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# War games

This year
NATO's top man to stay in role as UK fails in bid to see its Defence Minister get the job
UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace but his candidacy was apparently blocked by the US and France.
US and Philippines begin largest joint military exercises after China drills around Taiwan
Nearly 18,000 troops are taking part in the annual exercises, which will include a live-fire drill in the South China Sea.
Last year
Meeting between Defence Forces chief and Russian ambassador was arranged last November
Coveney was accused of undermining the Chief of Staff’s position.
Coveney: Russian military exercises 240km off Irish coast allowed but 'not welcome'
The Minister for Foreign Affairs plans to brief his EU counterparts on the planned Russian military exercises.
Russia moves more troops westwards amid Ukraine tensions
The Kremlin said the drills are intended to practice a joint response to external threats by the alliance of Russia and Belarus.
All time
Major US military exercises with South Korea 'suspended indefinitely'
Trump on Tuesday had said the US would halt “war games” with its South Korean security ally.
Donald Trump says the US will stop holding 'provocative' war games on the Korean peninsula
Trump made the announcement following his summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.
US and South Korea resume army drills as relations with Kim Jong-un's regime improve
The drills were delayed so that the Winter Olympics could take place without tension.
Air crew over Japan saw North Korean missile re-enter atmosphere
The airline’s general manager said crew described seeing the missile “blow up and fall apart”.
'There will be no war on the peninsula': South Korean president on North's aggression
Tensions in the region have been rising.
Women to be conscripted into Swedish army amid Russia fears
For the first time, conscription will apply to women.
'Play your war games somewhere else': Anger as submarines caused havoc for Irish fishing industry in 1986
A number of incidents involving Irish trawlers and foreign submarines were reported in 1986.
The most powerful militaries on earth ranked from 20 to 1
You probably won’t be surprised at the top three.
There are four Russian warships in the English Channel, but it's all grand
They’re just on exercises according to the Russian military.
About 500 British troops are to train on this Derry mountain and nationalists aren't happy
It’s the largest military exercise in Northern Ireland since the beginning of the troubles
7 eighties classics being remade that should never be remade
Nobody puts Dirty Dancing, Flight of the Navigator or War Games in the corner.
Iran prepares for 'war games' as sanctions take effect
Three-day drill starts days after EU and US imposed new sanctions.
WATCH: Chinese soldiers pass around a live grenade
Don’t try this one at home…
Russian defence ministry criticised for spending $1m on Tetris, Battleship
Ministry planned to counteract contemporary gaming in which Russians are the ‘bad guys’.
Iran holds second test with surface-to-surface missile
The ‘Ghader’ missile is an upgraded version of a previous missile with a 200km reach – prompting fears of marine warfare.