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# military - Saturday 18 July, 2015

There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis
# On This Day
# On This Day

There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis

Jul 18th 2015, 2:53 PM 25,325 Views 48 Comments

On this day in 1966, Gallagher threw himself on top of a grenade in order to save his comrades.

# military - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Just eight days of military spending could make education free around the world
# Get Smart
# Get Smart

Just eight days of military spending could make education free around the world

Jul 12th 2015, 11:30 AM 15,074 Views 43 Comments

Every eight days, $39 billion is spent on world militaries.

# military - Thursday 28 May, 2015

The US military accidentally shipped live anthrax around the country
# Accident
# Accident

The US military accidentally shipped live anthrax around the country

May 28th 2015, 7:57 AM 9,543 Views 17 Comments

The Pentagon and health officials said the incident posed no threat to public health.

# military - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The Defence Forces are looking for drummers (and trumpet players, and woodwind...)
# We Want You
# We Want You

The Defence Forces are looking for drummers (and trumpet players, and woodwind...)

Apr 21st 2015, 11:05 AM 13,587 Views 39 Comments

Think you’ve got the right stuff? (In this case, a playing standard of at least Grade 7)

# military - Sunday 22 March, 2015

'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published
# Leak
# Leak

'Islamic State' calls for attacks on US soldiers as names and addresses published

Mar 22nd 2015, 10:41 AM 18,475 Views 56 Comments

However, security sources believe the information was already in the public domain.

# military - Friday 14 November, 2014

Here's the submarine Sweden was searching for
# Hunt For Reds In October
# Hunt For Reds In October

Here's the submarine Sweden was searching for

Nov 14th 2014, 10:37 PM 29,753 Views 42 Comments

It looks a little… wobbly.

# military - Friday 7 November, 2014

Tanks, troops, and artillery pour into Ukraine from Russia
# Rebel Territory
# Rebel Territory

Tanks, troops, and artillery pour into Ukraine from Russia

Nov 7th 2014, 12:33 PM 10,096 Views 169 Comments

A military spokesperson said 32 tanks, 16 howitzer cannons and 30 trucks of troops crossed the border.

# military - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Suicide blast kills 45 spectators during Pakistan border ceremony
# Main Crossing
# Main Crossing

Suicide blast kills 45 spectators during Pakistan border ceremony

Nov 2nd 2014, 4:10 PM 6,836 Views 13 Comments

The incident occurred at Wagah after the ‘flag-lowering’ ceremony.

# military - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nato detects 'significant Russian military activity' in Europe's airspace

Nato detects 'significant Russian military activity' in Europe's airspace

Oct 29th 2014, 9:58 PM 16,247 Views 70 Comments

The rise in activity has been noticed over the past two days.

# military - Friday 24 October, 2014

Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill
# Death From Above
# Death From Above

Watch: US military obliterate Islamic State flag planted on Kobane hill

Oct 24th 2014, 9:30 AM 19,346 Views 74 Comments

The effect of the air campaign remains the subject of debate.

# military - Friday 3 October, 2014

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq
# Air Strikes
# Air Strikes

Australia is joining the fight against Islamic State in Iraq

Oct 3rd 2014, 9:12 AM 6,797 Views 68 Comments

The country’s cabinet today approve the deployment of special forces and military air strikes.

# military - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions
# Syria
# Syria

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:05 PM 7,879 Views 26 Comments

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

# military - Monday 22 September, 2014

Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty"
# Withdrawal
# Withdrawal

Rebels in Ukraine ready to carry out their side of peace deal, but "with great difficulty"

Sep 22nd 2014, 6:19 PM 4,443 Views 10 Comments

While Ukrainian military units are appearing to pull back, rebels have said they are willing to carry out their side of the deal.

# military - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Italian Air Force jets collide and crash into forest below
# Ascoli
# Ascoli

Italian Air Force jets collide and crash into forest below

Aug 19th 2014, 7:39 PM 19,209 Views 18 Comments

A total of four crew members were on board.

# military - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it's terrifying
# Missouri
# Missouri

Police in the US are being armed to the teeth — and it's terrifying

Aug 13th 2014, 3:15 PM 24,097 Views 127 Comments

‘Why does a town of 21,000 people need a police force more heavily armed than the mid-1980s Royal Ulster Constabulary?’

# military - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment
# Defence
# Defence

Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment

Aug 9th 2014, 2:23 PM 15,213 Views 194 Comments

More than €2.9 million has been spent on such equipment since 2011.

# military - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia
# Donetsk
# Donetsk

Ukraine negotiates return of soldiers 'forced to retreat' into Russia

Aug 5th 2014, 9:27 AM 8,595 Views 88 Comments

However, reports from Russia suggest that the troops deserted.

# military - Monday 4 August, 2014

Here's how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country
# Lightning Reaction
# Lightning Reaction

Here's how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country

Aug 4th 2014, 5:30 PM 25,501 Views 70 Comments

Ever wondered how the Marine Corps mobilises so quickly, and how missions are carried out?

# military - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Teen found dead in the wheel-well of an American military cargo plane
# Stowaway
# Stowaway

Teen found dead in the wheel-well of an American military cargo plane

Jul 30th 2014, 9:43 AM 17,835 Views 16 Comments

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.

# military - Monday 21 July, 2014

Ireland is providing €500k in humanitarian aid to Gaza
# Conflict
# Conflict

Ireland is providing €500k in humanitarian aid to Gaza

Jul 21st 2014, 4:52 PM 8,332 Views 218 Comments

Ireland has provided €36 million in aid to the Palestinian people since 2005.

# military - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Lest we forget: Ceremony remembers Defence Force members who died in service
# In Remembrance
# In Remembrance

Lest we forget: Ceremony remembers Defence Force members who died in service

Jul 19th 2014, 5:09 PM 6,407 Views 28 Comments

Army, Air Corps, and Naval Service members participated in the military guard in Dublin this afternoon.

# military - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

US to try new experiment to restore soldiers' memories
# Brain Chip
# Brain Chip

US to try new experiment to restore soldiers' memories

Jul 9th 2014, 5:20 PM 6,363 Views 35 Comments

The US says it is carefully weighing the ethics of the experiments.

# military - Friday 4 July, 2014

All these countries landed military planes in Shannon in last year
# Come On In
# Come On In

All these countries landed military planes in Shannon in last year

Jul 4th 2014, 7:15 AM 17,284 Views 105 Comments

Eamon Gilmore said strict rules mean aircraft can not be armed or carrying any arms.

# military - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive'
# Failed Truce
# Failed Truce

Ceasefire falls through in Ukraine as military launches 'massive offensive'

Jul 1st 2014, 1:40 PM 4,857 Views 107 Comments

A 10-day truce was not extended after the government said separatists were ‘unwilling to control terrorist units’.

# military - Friday 27 June, 2014

The US military wants to get rid of its stockpile of landmines
# Anti-personnel
# Anti-personnel

The US military wants to get rid of its stockpile of landmines

Jun 27th 2014, 10:38 PM 7,123 Views 29 Comments

It also wants to join a global treaty banning them.

$500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement
# Military
# Military

$500 million to be spent training rebels, as US steps up Syria involvement

Jun 27th 2014, 7:48 AM 5,520 Views 137 Comments

They White House says it intends to “ramp up US support to the moderate Syrian opposition”.

# military - Thursday 26 June, 2014

South Korea withholds suicide note of army shooter who killed five comrades
# Military
# Military

South Korea withholds suicide note of army shooter who killed five comrades

Jun 26th 2014, 10:03 AM 4,941 Views 7 Comments

Reports say the note detailed how bullying drove him to despair.

# military - Monday 23 June, 2014

Killer soldier who shot dead five colleagues captured after tense standoff
# South Korea
# South Korea

Killer soldier who shot dead five colleagues captured after tense standoff

Jun 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 11,431 Views 16 Comments

The 22-year-old soldier, who was a conscript to the army, was captured after a 24-hour standoff.

# military - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire
# Rebels
# Rebels

Ukrainian president aims to ease fighting with week-long ceasefire

Jun 20th 2014, 9:32 PM 4,255 Views 19 Comments

Russia has demanded an apology after a customs officer was wounded at a border checkpoint.

# military - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

"We are now a blood-ridden country": Margaretta D'Arcy rounds on TDs over Shannon...
# Extraordinary Rendition
# Extraordinary Rendition

"We are now a blood-ridden country": Margaretta D'Arcy rounds on TDs over Shannon...

Jun 18th 2014, 7:15 PM 17,412 Views 159 Comments

Some of them looked pretty stunned at the tirade…

# military - Friday 13 June, 2014

Former POW Bergdahl back on US soil, will continue medical treatment in Texas
# Controversy
# Controversy

Former POW Bergdahl back on US soil, will continue medical treatment in Texas

Jun 13th 2014, 9:11 AM 8,064 Views 50 Comments

It comes as new letters emerge, suggesting he was in a troubled state of mind before and during his deployment with the military.

# military - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years
# Free
# Free

Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years

Jun 4th 2014, 9:08 AM 11,942 Views 15 Comments

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”.

# military - Monday 2 June, 2014

Infographic: Here's everything the Irish Air Corps has done this year
# Flying High
# Flying High

Infographic: Here's everything the Irish Air Corps has done this year

Jun 2nd 2014, 3:09 PM 11,588 Views 58 Comments

Over 6,000 take-offs and landings at Casement Aerodome, 32 personnel overseas, 115 escorts and more…

# military - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Irishman killed in bike crash may have been rushing to beat Thai coup curfew
# Thailand
# Thailand

Irishman killed in bike crash may have been rushing to beat Thai coup curfew

Jun 1st 2014, 12:14 PM 25,164 Views 15 Comments

The 30-year-old suffered head injuries in the crash on Friday night and passed away yesterday.

# military - Monday 26 May, 2014

Thai junta chief given seal of approval by the country's royal family
# Coup
# Coup

Thai junta chief given seal of approval by the country's royal family

May 26th 2014, 8:46 AM 5,467 Views 5 Comments

Sights are now being set on bringing growing protests under control.

# military - Monday 19 May, 2014

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers
# Phone-y War
# Phone-y War

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers

May 19th 2014, 1:40 PM 6,530 Views 41 Comments

The FBI’s Bob Anderson Jr., described the charges as ‘the new normal’.

# military - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister
# Taoiseach
# Taoiseach

The opposition wants to know how long Enda Kenny will stay as Defence Minister

May 13th 2014, 12:02 AM 14,207 Views 67 Comments

The Taoiseach has taken over the portfolio on a temporary basis.

# military - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

More than 30 pro-Russian rebels killed in Ukraine as violence escalates
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

More than 30 pro-Russian rebels killed in Ukraine as violence escalates

May 6th 2014, 8:36 AM 5,059 Views 42 Comments

Ukrainian authorities have said the military suffered casualties of its own and a helicopter gunship was shot down.

# military - Friday 2 May, 2014

Military helicopter shot down as Ukraine army launches assault on insurgents
# Escalation
# Escalation

Military helicopter shot down as Ukraine army launches assault on insurgents

May 2nd 2014, 7:33 AM 9,826 Views 168 Comments

Troops have also been put on full combat alert in response to the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed on the border.

New brain implant could restore memory for Alzheimer's patients
# Remember
# Remember

New brain implant could restore memory for Alzheimer's patients

May 2nd 2014, 7:30 AM 8,850 Views 13 Comments

Military researchers in the US are working on developing this but ethical questions have been raised about whether the mind should be manipulated.