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# military - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Turkey shuts over 1,000 schools and extends police powers after failed coup

Under heightened police powers, suspects can now be held without charge for one month, up from four days.

# military - Friday 15 July, 2016

Turkey coup: Military says it has taken over - but thousands take to the street to protest

The military said it has “completely taken over the administration of the country” but President Erdogan has urged people to take to the streets.

# military - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Drowning death of Navy SEAL during training ruled a homicide

James Derek Lovelace was dunked at least twice by an instructor while struggling to tread water in full gear.

# military - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office

The number is significantly more than the president had previously announced.

# military - Friday 1 July, 2016

US military ends ban on transgender troops

The thousands of transgender people who serve in the military have previously been forced to hide their gender identity.

# military - Saturday 25 June, 2016

US military to lift ban on transgender troops

Currently, Pentagon rules allow transgender troops to be discharged from the military.

# military - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Japanese military join search for missing seven-year-old left in bear-inhabited forest

The child was originally left there as a punishment for misbehaving.

# military - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Police capture soldier suspected of killing 11 on tropical island

Nine guns, along with ammunition, were recovered several hours after the shooting.

# military - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Pictures: The American military has a lot of aircraft carriers - and they're absolutely MASSIVE

At 1,092 feet long Nimitz-class carriers are three times the length of a soccer pitch.

# military - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Can you spot the armed camouflaged marine watching you from the trees? Hide And Seek This post contains images

Can you spot the armed camouflaged marine watching you from the trees?

US Marine Brent Downing documents techniques from militaries around the world.

# military - Friday 5 February, 2016

European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College

The college is leading a project that aims to improve skills needed in peacekeeping missions.

# military - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Pentagon says hundreds of military kids sexually abused each year

In one case, a Marine was found to be abusing his colleague’s three-year-old stepdaughter.

# military - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Investigation underway after civilian managed to live at US army base for up to eight months

It’s believed that he got away with it by claiming he was attending a top-secret school on the base.

# military - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Women are now able to fight on the US military's frontline

This has ended centuries of men-only tradition.

# military - Friday 27 November, 2015

Pictures: 1,300 Irish soldiers take part in 'Dark Nights' exercise Dark Nights This post contains images

Pictures: 1,300 Irish soldiers take part in 'Dark Nights' exercise

The exercise took place over the last two weeks in Kildare and Cork.

# military - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?

Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# military - Friday 13 November, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi's party storms to victory despite 'dirty tricks and crackdowns'

The landslide win comes five years to the day since Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the military.

# military - Sunday 25 October, 2015

# military - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Here's the damage North Korea could do if it went to war

Tensions between North and South Korea have escalated recently.

# military - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Oath Keepers: Why are a group of heavily armed white militiamen on the streets of Ferguson?

They say they’re there to defend the constitution.

# military - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Defence Forces want more women, gay people and ethnic minorities

If you’re interested, you have a month to apply.

# military - Saturday 18 July, 2015

There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis

On this day in 1966, Gallagher threw himself on top of a grenade in order to save his comrades.

# military - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Just eight days of military spending could make education free around the world

Every eight days, $39 billion is spent on world militaries.

# military - Thursday 28 May, 2015

The US military accidentally shipped live anthrax around the country

The Pentagon and health officials said the incident posed no threat to public health.

# military - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The Defence Forces are looking for drummers (and trumpet players, and woodwind...)

Think you’ve got the right stuff? (In this case, a playing standard of at least Grade 7)

# military - Sunday 22 March, 2015

'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published

However, security sources believe the information was already in the public domain.

# military - Friday 14 November, 2014

Here's the submarine Sweden was searching for

It looks a little… wobbly.

# military - Friday 7 November, 2014

Tanks, troops, and artillery pour into Ukraine from Russia

A military spokesperson said 32 tanks, 16 howitzer cannons and 30 trucks of troops crossed the border.

# military - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Suicide blast kills 45 spectators during Pakistan border ceremony

The incident occurred at Wagah after the ‘flag-lowering’ ceremony.

# military - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nato detects 'significant Russian military activity' in Europe's airspace

Nato detects 'significant Russian military activity' in Europe's airspace

The rise in activity has been noticed over the past two days.

# military - Friday 24 October, 2014

Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill

The effect of the air campaign remains the subject of debate.

# military - Friday 3 October, 2014

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.

# military - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

# military - Monday 22 September, 2014

Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty"

While Ukrainian military units are appearing to pull back, rebels have said they are willing to carry out their side of the deal.

# military - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Italian Air Force jets collide and crash into forest below

A total of four crew members were on board.

# military - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it's terrifying

‘Why does a town of 21,000 people need a police force more heavily armed than the mid-1980s Royal Ulster Constabulary?’

# military - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment

More than €2.9 million has been spent on such equipment since 2011.

# military - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia Donetsk This post contains images

Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia

However, reports from Russia suggest that the troops deserted.

# military - Monday 4 August, 2014

Here's how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country

Ever wondered how the Marine Corps mobilises so quickly, and how missions are carried out?

# military - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Teen found dead in the wheel-well of an American military cargo plane

The body is possibly of African origin and was found trapped in a compartment above the aircraft’s rear landing gear in Ramstein Air Base in Germany.