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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Military

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# Ukraine
More than 30 pro-Russian rebels killed in Ukraine as violence escalates
Ukrainian authorities have said the military suffered casualties of its own and a helicopter gunship was shot down.
# escalation
Military helicopter shot down as Ukraine army launches assault on insurgents
Troops have also been put on full combat alert in response to the estimated 40,000 Russian troops massed on the border.
# remember
New brain implant could restore memory for Alzheimer's patients
Military researchers in the US are working on developing this but ethical questions have been raised about whether the mind should be manipulated.
The Defence Force's newest ship has arrived in Cork
The LÉ Samuel Beckett will remain at Haulbowline until the middle of next month.
# Prison
Chelsea Manning officially granted name change - but will still be treated as male prisoner
A US judge has granted Manning’s request to be formally known as Chelsea.
# crisis
Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends 'reassuring' troops
Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.
# Mick Wallace
349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused
However, thirteen overflights were refused due to the nature of their cargo.
# Valparaiso
Sixteen people have died in a huge fire consuming the outskirts of a Chilean port city
The military has taken over security in the city of Valparaiso.
# Assassination
Pakistan's former ruler survives after bomb explodes just before his convoy passed
Pervez Musharraf is on trial for treason and could face the death penalty but some are unconvinced the government will complete the trial.
# Texas Shooting
Mass shooting at US base Fort Hood: 14 wounded, gunman reported killed
The Texas base was the scene of a deadly shooting rampage in 2009.
# crisis
Outnumbered: Ukrainian troops withdraw from Crimea
Assaults on Ukrainian military bases in the region continued today.
# transgender
Chelsea Manning is going to court to have her name legally changed from Bradley
Fort Leavenworth have said Manning would have to get a legal name change to be known in the prison as Chelsea.
# crimea crisis
"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow
The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
# ukraine crisis
Russian troops and planes flow into Crimea as EU says sanctions are on the table
Over the last 24 hours, 10 Russian combat helicopters and eight military cargo planes have landed on the Black Sea peninsula.
# military force
Tánaiste says Russian forces in Ukraine is a ‘dangerous situation’
Eamon Gilmore on the Russian Federation to abide by international law and to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.
# Air Disaster
Lone survivor found after Algeria military plane crash kills 77
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced three days of national mourning to begin tomorrow, praising the soldiers who perished in the crash as “martyrs.”
There are 62 republican prisoners being held at present in Irish prisons
The average person is in custody in Portlaoise Prison for over 8 months.
Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law
Margaretta, in her peaceful act of civil disobedience, was seeking to highlight our own government’s failure to uphold both Irish and international law. We should applaud her courage, writes Joe Murray.
# heading up the 409
This recreation of Greased Lightning by some Swedish Marines is camp and fabulous
They’re not bad to look at, either.
# eu army
Adams accuses European leaders of trying to create 'EU army'
Adams questioned the future of Irish neutrality as the EU plans to increase spending on weapons.
# A Day in the Life
Welcome to the Suck: Here's what life at US Marine Boot Camp is like
# Helicopter Crash
US Air Force helicopter crashes on English coast with four crew believed dead
It is not thought that anyone in the surrounding area has been injured but an assessment on possible munitions on board is taking place.
# State Papers 1983
Minister objected to military vehicles factory setting up shop in Ireland in 1983
The Minister for Trade, Commerce and Tourism Frank Cluskey thought Ireland should take a restrictive attitude to the manufacturing of military equipment in Ireland.
# humanoids
Here are the crazy military robots Google bought this week
Amazing creations – but also a tad creepy.
# North Korea
Military and party vow loyalty to Jong-Un on anniversary of father's death
Today marks the second anniversary of the death of his father, Kim Jong-il
# general service
Defence Forces to begin general service recruiting early next year --- Shatter
The new staff will be hired in order to keep the personnel level above the ‘agreed stabilised strength’ of 9,500.
Column: Should Ireland join NATO?
Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.
# Thailand
Four killed, dozens injured as anti-government protests continue in Bangkok
Today, police have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters attempting to storm government buildings and overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
# drone wars
China test flies new stealth combat drone nicknamed the "Sharp Sword"
Images posted online showed a sleek grey delta-wing aircraft apparently powered by a jet engine and resembling an American combat drone.
# California
Four US marines killed in incident at military base
The incident occurred during a sweep of a firing range to clear unexploded ordnance, a Marine official said.
# Syria
More than 30 dead in Syria after 'explosives-laden truck' blown up by suicide bomber
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll was likely to rise, as “there are dozens of wounded, some of them in critical condition”.
# New South Wales
Australian military investigates whether it is to blame for bushfire
Around 80 fires are burning across New South Wales, with about 20 of them uncontained.
# US Military
Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error'
Shannonwatch said it is difficult to believe that a breach of this kind was an administrative error.
# Egypt
US suspends supply of cash, large military hardware to Egypt
Washington has confirmed it’s halting $260 million in cash aid as well as shipments of some large scale military systems — including Apache helicopters and F-16 fighter jets.
# Egypt
Fifty killed in Egypt clashes
Yesterday’s death toll is the highest since several days of violence started in mid-August, leading to over 1,000 deaths.
# US Air Force
Pics: This is what a day of military bomb squad training is like
A dangerous job like this needs a lot of extensive training and practice. The average US Air Force bomb tech can spend years doing this.
More details of 'horrific' Washington Navy Yard shooting emerge
Thirteen people, including the shooter Aaron Alexis, were killed during the incident.
# Your Say
Poll: Should international military forces intervene in Syria?
The British House of Commons has rejected a call for military strikes but do you think international forces should intervene in Syria?
# Unexpected
Shock result as David Cameron loses vote on Syria intervention
MPs voted against a government motion to support a military attack in Syria – and David Cameron says he will respect their decision.
# intervention
“Syria is not like Iraq” – David Cameron makes his case for military action
Cameron told a special debate in Westminster that Britain could not stand idle in the face of “one of the most abhorrent uses of chemical weapons in a century”.