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#US Military

# us-military - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Donald Trump angrily denies remarks about US troops and 'losers'

Trump’s comments were reported by The Atlantic.

# us-military - Monday 6 January, 2020

UNESCO warns Trump against targeting Iranian cultural sites

Donald Trump had threatened to target cultural sites in Iran.

# us-military - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Son of Osama Bin Laden and heir to Al-Qaeda has been killed, US media report

President Donald Trump was questioned in the Oval office by reporters but refused to confirm or deny the reports.

# us-military - Friday 12 April, 2019

Trump's 'indefensible' transgender military ban has taken effect

The policy has been widely criticised by rights activists and repeatedly challenged in court.

# us-military - Saturday 17 March, 2018

US military 'fails to protect children sexually assaulted by peers on army bases'

An in-depth investigation by the Associated Press was published this week.

# us-military - Monday 26 February, 2018

One a day: 330 planes carrying weapons landed in Shannon Airport last year

Dublin TD Clare Daly said that the figures were “absolutely disgraceful”, but “not a bit surprising”.

# us-military - Monday 29 January, 2018

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases

The app, made by Strava Labs, shows the movements of its app users around the world.

# us-military - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

'Regrettable': US military apologises after helicopter window falls on Japanese school

The US military said it was taking the incident “extremely seriously”.

# us-military - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

US Navy plane carrying 11 passengers crashes into Philippine Sea off coast of Japan

Eight people have been rescued so far.

# us-military - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons

NBC reported that Trump wants a tenfold increase to US nuclear weapons.

# us-military - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Transgender troops can continue to serve in US military for now, says Defense Secretary

Transgender troops can continue to serve while the Pentagon studies an order by Trump to ban them from US forces.

# us-military - Monday 8 May, 2017

An unmanned US military spacecraft spent 718 days orbiting Earth in secret mission

It landed in Florida yesterday morning.

# us-military - Sunday 19 March, 2017

The number of sexual assaults reported at US army and navy academies is on the rise

Vice Admiral Ted Carter said that “this kind of toxic behaviour cannot be tolerated”.

# us-military - Monday 27 February, 2017

Trump proposes a massive $54 billion increase in US military spending

The result is that Trump’s initial budget wouldn’t dent budget deficits projected to run about $500 billion.

# us-military - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

# us-military - Monday 9 January, 2017

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland

The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.

# us-military - Monday 12 December, 2016

Market value of US military contractor drops by €1.8bn after Trump tweet

The President-elect said he will cut “billions” in costs for military purchases.

# us-military - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Poll: Would you ban US military aircraft from stopping at Shannon entirely? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you ban US military aircraft from stopping at Shannon entirely?

Independent TD and Minister of State John Halligan says that he would “absolutely” ban such aircraft if it was up to him.

# us-military - Friday 1 July, 2016

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.

# us-military - Friday 1 April, 2016

A US soldier singing a Wolfe Tones' song in Afghanistan has caused a bit of a stir online

A TV channel for the US military even contacted the Pentagon to ask about it.

# us-military - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Most Irish people want to see the Constitution changed to keep us out of wars

The research was commission by independent TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace.

# us-military - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Here's some of the US military's most high-tech projects

This is some seriously futuristic stuff.

# us-military - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Christmas lights: The inside story of one of the world's most notorious UFO sightings

Three decades on, talks to the man at the centre of the Rendlesham Forest incident, Christmas 1980.

# us-military - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

WATCH: An enormous US military blimp broke loose and floated for 140 miles today

It dragged a mile-long tether behind it, and has left 20,000 homes without electricity.

# us-military - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

More than 1,000 airplanes carrying weapons allowed into Ireland since 2014

One TD says Ireland is helping weapons fall into the hands of ISIS.

# us-military - Saturday 5 September, 2015

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A broken leg and 24 concussions. Pillow fights among US recruits are hardcore

Some serious stuff went down at this year’s West Point pillow fight.

# us-military - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

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.

# us-military - Monday 15 June, 2015

The US weapons maker behind the 'gun that won the west' is going bankrupt

Colt Defense dates back to the early 19th century.

# us-military - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

# us-military - Friday 3 April, 2015

Chelsea Manning has joined Twitter from her prison cell

The Wikileaks whistleblower says she wants it to be a two-way conversation.

# us-military - Monday 16 March, 2015

These are the places where the world's biggest arms buyers get their weapons

The US is the number-one weapons exporter – but where do they all go?

# us-military - Sunday 28 December, 2014

The Afghanistan war is officially over after 13 years - but nobody has told the insurgents

About 3,500 foreign troops – mostly from the US – were killed during the $1 trillion campaign.

# us-military - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…

# us-military - Friday 5 December, 2014

Charlie Flanagan apologises and says this US military plane DID land in Shannon

But does an explanation of “administrative error” raise more questions than it answers?

# us-military - Monday 1 December, 2014

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to appear in court

The TDs were arrested in July after trying to search a US military aircraft.

# us-military - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

The US military wants to build a drone carrying "mothership"

Military designers want to build and aircraft carrier in the sky.

# us-military - Friday 7 November, 2014

"I shot him two times in the forehead" - Two Navy Seals row over who killed Bin Laden

Robert O’Neill is the latest former Seal to claim he shot the Al-Qaeda leader.

# us-military - Thursday 2 October, 2014

TDs and Senators visited Shannon Airport today - to see if the US military should still be there

Sinn Féin’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said further assurances are needed from the government that Ireland’s neutrality is not being compromised.

# us-military - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Obama orders 3,000 US troops to West Africa to 'turn the tide' on Ebola

The current outbreak has killed 2,400 people so far.

# us-military - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Anti-war activist to be arrested and jailed for Shannon Airport protest

Niall Farrell was convicted along with Margaretta D’Arcy last month.

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