Commanding officers had determined that the sergeant was a potential danger to himself or others.
The Italian Navy this week will begin turning back Africans who have transformed Lampedusa, Italy, into the site of a humanitarian crisis.
Revived exchange program points up Pakistan's importance to US aims in Afghanistan.
Political and military leaders in the region try to look to the positive as Taliban fighters entrench in Pakistan's Swat Valley.
But the military said that the estimated death toll of the bombing this week – 100 people – was "grossly exaggerated."
Iraqi security forces say they arrested Abu Omar al-Baghdadi in April. US officials say they are uncertain whether the name refers to a specific person or is simply a commonly used pseudonym within the insurgency.
Congress holds the key to billions in new assistance, but some lawmakers are skeptical it would diminish the terrorist threat.
Washington has been increasingly critical of the Afghan president. But with Karzai likely to win reelection this year, both sides will want to dial back the recriminations.
The small number of successful pirate attacks, an increase in military patrols, and legal concerns have kept many firms from hiring security.