With a small military training program, the United States military has joined efforts to fight a brutal insurgency that has devastated northern Mozambique.
Comrades repeatedly told the Army that Capt. Paris Davis, one of the first Black officers in the Special Forces, deserved the Medal of Honor. The Army kept losing the paperwork.
A lawyer for Duke Webb said there was indication that the Green Beret, accused of killing three people at a Rockford, Ill., bowling alley, had P.T.S.D.
Officials have not said how the men died. They were identified as Master Sgt. William J. Lavigne II, 37, and Timothy Dumas, 44.
An elite commando unit supported by U.S. forces could fall apart, officials say, leaving the country more vulnerable to the Shabab and other terrorist groups.
Prosecutors said he provided classified information to Russian intelligence operatives for years, betraying the United States.
Venezuelan prosecutors said the former Green Berets admitted to taking part in a failed attack aimed at overthrowing the country’s president.
The soldier’s graduation is a landmark moment for the Army, as the Special Forces were one of the last Army assignments without any women.
The decision comes amid criticism that the American military is harsher in dispensing punishment to African-American officers than to their white counterparts.
The operation to overthrow the president failed miserably, and eight rebels were killed. But a former Green Beret who was not on the mission has emerged as the central character.
President Nicolás Maduro said the Americans were among 13 “terrorists” involved in an armed incursion on Sunday.
As Army Green Berets move to confront new threats in the Sahel, the Pentagon is reducing the number of helicopters available for casualty evacuation flights.
Forty years ago, Capt. Kate Wilder passed the Army Special Forces Officer Course, but her superiors wouldn’t let her graduate with her peers.