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# 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 18,430 Views 105 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 12,378 Views 6 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 25,135 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 15,755 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 14,569 Views 197 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 48,899 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 25,117 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 15,087 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 11,787 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 30,357 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 17,459 Views 22 Comments

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

# military - Monday 6 March, 2017

US military investigating claims naked photos of female Marines were shared by male colleagues
# Secret Facebook Page
# Secret Facebook Page

US military investigating claims naked photos of female Marines were shared by male colleagues

Mar 6th 2017, 7:46 AM 19,359 Views 25 Comments

Photos of veterans and other women were also allegedly shared, some of which were taken without their knowledge.

# military - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Warning of 'extreme risk' to citizens as the battle for Mosul rages on
# Warning
# Warning

Warning of 'extreme risk' to citizens as the battle for Mosul rages on

Jan 24th 2017, 8:51 AM 9,326 Views 10 Comments

The UN has warned about the risk to citizens in the battle-torn city.

# military - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Trump will have tough decisions to make about his somewhat decrepit nuclear arsenal
# Explosive
# Explosive

Trump will have tough decisions to make about his somewhat decrepit nuclear arsenal

Dec 21st 2016, 9:00 PM 12,835 Views 33 Comments

Many are now asking how vulnerable US nuclear weapons are to cyber threats.

# military - Friday 21 October, 2016

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon

Oct 21st 2016, 6:00 PM 10,883 Views 57 Comments

The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.

# military - Monday 17 October, 2016

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun
# Iraq
# Iraq

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun

Oct 17th 2016, 7:35 AM 7,788 Views 68 Comments

The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.

# military - Thursday 6 October, 2016

"Soldiers can’t afford fuel for 5 days a week - some take a day’s leave to save them the trip"
# Army 'at War With Itself'
# Army 'at War With Itself'

"Soldiers can’t afford fuel for 5 days a week - some take a day’s leave to save them the trip"

Oct 6th 2016, 6:05 AM 30,464 Views 81 Comments

A recent survey found that 52% of soldiers are unsatisfied with military life – with 27% having considered leaving the Defence Forces because of the commute to work.

# military - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Tension soars between Ukraine and Russia over 'terror attack' claims
# The Heat Is On
# The Heat Is On

Tension soars between Ukraine and Russia over 'terror attack' claims

Aug 11th 2016, 9:26 PM 15,436 Views 133 Comments

The UN Security Council was to discuss the growing tensions today at the request of Ukraine.

# military - Monday 1 August, 2016

Russian military helicopter shot down over Syria
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

Russian military helicopter shot down over Syria

Aug 1st 2016, 12:51 PM 15,830 Views 138 Comments

The five people on board are believed to have died.

# military - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Turkey shuts over 1,000 schools and extends police powers after failed coup
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Turkey shuts over 1,000 schools and extends police powers after failed coup

Jul 23rd 2016, 12:16 PM 12,609 Views 64 Comments

Under heightened police powers, suspects can now be held without charge for one month, up from four days.

# military - Friday 15 July, 2016

Turkey coup: Military says it has taken over - but thousands take to the street to protest
# Military Takeover
# Military Takeover

Turkey coup: Military says it has taken over - but thousands take to the street to protest

Jul 15th 2016, 9:25 PM 168,529 Views 330 Comments

The military said it has “completely taken over the administration of the country” but President Erdogan has urged people to take to the streets.

# military - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Drowning death of Navy SEAL during training ruled a homicide
# Drowning
# Drowning

Drowning death of Navy SEAL during training ruled a homicide

Jul 9th 2016, 1:00 PM 36,606 Views 39 Comments

James Derek Lovelace was dunked at least twice by an instructor while struggling to tread water in full gear.

# military - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office
# Troops
# Troops

Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office

Jul 6th 2016, 4:31 PM 7,388 Views 28 Comments

The number is significantly more than the president had previously announced.

# military - Friday 1 July, 2016

US military ends ban on transgender troops
# Pentagon
# Pentagon

US military ends ban on transgender troops

Jul 1st 2016, 8:55 AM 5,307 Views 28 Comments

The thousands of transgender people who serve in the military have previously been forced to hide their gender identity.

# military - Saturday 25 June, 2016

US military to lift ban on transgender troops
# Equality
# Equality

US military to lift ban on transgender troops

Jun 25th 2016, 8:36 AM 8,049 Views 84 Comments

Currently, Pentagon rules allow transgender troops to be discharged from the military.

# military - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Japanese military join search for missing seven-year-old left in bear-inhabited forest
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese military join search for missing seven-year-old left in bear-inhabited forest

Jun 1st 2016, 8:31 AM 19,786 Views 30 Comments

The child was originally left there as a punishment for misbehaving.

# military - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Police capture soldier suspected of killing 11 on tropical island
# Manhunt
# Manhunt

Police capture soldier suspected of killing 11 on tropical island

Apr 27th 2016, 7:40 PM 32,318 Views 11 Comments

Nine guns, along with ammunition, were recovered several hours after the shooting.

# military - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Pictures: The American military has a lot of aircraft carriers - and they're absolutely MASSIVE
# Top Gun
# Top Gun

Pictures: The American military has a lot of aircraft carriers - and they're absolutely MASSIVE

Apr 23rd 2016, 11:00 AM 38,179 Views 83 Comments

At 1,092 feet long Nimitz-class carriers are three times the length of a soccer pitch.

# military - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Can you spot the armed camouflaged marine watching you from the trees?
# Hide And Seek
# Hide And Seek

Can you spot the armed camouflaged marine watching you from the trees?

Feb 28th 2016, 9:00 PM 51,079 Views 40 Comments

US Marine Brent Downing documents techniques from militaries around the world.

# military - Friday 5 February, 2016

European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College
# Virtual Reality
# Virtual Reality

European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College

Feb 5th 2016, 12:37 PM 14,983 Views 44 Comments

The college is leading a project that aims to improve skills needed in peacekeeping missions.

# military - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Pentagon says hundreds of military kids sexually abused each year
# Abuse
# Abuse

Pentagon says hundreds of military kids sexually abused each year

Jan 9th 2016, 8:45 AM 20,194 Views 19 Comments

In one case, a Marine was found to be abusing his colleague’s three-year-old stepdaughter.

# military - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Investigation underway after civilian managed to live at US army base for up to eight months
# North Carolina
# North Carolina

Investigation underway after civilian managed to live at US army base for up to eight months

Jan 7th 2016, 3:30 PM 17,544 Views 13 Comments

It’s believed that he got away with it by claiming he was attending a top-secret school on the base.

# military - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Women are now able to fight on the US military's frontline
# In Combat
# In Combat

Women are now able to fight on the US military's frontline

Dec 3rd 2015, 9:31 PM 12,083 Views 65 Comments

This has ended centuries of men-only tradition.

# military - Friday 27 November, 2015

Pictures: 1,300 Irish soldiers take part in 'Dark Nights' exercise
# Dark Nights
# Dark Nights

Pictures: 1,300 Irish soldiers take part in 'Dark Nights' exercise

Nov 27th 2015, 12:02 PM 25,073 Views 100 Comments

The exercise took place over the last two weeks in Kildare and Cork.

# military - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?
# Column
# Column

Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?

Nov 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 1,128 Views 205 Comments

Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# military - Friday 13 November, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi's party storms to victory despite 'dirty tricks and crackdowns'
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi's party storms to victory despite 'dirty tricks and crackdowns'

Nov 13th 2015, 9:43 AM 6,854 Views 17 Comments

The landslide win comes five years to the day since Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the military.

# military - Sunday 25 October, 2015

These are the incredible armoured trains of World War I and World War II
# Trains
# Trains

These are the incredible armoured trains of World War I and World War II

Oct 25th 2015, 6:00 PM 21,775 Views 29 Comments

Forgotten war machines.

# military - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Here's the damage North Korea could do if it went to war
# Hermit State
# Hermit State

Here's the damage North Korea could do if it went to war

Aug 29th 2015, 10:00 PM 50,546 Views 50 Comments

Tensions between North and South Korea have escalated recently.

# military - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Oath Keepers: Why are a group of heavily armed white militiamen on the streets of Ferguson?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Oath Keepers: Why are a group of heavily armed white militiamen on the streets of Ferguson?

Aug 11th 2015, 7:30 PM 15,457 Views 59 Comments

They say they’re there to defend the constitution.

# military - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Defence Forces want more women, gay people and ethnic minorities
# We Want You
# We Want You

Defence Forces want more women, gay people and ethnic minorities

Aug 4th 2015, 11:40 PM 21,972 Views 159 Comments

If you’re interested, you have a month to apply.