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#Military

# military - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Defence spending boost confirmed but doubt cast over several key reform proposals
# New Plan
# New Plan

Defence spending boost confirmed but doubt cast over several key reform proposals

Updated Jul 13th 2022, 12:50 PM 22,442 Views 30 Comments

A new high level action plan on the Defence Forces has been launched this morning.

# military - Thursday 19 May, 2022

US to fly in baby formula on military contracted planes due to major shortage
# Baby Formula
# Baby Formula

US to fly in baby formula on military contracted planes due to major shortage

May 19th 2022, 9:07 AM 24,491 Views 24 Comments

The shortage has left many parents frantic and fearful their infants may starve.

# military - Friday 15 April, 2022

EU Commissioner McGuinness calls for ‘mature’ debate on Irish neutrality
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

EU Commissioner McGuinness calls for ‘mature’ debate on Irish neutrality

Apr 15th 2022, 12:40 PM 17,573 Views 107 Comments

A freshly released poll shows little support for a change in Ireland’s neutral stance.

# military - Monday 7 March, 2022

Explainer: Why a no-fly zone over Ukraine won't happen, despite Zelenskyy's plea
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Explainer: Why a no-fly zone over Ukraine won't happen, despite Zelenskyy's plea

Mar 7th 2022, 8:00 PM 20,328 Views 38 Comments

Ukrainian officials have continued to call for direct air-support from the international community.

# military - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Tom Clonan: The Kremlin’s war aims are slowly revealing themselves - here's what we know
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Tom Clonan: The Kremlin’s war aims are slowly revealing themselves - here's what we know

Mar 3rd 2022, 9:32 PM 50,466 Views 44 Comments

The security analyst says that it would appear at this point that the Russians are seeking to cut Ukraine in two.

# military - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Analysis: Defence Commission report sets out stark reality of Ireland's military incapacity
# Analysis
# Analysis

Analysis: Defence Commission report sets out stark reality of Ireland's military incapacity

Feb 10th 2022, 9:19 AM 15,451 Views 60 Comments

The Commission report is a study in accepting the modernisation of a long neglected force, writes Niall O’Connor.

# military - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Report detailing military weaknesses sends clear and 'blunt' message to govt - Coveney
# Military
# Military

Report detailing military weaknesses sends clear and 'blunt' message to govt - Coveney

Feb 9th 2022, 3:42 PM 13,279 Views 27 Comments

A new report calls for major increases in Government spending on the Defence Forces.

Long-awaited report finds Ireland's Defence Forces in need of 'transformational change'
# Commission
# Commission

Long-awaited report finds Ireland's Defence Forces in need of 'transformational change'

Updated Feb 9th 2022, 1:35 PM 23,914 Views 47 Comments

The Minister for Defence said the report proposes “significant changes for the Defence Forces and Defence provision in Ireland”.

# military - Sunday 30 January, 2022

Defence Forces have been 'under-resourced for a long time', Coveney says
# Military
# Military

Defence Forces have been 'under-resourced for a long time', Coveney says

Jan 30th 2022, 2:29 PM 22,682 Views 64 Comments

It comes after Coveney confirmed that Russia is to relocate its military drills outside Ireland’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

# military - Saturday 29 January, 2022

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?
# Analysis
# Analysis

What will next week's Russian manoeuvres off Ireland look like and what's the overall strategy?

Jan 29th 2022, 12:05 AM 41,386 Views 67 Comments

Security expert Declan Power equates the Russian exercise to a burglar testing the windows of a house.

# military - Monday 24 January, 2022

No reason to change plans for Russian missile tests 240km off Irish coast, ambassador says
# Russia
# Russia

No reason to change plans for Russian missile tests 240km off Irish coast, ambassador says

Jan 24th 2022, 6:56 PM 31,859 Views 88 Comments

The Russian ambassador to Ireland said “there are no problems” with the planned military exercises.

# military - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Save the Children staff confirmed dead in Myanmar massacre
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Save the Children staff confirmed dead in Myanmar massacre

Dec 28th 2021, 5:11 PM 37,432 Views 17 Comments

Photos of the attack have spread on social media in Myanmar, fuelling outrage against the military.

# 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 16,538 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 37,367 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 10,932 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 29,106 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 24,849 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 45,033 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 36,905 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 44,609 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 81,732 Views 88 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 19,516 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 12,917 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 8,120 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 20,548 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 9,036 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 10,045 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 20,885 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 11,225 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 17,137 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 25,487 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 27,008 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 7,259 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 15,310 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 14,017 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 25,027 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 20,943 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 20,254 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 15,836 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 20,896 Views 41 Comments

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

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