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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Military

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# hermit state
Here's the damage North Korea could do if it went to war
Tensions between North and South Korea have escalated recently.
# Explainer
Oath Keepers: Why are a group of heavily armed white militiamen on the streets of Ferguson?
They say they’re there to defend the constitution.
# We want you
Defence Forces want more women, gay people and ethnic minorities
If you’re interested, you have a month to apply.
# On this Day
There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis
On this day in 1966, Gallagher threw himself on top of a grenade in order to save his comrades.
# get smart
Just eight days of military spending could make education free around the world
Every eight days, $39 billion is spent on world militaries.
# Accident
The US military accidentally shipped live anthrax around the country
The Pentagon and health officials said the incident posed no threat to public health.
# We want you
The Defence Forces are looking for drummers (and trumpet players, and woodwind...)
Think you’ve got the right stuff? (In this case, a playing standard of at least Grade 7)
# Leak
'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published
However, security sources believe the information was already in the public domain.
# Hunt For Reds in October
Here's the submarine Sweden was searching for
It looks a little… wobbly.
# rebel territory
Tanks, troops, and artillery pour into Ukraine from Russia
A military spokesperson said 32 tanks, 16 howitzer cannons and 30 trucks of troops crossed the border.
# main crossing
Suicide blast kills 45 spectators during Pakistan border ceremony
The incident occurred at Wagah after the ‘flag-lowering’ ceremony.
Nato detects 'significant Russian military activity' in Europe's airspace
The rise in activity has been noticed over the past two days.
# death from above
Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill
The effect of the air campaign remains the subject of debate.
# Air Strikes
Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq
The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.
# Syria
Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions
Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.
# Withdrawal
Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty"
While Ukrainian military units are appearing to pull back, rebels have said they are willing to carry out their side of the deal.
# Ascoli
Italian Air Force jets collide and crash into forest below
A total of four crew members were on board.
# Missouri
Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it's terrifying
‘Why does a town of 21,000 people need a police force more heavily armed than the mid-1980s Royal Ulster Constabulary?’
# Defence
Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment
More than €2.9 million has been spent on such equipment since 2011.
# Donetsk
Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia
However, reports from Russia suggest that the troops deserted.
# lightning reaction
Here's how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country
Ever wondered how the Marine Corps mobilises so quickly, and how missions are carried out?
# stowaway
Teen found dead in the wheel-well of an American military cargo plane
The body is possibly of African origin and was found trapped in a compartment above the aircraft’s rear landing gear in Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
# Conflict
Ireland is providing €500k in humanitarian aid to Gaza
Ireland has provided €36 million in aid to the Palestinian people since 2005.
# in remembrance
Lest we forget: Ceremony remembers Defence Force members who died in service
Army, Air Corps, and Naval Service members participated in the military guard in Dublin this afternoon.
# brain chip
US to try new experiment to restore soldiers' memories
The US says it is carefully weighing the ethics of the experiments.
# come on in
All these countries landed military planes in Shannon in last year
Eamon Gilmore said strict rules mean aircraft can not be armed or carrying any arms.
# failed truce
Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive'
A 10-day truce was not extended after the government said separatists were ‘unwilling to control terrorist units’.
# anti-personnel
The US military wants to get rid of its stockpile of landmines
It also wants to join a global treaty banning them.
# Military
$500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement
They White House says it intends to “ramp up US support to the moderate Syrian opposition”.
# Military
South Korea withholds suicide note of army shooter who killed five comrades
Reports say the note detailed how bullying drove him to despair.
# South Korea
Killer soldier who shot dead five colleagues captured after tense standoff
The 22-year-old soldier, who was a conscript to the army, was captured after a 24-hour standoff.
# Rebels
Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire
Russia has demanded an apology after a customs officer was wounded at a border checkpoint.
# extraordinary rendition
"We are now a blood-ridden country": Margaretta D'Arcy rounds on TDs over Shannon...
Some of them looked pretty stunned at the tirade…
# Controversy
Former POW Bergdahl back on US soil, will continue medical treatment in Texas
It comes as new letters emerge, suggesting he was in a troubled state of mind before and during his deployment with the military.
# Free
Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years
In the video, one of the Taliban militants is heard telling the soldier: “Don’t come to Afghanistan again. Next time, nobody will release you”.
# Flying High
Infographic: Here's everything the Irish Air Corps has done this year
Over 6,000 take-offs and landings at Casement Aerodome, 32 personnel overseas, 115 escorts and more…
# Thailand
Irishman killed in bike crash may have been rushing to beat Thai coup curfew
The 30-year-old suffered head injuries in the crash on Friday night and passed away yesterday.
# coup
Thai junta chief given seal of approval by the country's royal family
Sights are now being set on bringing growing protests under control.
# phone-y war
Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers
The FBI’s Bob Anderson Jr., described the charges as ‘the new normal’.
# Taoiseach
The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister
The Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.