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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Military

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# Zimbabwe
Tanks seen heading towards Harare after army chief's warning to Mugabe over 'treacherous shenanigans'
President Robert Mugabe’s decision to fire his vice president has led to political uncertainty.
# Military
Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonourable discharge, avoiding prison time after deserting US army post
The US soldier deserted his Afghanistan post only to be held captive by insurgents for five years.
# Tension
US Defense Secretary warns North Korea of 'massive military response'
Pyongyang in recent months has sparked global alarm by conducting a sixth nuclear test and test-launching missiles capable of reaching the US mainland.
# Sergeant La David Johnson
Mother of US soldier killed in Niger accuses Trump of 'disrespecting' her son
Hours earlier, Trump denied the claims that were made, saying that he had proof.
# explosives
Limerick homes evacuated as Army Bomb Disposal Team explode grenade found in the area
The grenade was discovered in the vicinity of a private residence on the Pennywell Road.
# Military
On the hunt for a job? The Defence Forces have launched a new recruitment campaign
Defence Minister Paul Kehoe announced a new Permanent Defence Force general service recruitment competition.
# armed forces
'Cruel decision': Trump signs order barring transgender people from US military
Trump has said he did the Pentagon a “great favour” by banning transgender troops.
# Military
Hundreds protest in New York against ban on transgender troops
The US president said yesterday that the military cannot be ‘burdened’ with the medical costs and ‘disruption’ involved.
# major announcement
'An appalling attack': Trump criticised for saying transgender people can't serve in US military
It is estimated that as many as 15,000 transgender people work in the US military.
# debris found
Children among 120 passengers on board missing Myanmar military plane
Debris has been found in the search for the plane, which was carrying soldiers and their relatives.
# blast off
Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX launch and then land its first rocket for the US military
It was carrying a payload for the US agency that makes spy satellites.
# islamic state
US forces say they have killed man responsible for Istanbul nightclub attack
The attack on1 January left 39 people dead.
# mother of all bombs
Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago
In December 1917 a ship detonated in Nova Scotia, unleashing a blast equivalent to about 3,000 tonnes of TNT.
# try try again
North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch
North Korea is under several sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes.
# secret facebook page
US military investigating claims naked photos of female Marines were shared by male colleagues
Photos of veterans and other women were also allegedly shared, some of which were taken without their knowledge.
# warning
Warning of 'extreme risk' to citizens as the battle for Mosul rages on
The UN has warned about the risk to citizens in the battle-torn city.
# Explosive
Trump will have tough decisions to make about his somewhat decrepit nuclear arsenal
Many are now asking how vulnerable US nuclear weapons are to cyber threats.
# Defence Forces
A mock firefight and IED blast: Irish soldiers prepare for Lebanon
The troops will be working as part of the United Nations alongside Finnish and Estonian troops.
# Iraq
The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun
The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.
# 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"
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.
# The Heat Is On
Tension soars between Ukraine and Russia over 'terror attack' claims
The UN Security Council was to discuss the growing tensions today at the request of Ukraine.
# Kremlin
Russian military helicopter shot down over Syria
The five people on board are believed to have died.
# crackdown
Turkey shuts over 1,000 schools and extends police powers after failed coup
Under heightened police powers, suspects can now be held without charge for one month, up from four days.
# military takeover
Turkey coup: Military says it has taken over - but thousands take to the street to protest
The military said it has “completely taken over the administration of the country” but President Erdogan has urged people to take to the streets.
# Drowning
Drowning death of Navy SEAL during training ruled a homicide
James Derek Lovelace was dunked at least twice by an instructor while struggling to tread water in full gear.
# Troops
Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office
The number is significantly more than the president had previously announced.
# Pentagon
US military ends ban on transgender troops
The thousands of transgender people who serve in the military have previously been forced to hide their gender identity.
# Equality
US military to lift ban on transgender troops
Currently, Pentagon rules allow transgender troops to be discharged from the military.
# Japan
Japanese military join search for missing seven-year-old left in bear-inhabited forest
The child was originally left there as a punishment for misbehaving.
# Manhunt
Police capture soldier suspected of killing 11 on tropical island
Nine guns, along with ammunition, were recovered several hours after the shooting.
# top gun
Pictures: The American military has a lot of aircraft carriers - and they're absolutely MASSIVE
At 1,092 feet long Nimitz-class carriers are three times the length of a soccer pitch.
# Hide and Seek
Can you spot the armed camouflaged marine watching you from the trees?
US Marine Brent Downing documents techniques from militaries around the world.
# Virtual Reality
European police and soldiers will be trained by a €2m game made at Trinity College
The college is leading a project that aims to improve skills needed in peacekeeping missions.
# Abuse
Pentagon says hundreds of military kids sexually abused each year
In one case, a Marine was found to be abusing his colleague’s three-year-old stepdaughter.
# North Carolina
Investigation underway after civilian managed to live at US army base for up to eight months
It’s believed that he got away with it by claiming he was attending a top-secret school on the base.
# in combat
Women are now able to fight on the US military's frontline
This has ended centuries of men-only tradition.
# dark nights
Pictures: 1,300 Irish soldiers take part in 'Dark Nights' exercise
The exercise took place over the last two weeks in Kildare and Cork.
Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?
Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi's party storms to victory despite 'dirty tricks and crackdowns'
The landslide win comes five years to the day since Suu Kyi was released from house arrest by the military.
# Trains
These are the incredible armoured trains of World War I and World War II
Forgotten war machines.