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#Military

# 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.”

# military - Monday 10 December, 2012

Iran says it decoded data from captured CIA drone

Tehran now claiming it will reverse-engineer the drone and build its own version.

# military - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget

Nine Departments and agencies needed extra top-ups to their funding in 2012. Here’s where the overflow went.

# military - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Cuts to Reserve Defence Force after Value for Money review

Minister Alan Shatter has announced significant changes to the make up of the reservists.

# military - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Man arrested over shots fired at Alan Ryan’s paramilitary funeral

Gardaí investigating the discharge of firearms on September 8 arrested a man in his 40s this afternoon.

# military - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Air strikes across Syria amid deadly clashes

Most of the army’s air strikes targeted the Idlib province in the northwest, Aleppo and Damascas province.

# military - Monday 12 November, 2012

Afghanistan massacre: survivors find hope for justice in video testimony

US Staff Sgt Robert Bales is accused of slipping away from his remote camp in Afghanistan last March and massacring 16 civilians – including nine children.

# military - Thursday 1 November, 2012

PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal Sandy This post contains images

PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal

The United States is facing a bill of tens of billions of dollars in the wake of ‘Superstorm’ Sandy.

# military - Saturday 29 September, 2012

GALLERY: South Korea prepares for Armed Forces Day 2012 Korea This post contains images

GALLERY: South Korea prepares for Armed Forces Day 2012

South Korea’s annual celebration of its armed forces is this Tuesday, and the rehearsals are intense…

# military - Monday 10 September, 2012

Alan Ryan funeral scenes: "Wholly unacceptable and belongs in the past" - Mayor

The Mayor added his voice to people who have spoken out against the paramilitary-style funeral in Dublin at the weekend.

# military - Monday 3 September, 2012

No decision made on future of Reserve Defence Forces

The government and Defence Forces have denied speculation that training for Army and Naval reservists has been “shut down”.

# military - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Irish boat detained by Naval Service over fishing rules

The boat was stopped at around 2.30am this morning off the Cork coast.

Navy Seal releases book on bin Laden hit operation

The book has triggered concerns that classified information may be released to the public.

# military - Monday 13 August, 2012

Syria: Rebels claim to capture pilot of downed warplane

Rebel fighters say they shot the plane down earlier using an anti-aircraft weapon.

# military - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

New website brings Ireland's military history to life

The website holds thousands of images and documents relating to the period 1913 – 1921, a pivotal time in Irish history.

# military - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Two viable explosive devices found in Sligo

A controlled explosion was carried out on one of the devices at the scene, while the other was brought to a secure military location to be examined.

# military - Monday 16 July, 2012

North Korea army chief relieved of all posts

North Korean media says Ri Yong Ho has been removed due to illness, but there is scepticism about that claim.

# military - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Turkey scrambles fighter jets to Syrian border

Officials say military movement is in response to the activity of Syrian helicopters.

# military - Saturday 30 June, 2012

UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs

In new UN report, sanctions experts raise issue of luxury cars in Pyongyang and suggest fake missiles were used in major NK military parade.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning.

# military - Monday 25 June, 2012

North Korea criticises 'provocative' use of its flag during drills

US-South Korean military drills last week displayed a North Korean flag.

# military - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Hillary Clinton condemns Syria for shooting down Turkish jet

“It is yet another reflection of the Syrian authorities’ callous disregard for international norms, human life, and peace and security,” Clinton said.

Turkey seeking NATO meeting after Syria shoots down military plane

Turkish minister says plane was shot down in international airspace 15 minutes after it had strayed briefly into Syrian territory.

There's "no hint" of US plan to take Assange from Sweden, says Australian minister

Assange has sought asylum in bid to avoid being extradited to Sweden.

# military - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Egypt's presidential election results due tomorrow

Tensions are high as the country awaits confirmation of its first new president in three decades.

Syria says it shot down Turkish warplane after it violated air space

Latest incident shows dramatic escalation in tensions between neighbouring states.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know this morning.

# military - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Egypt worried as parliament dissolved, elections begin

Many voters are stuck between a rock and a hard place as they go to the polls today.

# military - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Egypt extends arresting powers to military and intelligence agents

Move sparks accusations military is trying to recreate expired emergency laws.

# military - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

PHOTOS: Russia marks WWII victory over Germany with annual Red Square parade Military Might This post contains images

PHOTOS: Russia marks WWII victory over Germany with annual Red Square parade

It’s 67 years since the end of World War II, and Russia has been marking it with a display of its military might in Red Square.

# military - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change?

This summer, Ireland will join other UN states to discuss how to improve the “poorly regulated” trade of conventional weapons – and ways to stop military equipment falling into the wrong hands.

# military - Thursday 3 May, 2012

From The42 British military carry out security tests ahead of Olympics Preparations

British military carry out security tests ahead of Olympics

The training includes the deployment of one weapon it hopes it never has to use

# military - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Romney insists he would have ordered bin Laden killed Bin Laden This post contains videos

Romney insists he would have ordered bin Laden killed

Seemingly backtracking on his statements from a few years ago, the Republican presidential candidate says he would have given the order to kill Osama bin Laden.

Use of drones 'ethical' and 'wise' says White House adviser Drones This post contains videos

Use of drones 'ethical' and 'wise' says White House adviser

Counter-terrorism chief John Brennan defended US drone attacks.

# military - Sunday 22 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Attacks

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

# military - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Australia to withdraw troops from Afghanistan one year early

Prime Minister’s announcement comes weeks before NATO summit in Chicago.