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Why Does Indonesia Demand That Female Military Recruits Are Virgins?
Offbeat  (tags: military, recruits, women, virginity tests, Indonesia )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Human rights activists want Indonesia to stop so-called virginity tests being used in the recruitment of female military recruits.
You're Worth the Wait: A Predeployment Engagement Shoot
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, different, military, equality, people, society, LGBT, love, weddings, Memorial Day )

Robert
- 21 days ago - msn.com
With Memorial Day on our minds, we thought it'd be the perfect time to share a beautiful engagement shoot that honors our military and celebrates same-sex love.
125,000 Sign Petition to Halt Eviction of BritainâEUR(TM)s Oldest POW Veteran
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Conflict, Europe, Germany, Libya, Military, UK, WWII, War )

Ray
- 49 days ago - rt.com
Tens of thousands have signed a petition to stop a 96-year-old veteran, who is BritainâEUR(TM)s oldest prisoner of war, from being ousted from his home due to care costs
Uncensored CIA Torture Report Demanded By Lawyers in Iraq War Abuse Case
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, Army, Iraq, Military, Terrorism, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 64 days ago - rt.com
Lawyers for two men, who claim they were tortured after capture by UK forces, are demanding access to an uncensored version of the CIA torture report from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) team charged with investigating abuses.
Pentagon Blocks UN Torture Investigator From Meeting Gitmo Detainees - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Guantanamo, Human rights, Law, Military, Politics, Scandal, Terrorism, UN, USA )

Ray
- 67 days ago - rt.com
The Pentagon said it will refuse the United Nations special rapporteur on torture from interviewing or even meeting detainees held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. The UNâEUR(TM)s Juan E. Mendez called for increased access to the prison last week.
Australia to Send More Troops to Train Iraqi Forces
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, Military, Australia )

Ray
- 80 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Australia is to significantly increase its contingent of troops training local forces in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced.
Military Chiefs Accused of Acting Like 'Cruella De Vil' After Putting Down 101 Dogs Which Serve Side-By-Side With Troops
Offbeat  (tags: Military, dogs, horses, war, soldiers, MOD )

Scooby
- 144 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Defence ministers been accused of acting like 'Cruella de Vil' after it emerged 101 dogs have been put down in the last two years.
'Horrific Statistics': Male Rapes Common in UK Army, DoD Data Reveals
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Crime, Human rights, Military, Scandal, Sex, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 152 days ago - rt.com
At least three rapes and 22 sexual assaults have been carried out against men in the UK military forces over the last two years, the Ministry of Defence revealed under a freedom of information request.
'Drone Shark' Unveiled As Latest U.S. Navy Robot Weapon,
Offbeat  (tags: Shark Drone, Drone, Drone Shark, Military, Navy, Robbot, robo, Robot Shark, Shark, Submarine, UUV )

Stephen
- 157 days ago - cwsanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
Wonder what the other sharks think about that?
'I'd Do It Again!' Cheney Defends CIA Torture, Calls Interrogators Heroes
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Bush, CIA, Crime, Human rights, Military, Politics, Robert Bridge, Terrorism, USA, War )

Ray
- 158 days ago - rt.com
Former VP Dick Cheney expressed no regret over CIA torture techniques employed against detainees in the "war on terror," even as a judge considers forcing the White House to release the remainder of the damning photos.
Cities: How Crowded Life Is Changing Us
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Architecture, City, Climate change, Military, Sustainability )

Ray
- 166 days ago - bbc.com
More than half the world's population are concentrated in urban areas, and this is having an effect not just culturally, but biologically too. And advances in technology are adding an entirely new dimension to people's lives.
PTSD: Do Most People Get It After Terrifying Incidents?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brain, Human body, Medicine, Military, Stress )

Ray
- 169 days ago - bbc.com
Why the assumption that everyone is prone to developing the condition after witnessing a traumatic event isn't the only myth that exists about it.
US to Increase Nuclear Weapons Spending - Pentagon
Offbeat  (tags: Air Force, Military, Navy, Nuclear, Scandal, Security, USA )

Ray
- 188 days ago - rt.com
United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has announced an overhaul of how the US nuclear weapon arsenal is maintained, calling for billions of dollars in investment to address recent security violations and low morale among nuclear-force management.
US Navy to Kill, Injure 'Thousands' of Whales and Dolphins During Drills - Activists
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Law, Military, Navy, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 193 days ago - rt.com
As the US Navy conducts war games off the coasts of California and Hawaii for the next four years, environmentalists are fighting back with legal action over concerns that hundreds, if not thousands, of marine animals will be injured or killed.
 

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