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Australia to Send More Troops to Train Iraqi Forces
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, Military, Australia )

Ray
- 4 hours 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
- 64 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
- 71 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
- 77 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
- 77 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
- 85 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
- 88 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
- 107 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
- 112 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.
Bush Has No Regrets About Iraq Invasion, Except Rise of ISIS
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Iraq, Military, USA, War )

Ray
- 113 days ago - rt.com
Former US President George W. Bush still believes the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the right thing to do and has no regrets, except that a "violent group of people have risen up again," he said in an interview with CBS News referring to ISIS.
Pensions for Life for Military Spouses Who Remarry
Offbeat  (tags: Welfare, Politics, War Pension, Military, Spouses, War Widows' Association )

Ray
- 113 days ago - bbc.co.uk
From April 2015, those who "remarry, cohabit or form a civil partnership" would be entitled to the pension for life, the Ministry of Defence said.
Mother Whose Son 'Baked to Death' in Prison Is Awarded $2.25 Mn
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Drugs, Global economy, Mass media, Military, Politics, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 121 days ago - rt.com
The mother of a former Marine with mental health problems who died in over 100-degree heat at Rikers Island will receive $2.25 million from New York City. The family originally planned to sue for $25 million.
Small Town Sends Armored Vehicle, 24 Officers to Collect Debt From 75-Year-Old
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Military, Police, USA, Vehicles )

Ray
- 124 days ago - rt.com
An armored military vehicle and 24 armed police officers: That's what the sheriff's department in a small Wisconsin town used to collect a civil judgement from a 75-year-old man, who has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against the town over the incident.
68 Percent of Brits Say Afghan War Was Futile - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Conflict, Military, UK, USA )

Ray
- 126 days ago - rt.com
As Britain's last remaining troops depart from Afghanistan, a poll indicates 68 percent of Britons think the UK's military campaign there was not "worthwhile." A further 42 percent of those surveyed believe Britain is "less safe" as a result of the war.
What's Lurking in Sweden's Waters?
Offbeat  (tags: Sweden, submarine, Russia, Military )

Ray
- 131 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sweden's armed forces say they are looking for a submarine spotted in the country's waters not far from Stockholm and speculation has centred on Russia. But the Russians have scoffed at the claims.
 

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