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#Military

# military - Friday 22 November, 2013

China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the "Sharp Sword"

Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone.

# military - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Four US marines killed in incident at military base

The incident occurred during a sweep of a firing range to clear unexploded ordnance, a Marine official said.

# military - Sunday 20 October, 2013

More than 30 dead in Syria after 'explosives-laden truck' blown up by suicide bomber

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll was likely to rise, as “there are dozens of wounded, some of them in critical condition”.

# military - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Australian military investigates whether it is to blame for bushfire

Around 80 fires are burning across New South Wales, with about 20 of them uncontained.

# military - Friday 18 October, 2013

Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error'

Shannonwatch said it is difficult to believe that a breach of this kind was an administrative error.

# military - Thursday 10 October, 2013

US suspends supply of cash, large military hardware to Egypt

Washington has confirmed it’s halting $260 million in cash aid as well as shipments of some large scale military systems — including Apache helicopters and F-16 fighter jets.

# military - Monday 7 October, 2013

Fifty killed in Egypt clashes

Yesterday’s death toll is the highest since several days of violence started in mid-August, leading to over 1,000 deaths.

# military - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Pics: This is what a day of military bomb squad training is like US Air Force This post contains images

Pics: This is what a day of military bomb squad training is like

A dangerous job like this needs a lot of extensive training and practice. The average US Air Force bomb tech can spend years doing this.

# military - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

More details of 'horrific' Washington Navy Yard shooting emerge USA

More details of 'horrific' Washington Navy Yard shooting emerge

Thirteen people, including the shooter Aaron Alexis, were killed during the incident.

# military - Friday 30 August, 2013

Poll: Should international military forces intervene in Syria? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should international military forces intervene in Syria?

The British House of Commons has rejected a call for military strikes but do you think international forces should intervene in Syria?

# military - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Shock result as David Cameron loses vote on Syria intervention

MPs voted against a government motion to support a military attack in Syria – and David Cameron says he will respect their decision.

“Syria is not like Iraq” – David Cameron makes his case for military action

Cameron told a special debate in Westminster that Britain could not stand idle in the face of “one of the most abhorrent uses of chemical weapons in a century”.

# military - Saturday 24 August, 2013

UN envoy arrives in Syria for talks on chemical weapons probe

Meanwhile the US Defence Secretary has suggested that forces are being moved into place in case Obama opts for military action.

# military - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

"Stop arms shipments to Egypt," says Amnesty

The organisation has said that the arms are being used to kill protesters, so deliveries

# military - Monday 19 August, 2013

US prosecutors demand 60 years for whistleblower Bradley Manning

The 25-year-old former army intelligence analyst has been convicted on a raft of espionage and theft charges that could see him jailed for more than a century.

# military - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Divers find another body on Indian submarine after it exploded

Eighteen crewmen were on board the submarine when it exploded and sank, but the navy says some bodies may never be found because of the high temperature of the fire.

# military - Friday 16 August, 2013

CIA papers reveal that Area 51 does exist

Declassified CIA documents provide proof that Area 51 is a real place, but there is no mention of UFOs.

# military - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Irish citizens told to avoid all non-essential travel to Egypt as violence escalates

Scores were killed in a crackdown on camps of Morsi loyalists this morning. A month-long state of emergency has been declared in the country.

All eighteen sailors on Indian submarine that exploded feared dead

No signs of life have been found on board by divers who entered the vessel. A board of enquiry will investigate what happened.

# military - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Verdict due in Bradley Manning WikiLeaks trial

Private Bradley Manning is accused of giving hundreds of thousands of pages of classified documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

# military - Monday 15 July, 2013

Two US military planes landed at Shannon in one day last month

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the aircraft contained no arms, ammunition or intelligence gathering equipment.

France vows: Mali hostage death will not 'go unpunished'

“We found a body 10 days ago in northern Mali… we will determine the cause of death and nothing will go unpunished,” French president Francois Hollande said.

# military - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# military - Friday 5 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

Egypt army appeals for peaceful pro-Morsi protests

The military said it supported the right to peaceful protest, but warned that violence would “harm social peace”.

# military - Thursday 4 July, 2013

'No confidence' in leadership of PSNI unit reviewing unsolved Troubles murders

A report published yesterday found that the some military cases relating to state involvement were reviewed with less rigor than others.

# military - Friday 28 June, 2013

The French army's new warplane is monstrous Oh My This post contains images

The French army's new warplane is monstrous

Is this the future of European military airspace?

# military - Friday 31 May, 2013

CIA director who quit after sex scandal joins investment company

David Petraeus resigned in November after admitting an affair with his biographer, 20 years his junior.

# military - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Photos: Here's an unusual 150-year-old mansion up for sale for €90 million Property Porn This post contains images

# military - Monday 22 April, 2013

'Dozens' killed in Nigeria gun battles

Mobile phone network coverage in some parts of Borno was crippled last year after an Islamic group burned down a series of telecommunication masts.

# military - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Nobel peace laureate says Pope Francis was not complicit in 'Dirty War'

“He was not complicit with the dictatorship, he did not collaborate,” says human rights activist and Nobel laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel.

# military - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Searchable form of 1922 military census goes online today

A census cataloguing the Free State Army’s total manpower will go live later this morning.

# military - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Fort Hood army shooter loses bid to avoid death penalty

Major Nidal Hasan is accused of going on a shooting spree in 2009 that left 13 dead and 32 wounded at the army base in Texas.

# military - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Egypt military chief warns of collapse of state

The Defence MInister said failure to resolve the situation “could lead to grave repurcussions”.

# military - Monday 28 January, 2013

Explainer: What is happening in Mali?

It is almost three weeks since French and Malian troops began a battle to wrest back the north of the country from Islamist rebels.

# military - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland have compulsory military service? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland have compulsory military service?

Though it’s unlikely to happen, some Nordic countries and Austria are among those to operate a compulsory draft. Should Ireland have one too?

Voters in Austria likely to maintain compulsory military service

Austria looks set to remain one of the few European countries with compulsory military service as voters go to the polls in a referendum being held today.

# military - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Four homemade explosive devices made safe in Dundalk

The viable Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were found in a derelict house in a residential area this afternoon.

# military - Friday 28 December, 2012

'Stormin Norman' Schwarzkopf dies at 78

The US general led Operation Desert Storm during the 1991 Gulf War.

# military - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Head of Syrian military police defects to opposition - reports

Latest reports say Major General Abdul-Aziz Jassem al-Shallal appeared in a video aired on Al Arabiya TV yesterday saying he is joining “the people’s revolution.”