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# military - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan
# Offensive
# Offensive

UN warns of possible war crimes as Taliban hold tightens around north of Afghanistan

Updated Aug 10th 2021, 1:46 PM 16,512 Views 45 Comments

The UN says at least 241,000 people have been displaced since May.

# military - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'

Aug 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 37,013 Views 31 Comments
  • Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
  • In a wide-ranging interview Mellett spoke at length about funding difficulties.
  • He also believes that the future of defence lies in a combination of cyber and traditional roles.

# military - Thursday 8 July, 2021

Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August
# Military
# Military

Biden says US war in Afghanistan will end on 31 August

Jul 8th 2021, 10:43 PM 10,901 Views 22 Comments

The US is seeking to end a war that has lasted nearly 20 years.

# military - Saturday 3 April, 2021

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'
# Veterans
# Veterans

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 28,928 Views 22 Comments

More needs to be done to help veterans who previously served in the Defence Forces, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel has said.

# military - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges
# Military Inquiry
# Military Inquiry

Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges

Nov 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 24,801 Views 37 Comments

The findings recommended 19 soldiers be investigated by police for possible charges, including murder.

# military - Thursday 17 September, 2020

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

Sep 17th 2020, 10:44 PM 44,308 Views 37 Comments

It marks the third time in six days the Typhoons have been scrambled in response to Russian planes.

# military - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

Covid-19 forces socially distanced celebrations for National Services Day

Updated Sep 5th 2020, 4:00 PM 36,879 Views 43 Comments

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee will lay a wreath at a ceremony in Dublin.

# military - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

New Zealand military to control borders after two new cases of Covid-19 confirmed
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New Zealand military to control borders after two new cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Jun 17th 2020, 7:11 AM 44,607 Views 52 Comments

A 24-day run with no new cases was broken yesterday when it emerged two women who recently arrived from Britain were allowed out of quarantine.

# military - Monday 16 March, 2020

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'

Mar 16th 2020, 10:53 AM 81,676 Views 89 Comments

No: that WhatsApp message about a military lockdown, that went viral at the weekend, is not true.

# military - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Donald Trump officially launches military 'Space Force'

Dec 21st 2019, 10:30 AM 19,476 Views 56 Comments

It will initially have about 200 people and a first-year budget of $40 million.

# military - Monday 18 November, 2019

International Criminal Court may investigate British military over war crimes allegations
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

International Criminal Court may investigate British military over war crimes allegations

Nov 18th 2019, 8:39 AM 12,888 Views 22 Comments

A BBC Panorama programme claims that killings of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq have been covered up.

# military - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

US soldier arrested for sharing bomb-making instructions and discussing bombing TV station
# Bomb
# Bomb

US soldier arrested for sharing bomb-making instructions and discussing bombing TV station

Sep 24th 2019, 8:03 AM 8,104 Views 2 Comments

The discussions in a Facebook group chat also mentioned targeting presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.

# military - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves'
# Retention Crisis
# Retention Crisis

Call to restore pre-crash allowances to 'stop members of Defence Forces leaving in droves'

Jun 12th 2019, 6:06 PM 20,524 Views 34 Comments

There were 256 discharges in the first four months of 2019.

# military - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

At least 35 people killed, including eight-year-old child, in 'brutal' crackdown on protesters in Sudan

At least 35 people killed, including eight-year-old child, in 'brutal' crackdown on protesters in Sudan

Jun 4th 2019, 9:36 AM 9,023 Views 7 Comments

Hundreds of people were also injured when a sit-in was forcefully broken up by the military.

# military - Friday 12 April, 2019

Explainer: What's happening in Sudan?
# Sudan
# Sudan

Explainer: What's happening in Sudan?

Apr 12th 2019, 12:19 PM 10,022 Views 3 Comments

The country’s president Omar-al-Bashir was removed from power and detained by the army yesterday.

# military - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

US Supreme Court allows for Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to come into effect
# Military
# Military

US Supreme Court allows for Trump's restrictions on transgender troops to come into effect

Jan 22nd 2019, 3:13 PM 20,867 Views 91 Comments

The high court today reversed lower-court orders preventing the Pentagon from implementing its plans.

# military - Sunday 13 January, 2019

This new online game will train military, police and peacekeepers in soft skills
# Gaming For Peace
# Gaming For Peace

This new online game will train military, police and peacekeepers in soft skills

Jan 13th 2019, 9:30 AM 11,197 Views 6 Comments

It’s planned that Gaming for Peace will be available to military, police and civilian personnel in EU missions.

# military - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing

Trump confirms that US military has killed architect of 2000 USS Cole bombing

Jan 6th 2019, 5:41 PM 17,122 Views 24 Comments

The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was believed to have been killed in a precision strike in Yemen.

# military - Monday 12 November, 2018

Luke Ming Flanagan: If we are heading for an EU army what does that mean for Irish neutrality?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Luke Ming Flanagan: If we are heading for an EU army what does that mean for Irish neutrality?

Nov 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 25,283 Views 130 Comments

As EU military and defence spending skyrockets, Ireland’s commitment to defence co-operation compromises its neutrality, writes Luke Ming Flanagan, MEP

# military - Friday 17 August, 2018

Military parade ordered by Trump postponed after costs spiral over €79 million
# On Hold
# On Hold

Military parade ordered by Trump postponed after costs spiral over €79 million

Aug 17th 2018, 6:57 AM 26,993 Views 54 Comments

Trump had ordered the show of air power after being impressed by France’s Bastille Day parade last year.

# military - Saturday 23 June, 2018

US suspends military training exercises with South Korea
# Pentagon
# Pentagon

US suspends military training exercises with South Korea

Jun 23rd 2018, 12:15 PM 7,243 Views 34 Comments

The move comes in a bid to support diplomatic negotiations with North Korea.

# military - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'It's like we have no border': Donald Trump vows to deploy military to the US-Mexico border
# Military
# Military

'It's like we have no border': Donald Trump vows to deploy military to the US-Mexico border

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:50 PM 15,292 Views 70 Comments

Trump made his latest comments during a White House meeting with Baltic leaders.

# military - Saturday 24 March, 2018

New Trump order will ban most transgender troops from serving in US military
# Limited Circumstances
# Limited Circumstances

New Trump order will ban most transgender troops from serving in US military

Mar 24th 2018, 8:25 AM 14,001 Views 58 Comments

Trump’s push for a ban, announced in a tweet last summer, has been challenged in the courts.

# military - Thursday 1 March, 2018

'Listen to us now': Vladimir Putin says Russia now has 'invincible' weapons
# Invincible
# Invincible

'Listen to us now': Vladimir Putin says Russia now has 'invincible' weapons

Mar 1st 2018, 3:09 PM 24,981 Views 156 Comments

Putin made the comments during his state of the nation speech today.

# military - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Trump asks for large-scale military parade through Washington to showcase US strength
# Show Of Force
# Show Of Force

Trump asks for large-scale military parade through Washington to showcase US strength

Feb 7th 2018, 6:54 AM 20,921 Views 81 Comments

Critics attacked the move, with one congressman saying Trump was acting “more like dictator than president”.

# military - Thursday 21 December, 2017

North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border
# Tension
# Tension

North Korean soldier defects to South, triggers gunfire at border

Dec 21st 2017, 6:54 AM 20,231 Views 23 Comments

The soldier cross the border in thick fog and made his way to a guard post.

# military - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Tanks seen heading towards Harare after army chief's warning to Mugabe over 'treacherous shenanigans'
# Zimbabwe
# Zimbabwe

Tanks seen heading towards Harare after army chief's warning to Mugabe over 'treacherous shenanigans'

Nov 14th 2017, 6:15 PM 15,819 Views 18 Comments

President Robert Mugabe’s decision to fire his vice president has led to political uncertainty.

# military - Friday 3 November, 2017

Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonourable discharge, avoiding prison time after deserting US army post
# Military
# Military

Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonourable discharge, avoiding prison time after deserting US army post

Nov 3rd 2017, 5:06 PM 20,869 Views 41 Comments

The US soldier deserted his Afghanistan post only to be held captive by insurgents for five years.

# military - Saturday 28 October, 2017

US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'
# Tension
# Tension

US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'

Oct 28th 2017, 11:33 AM 14,590 Views 37 Comments

Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.

# military - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Mother of US soldier killed in Niger accuses Trump of 'disrespecting' her son
# Sergeant La David Johnson
# Sergeant La David Johnson

Mother of US soldier killed in Niger accuses Trump of 'disrespecting' her son

Oct 18th 2017, 8:29 PM 18,422 Views 92 Comments

Hours earlier, Trump denied the claims that were made, saying that he had proof.

# military - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Limerick homes evacuated as Army Bomb Disposal Team explode grenade found in the area
# Explosives
# Explosives

Limerick homes evacuated as Army Bomb Disposal Team explode grenade found in the area

Oct 17th 2017, 10:45 AM 12,367 Views 8 Comments

The grenade was discovered in the vicinity of a private residence on the Pennywell Road.

# military - Thursday 28 September, 2017

On the hunt for a job? The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign
# Military
# Military

On the hunt for a job? The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign

Sep 28th 2017, 6:20 AM 25,117 Views 28 Comments

Defence Minister Paul Kehoe announced a new Permanent Defence Force general service recruitment competition.

# military - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'Cruel decision': Trump signs order barring transgender people from US military
# Armed Forces
# Armed Forces

'Cruel decision': Trump signs order barring transgender people from US military

Aug 26th 2017, 1:02 PM 15,746 Views 90 Comments

Trump has said he did the Pentagon a “great favour” by banning transgender troops.

# military - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Hundreds protest in New York against ban on transgender troops
# Military
# Military

Hundreds protest in New York against ban on transgender troops

Jul 27th 2017, 1:09 PM 14,565 Views 191 Comments

The US president said yesterday that the military cannot be ‘burdened’ with the medical costs and ‘disruption’ involved.

# military - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

'An appalling attack': Trump criticised for saying transgender people can't serve in US military
# Major Announcement
# Major Announcement

'An appalling attack': Trump criticised for saying transgender people can't serve in US military

Jul 26th 2017, 4:10 PM 48,893 Views 314 Comments

It is estimated that as many as 15,000 transgender people work in the US military.

# military - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane
# Debris Found
# Debris Found

Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane

Jun 7th 2017, 2:26 PM 25,112 Views 22 Comments

Debris has been found in the search for the plane, which was carrying soldiers and their relatives.

# military - Monday 1 May, 2017

Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX launch and then land its first rocket for the US military
# Blast Off
# Blast Off

Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX launch and then land its first rocket for the US military

May 1st 2017, 4:15 PM 15,082 Views 29 Comments

It was carrying a payload for the US agency that makes spy satellites.

# military - Friday 21 April, 2017

US forces say they have killed man responsible for Istanbul nightclub attack
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

US forces say they have killed man responsible for Istanbul nightclub attack

Apr 21st 2017, 9:36 PM 11,759 Views 14 Comments

The attack on1 January left 39 people dead.

# military - Friday 14 April, 2017

Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago
# Mother Of All Bombs
# Mother Of All Bombs

Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago

Apr 14th 2017, 2:17 PM 30,248 Views 19 Comments

In December 1917 a ship detonated in Nova Scotia, unleashing a blast equivalent to about 3,000 tonnes of TNT.

# military - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch
# Try Try Again
# Try Try Again

North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch

Mar 22nd 2017, 7:07 AM 17,432 Views 22 Comments

North Korea is under several sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes.

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