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#Military

# military - Friday 27 June, 2014

$500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement

They White House says it intends to “ramp up US support to the moderate Syrian opposition”.

# military - Thursday 26 June, 2014

South Korea withholds suicide note of army shooter who killed five comrades

Reports say the note detailed how bullying drove him to despair.

# military - Monday 23 June, 2014

Killer soldier who shot dead five colleagues captured after tense standoff

The 22-year-old soldier, who was a conscript to the army, was captured after a 24-hour standoff.

# military - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire

Russia has demanded an apology after a customs officer was wounded at a border checkpoint.

# military - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

"We are now a blood-ridden country": Margaretta D'Arcy rounds on TDs over Shannon...

Some of them looked pretty stunned at the tirade…

# military - Friday 13 June, 2014

Former POW Bergdahl back on US soil, will continue medical treatment in Texas

It comes as new letters emerge, suggesting he was in a troubled state of mind before and during his deployment with the military.

# military - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years Free This post contains videos

Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years

In the video, one of the Taliban militants is heard telling the soldier: “Don’t come to Afghanistan again. Next time, nobody will release you”.

# military - Monday 2 June, 2014

Infographic: Here's everything the Irish Air Corps has done this year

Over 6,000 take-offs and landings at Casement Aerodome, 32 personnel overseas, 115 escorts and more…

# military - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Irishman killed in bike crash may have been rushing to beat Thai coup curfew

The 30-year-old suffered head injuries in the crash on Friday night and passed away yesterday.

# military - Monday 26 May, 2014

Thai junta chief given seal of approval by the country's royal family

Sights are now being set on bringing growing protests under control.

# military - Monday 19 May, 2014

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers

The FBI’s Bob Anderson Jr., described the charges as ‘the new normal’.

# military - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister

The Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.

# military - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

More than 30 pro-Russian rebels killed in Ukraine as violence escalates

Ukrainian authorities have said the military suffered casualties of its own and a helicopter gunship was shot down.

# military - Friday 2 May, 2014

Military helicopter shot down as Ukraine army launches assault on insurgents

Troops have also been put on full combat alert in response to the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed on the border.

New brain implant could restore memory for Alzheimer's patients

Military researchers in the US are working on developing this but ethical questions have been raised about whether the mind should be manipulated.

# military - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

The Defence Force's newest ship has arrived in Cork LE SAMUEL BECKETT This post contains images

The Defence Force's newest ship has arrived in Cork

The LÉ Samuel Beckett will remain at Haulbowline until the middle of next month.

# military - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Chelsea Manning officially granted name change - but will still be treated as male prisoner

A US judge has granted Manning’s request to be formally known as Chelsea.

# military - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

# military - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused

However, thirteen overflights were refused due to the nature of their cargo.

# military - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Sixteen people have died in a huge fire consuming the outskirts of a Chilean port city

The military has taken over security in the city of Valparaiso.

# military - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed

Pervez Musharraf is on trial for treason and could face the death penalty but some are unconvinced the government will complete the trial.

Mass shooting at US base Fort Hood: 14 wounded, gunman reported killed

The Texas base was the scene of a deadly shooting rampage in 2009.

# military - Monday 24 March, 2014

Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea

Assaults on Ukrainian military bases in the region continued today.

# military - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Chelsea Manning is going to court to have her name legally changed from Bradley

Fort Leavenworth have said Manning would have to get a legal name change to be known in the prison as Chelsea.

# military - Saturday 15 March, 2014

"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow

The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

# military - Monday 3 March, 2014

Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table

Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.

# military - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Tánaiste says Russian forces in Ukraine is a ‘dangerous situation’

Eamon Gilmore on the Russian Federation to abide by international law and to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.

# military - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Lone survivor found after Algeria military plane crash kills 77

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced three days of national mourning to begin tomorrow, praising the soldiers who perished in the crash as “martyrs.”

# military - Sunday 9 February, 2014

There are 62 republican prisoners being held at present in Irish prisons IRA

There are 62 republican prisoners being held at present in Irish prisons

The average person is in custody in Portlaoise Prison for over 8 months.

# military - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law

Margaretta, in her peaceful act of civil disobedience, was seeking to highlight our own government’s failure to uphold both Irish and international law. We should applaud her courage, writes Joe Murray.

# military - Sunday 26 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge This recreation of Greased Lightning by some Swedish Marines is camp and fabulous Heading Up The 409

This recreation of Greased Lightning by some Swedish Marines is camp and fabulous

They’re not bad to look at, either.

# military - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Adams accuses European leaders of trying to create 'EU army'

Adams questioned the future of Irish neutrality as the EU plans to increase spending on weapons.

# military - Sunday 19 January, 2014

# military - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

US Air Force helicopter crashes on English coast with four crew believed dead

It is not thought that anyone in the surrounding area has been injured but an assessment on possible munitions on board is taking place.

# military - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Minister objected to military vehicles factory setting up shop in Ireland in 1983

The Minister for Trade, Commerce and Tourism Frank Cluskey thought Ireland should take a restrictive attitude to the manufacturing of military equipment in Ireland.

# military - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Here are the crazy military robots Google bought this week

Amazing creations – but also a tad creepy.

# military - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Military and party vow loyalty to Jong-Un on anniversary of father's death

Today marks the second anniversary of the death of his father, Kim Jong-il

# military - Friday 13 December, 2013

Defence Forces to begin general service recruiting early next year --- Shatter

The new staff will be hired in order to keep the personnel level above the ‘agreed stabilised strength’ of 9,500.

# military - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Column: Should Ireland join NATO?

Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.

# military - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Four killed, dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Bangkok

Today, police have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters attempting to storm government buildings and overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.