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#Military

# military - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Two viable explosive devices found in Sligo
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

Two viable explosive devices found in Sligo

Jul 24th 2012, 9:38 AM 2,926 Views 15 Comments

A controlled explosion was carried out on one of the devices at the scene, while the other was brought to a secure military location to be examined.

# military - Monday 16 July, 2012

North Korea army chief relieved of all posts
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea army chief relieved of all posts

Jul 16th 2012, 8:47 AM 4,691 Views 9 Comments

North Korean media says Ri Yong Ho has been removed due to illness, but there is scepticism about that claim.

# military - Sunday 1 July, 2012

Turkey scrambles fighter jets to Syrian border
# Syria
# Syria

Turkey scrambles fighter jets to Syrian border

Jul 1st 2012, 3:19 PM 4,794 Views 37 Comments

Officials say military movement is in response to the activity of Syrian helicopters.

# military - Saturday 30 June, 2012

UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs
# North Korea
# North Korea

UN experts to investigate North Korea's Mercs

Jun 30th 2012, 9:52 AM 5,029 Views 6 Comments

In new UN report, sanctions experts raise issue of luxury cars in Pyongyang and suggest fake missiles were used in major NK military parade.

# military - Monday 25 June, 2012

North Korea criticises 'provocative' use of its flag during drills
# Koreas
# Koreas

North Korea criticises 'provocative' use of its flag during drills

Jun 25th 2012, 4:10 PM 3,666 Views 9 Comments

US-South Korean military drills last week displayed a North Korean flag.

# military - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Hillary Clinton condemns Syria for shooting down Turkish jet
# Tensions
# Tensions

Hillary Clinton condemns Syria for shooting down Turkish jet

Jun 24th 2012, 8:38 PM 5,611 Views 45 Comments

“It is yet another reflection of the Syrian authorities’ callous disregard for international norms, human life, and peace and security,” Clinton said.

Turkey seeking NATO meeting after Syria shoots down military plane
# Syria
# Syria

Turkey seeking NATO meeting after Syria shoots down military plane

Jun 24th 2012, 12:20 PM 4,238 Views 29 Comments

Turkish minister says plane was shot down in international airspace 15 minutes after it had strayed briefly into Syrian territory.

There's "no hint" of US plan to take Assange from Sweden, says Australian minister
# Assange
# Assange

There's "no hint" of US plan to take Assange from Sweden, says Australian minister

Jun 24th 2012, 9:36 AM 2,582 Views 38 Comments

Assange has sought asylum in bid to avoid being extradited to Sweden.

# military - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Egypt's presidential election results due tomorrow
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt's presidential election results due tomorrow

Jun 23rd 2012, 3:07 PM 1,477 Views 1 Comment

Tensions are high as the country awaits confirmation of its first new president in three decades.

Syria says it shot down Turkish warplane after it violated air space
# Syria
# Syria

Syria says it shot down Turkish warplane after it violated air space

Jun 23rd 2012, 9:36 AM 3,517 Views 28 Comments

Latest incident shows dramatic escalation in tensions between neighbouring states.

# military - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Egypt worried as parliament dissolved, elections begin
# Eygpt
# Eygpt

Egypt worried as parliament dissolved, elections begin

Jun 16th 2012, 7:00 PM 1,681 Views 0 Comments

Many voters are stuck between a rock and a hard place as they go to the polls today.

# military - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Egypt extends arresting powers to military and intelligence agents
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt extends arresting powers to military and intelligence agents

Jun 13th 2012, 5:01 PM 1,356 Views 1 Comment

Move sparks accusations military is trying to recreate expired emergency laws.

# military - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

PHOTOS: Russia marks WWII victory over Germany with annual Red Square parade
# Military Might
# Military Might

PHOTOS: Russia marks WWII victory over Germany with annual Red Square parade

May 9th 2012, 12:04 PM 2,835 Views 35 Comments

It’s 67 years since the end of World War II, and Russia has been marking it with a display of its military might in Red Square.

# military - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change?
# Arms Trade
# Arms Trade

Ireland and the arms trade - what needs to change?

May 6th 2012, 12:00 PM 6,388 Views 14 Comments

This summer, Ireland will join other UN states to discuss how to improve the “poorly regulated” trade of conventional weapons – and ways to stop military equipment falling into the wrong hands.

# military - Thursday 3 May, 2012

British military carry out security tests ahead of Olympics
# Preparations
From The42
# Preparations

British military carry out security tests ahead of Olympics

May 3rd 2012, 6:55 PM 2,430 Views 7 Comments

The training includes the deployment of one weapon it hopes it never has to use

# military - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Romney insists he would have ordered bin Laden killed
# Bin Laden
# Bin Laden

Romney insists he would have ordered bin Laden killed

May 1st 2012, 8:00 PM 2,867 Views 12 Comments

Seemingly backtracking on his statements from a few years ago, the Republican presidential candidate says he would have given the order to kill Osama bin Laden.

Use of drones 'ethical' and 'wise' says White House adviser
# Drones
# Drones

Use of drones 'ethical' and 'wise' says White House adviser

May 1st 2012, 10:30 AM 1,341 Views 14 Comments

Counter-terrorism chief John Brennan defended US drone attacks.

# military - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Attacks
From The Daily Edge
# Attacks

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Apr 22nd 2012, 11:00 AM 60 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# military - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Australia to withdraw troops from Afghanistan one year early
# Australia
# Australia

Australia to withdraw troops from Afghanistan one year early

Apr 17th 2012, 10:04 AM 1,231 Views 9 Comments

Prime Minister’s announcement comes weeks before NATO summit in Chicago.

# military - Sunday 15 April, 2012

US Secret Service agents placed on leave over prostitution scandal
# Embarrassment
# Embarrassment

US Secret Service agents placed on leave over prostitution scandal

Apr 15th 2012, 7:58 AM 3,937 Views 10 Comments

The embarrassing scandal deepens.

# military - Friday 13 April, 2012

Prime minister of Guinea-Bissau arrested by the military

Prime minister of Guinea-Bissau arrested by the military

Apr 13th 2012, 6:45 PM 1,240 Views 0 Comments

The African country has seen a huge number of coups – no leader in almost 40 years has ever finished his time in office.

# military - Saturday 7 April, 2012

No survivors found after 12-hour search at Pakistani avalanche
# Avalanche
# Avalanche

No survivors found after 12-hour search at Pakistani avalanche

Apr 7th 2012, 6:29 PM 2,473 Views 1 Comment

At least 117 soldiers, and potentially as many as 130, are missing after a major avalanche close to the Indian border.

Avalanche buries 130 Pakistani soldiers - report
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Avalanche buries 130 Pakistani soldiers - report

Apr 7th 2012, 7:24 AM 3,328 Views 1 Comment

An army base on a remote Himalayan glacier was struck by snow earlier this morning with rescue efforts now underway.

# military - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Guatemalan gets 6,060 year sentence over massacre
# Locked Up
# Locked Up

Guatemalan gets 6,060 year sentence over massacre

Mar 13th 2012, 1:15 PM 2,164 Views 2 Comments

The 54-year-old was a former member of an elite military force involved in the killing of 201 people in a 1982 massacre during Guatemala’s civil war.

# military - Monday 12 March, 2012

Egypt acquits 'virginity test' military doctor
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt acquits 'virginity test' military doctor

Mar 12th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,553 Views 2 Comments

Just one doctor was brought to trial over forced “virginity tests” conducted on female protesters in Egypt. The verdict cannot be appealed.

# military - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Egypt's military investigates activists including ex-Google executive
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt's military investigates activists including ex-Google executive

Mar 8th 2012, 7:31 PM 1,144 Views 1 Comment

A dozen leading activists are being accused of inciting hatred against the military and trying to overthrow the government.

# military - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Violence erupts after US military burns Qurans in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Violence erupts after US military burns Qurans in Afghanistan

Feb 22nd 2012, 8:16 AM 2,068 Views 23 Comments

The US said the burning of Muslim holy books was an accident.

# military - Sunday 12 February, 2012

US Navy 'ready to confront Iranian aggression'
# Tension
# Tension

US Navy 'ready to confront Iranian aggression'

Feb 12th 2012, 8:01 PM 5,020 Views 103 Comments

Top US military official says that he takes Iran’s military capability seriously and the navy is ‘ready today’ to confront any hostility by Tehran.

# military - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

WATCH: Chinese soldiers pass around a live grenade
# Hot Potato
From The Daily Edge
# Hot Potato

WATCH: Chinese soldiers pass around a live grenade

Jan 24th 2012, 3:05 PM 5,411 Views 32 Comments

Don’t try this one at home…

# military - Monday 23 January, 2012

ITV reprimanded for mistakenly showing 'IRA' video game footage
# Mistake
# Mistake

ITV reprimanded for mistakenly showing 'IRA' video game footage

Jan 23rd 2012, 5:04 PM 4,270 Views 12 Comments

The UK media regulator said ITV “breached audience trust” by showing footage purporting to be of an IRA attack – but which actually came from a video game.

# military - Friday 6 January, 2012

War games: Iran planning further naval drill
# Iran
# Iran

War games: Iran planning further naval drill

Jan 6th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,434 Views 12 Comments

Iranian media reports that naval exercises will be held in the Strait of Hormuz next month.

# military - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Injured fisherman evacuated from Spanish fishing vessel off Cork
# Coastguard
# Coastguard

Injured fisherman evacuated from Spanish fishing vessel off Cork

Jan 5th 2012, 3:22 PM 2,103 Views 9 Comments

An Air Corps maritime patrol aircraft was called 100 miles off Cork to tend to an injured fisherman on board a Spanish vessel.

# military - Friday 30 December, 2011

Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out
# Fire
# Fire

Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out

Dec 30th 2011, 5:54 PM 1,585 Views 1 Comment

Officials insisted there had been no radiation leak during the blaze, which raged for hours as firefighters battled the flames.

# military - Friday 23 December, 2011

Pentagon expresses 'deepest regret' over killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Pentagon expresses 'deepest regret' over killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers

Dec 23rd 2011, 9:42 AM 1,214 Views 16 Comments

Pakistan has rejected the findings of an investigation into last month’s incident on the Pakistan-Afghan border, saying the inquiry was “short on facts”.

# military - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Egypt: Thousands march to protest soldiers' attacks on women
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt: Thousands march to protest soldiers' attacks on women

Dec 21st 2011, 8:57 AM 1,157 Views 1 Comment

About ten thousand Egyptians have marched through Cairo over the brutal violence being used by the country’s military towards female protesters – including beatings, strippings and public humiliation.

# military - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland send a message of sympathy to North Korea?

Dec 20th 2011, 11:36 AM 6,024 Views 85 Comments

Ireland has no plans to send its condolences to North Korea on the passing of Kim Jong Il. Should we send formal sympathy?

Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Il tributes trickle in from other countries

Dec 20th 2011, 10:52 AM 1,997 Views 8 Comments

China, Russia and South Korea send messages of condolence, while other countries have merely ‘noted’ the Dear Leader’s passing.

North Korea hail son as Kim Jong Il's body is displayed
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea hail son as Kim Jong Il's body is displayed

Dec 20th 2011, 7:33 AM 2,380 Views 9 Comments

Mourners are gathering to pay tribute to longtime leader Kim Jong Il today, as state media feed a budding personality cult around his third son – hailing him as “born of heaven.”