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Putin moves to scrap option of invading Ukraine

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday asked the upper house of parliament to revoke a resolution allowing him to send troops into Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Review: Jessie James Decker honors troops this Memorial Day in new video Special

Singer-songwriter Jessie James Decker has released a special music video today for "Coming Home," the title cut of her new EP.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Soldiers 'surround' Thai pro-government rally

Bangkok - Soldiers on Tuesday encircled a pro-government "Red Shirts" protest in Thailand's capital, the rally leader said, after the military declared martial law to quell months of political unrest.
In the Media by AFP

1,500 troops sent to retake rebel stronghold in Mali

Bamako - Mali has sent 1,500 troops to retake the rebel stronghold of Kidal after Tuareg separatists staged a siege in local government offices, sparking a gun battle in which dozens of people were killed.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. and Philippines to sign 10-year security pact

Manila - The United States and the Philippines plan to sign a new security pact on Monday to allow a larger U.S. military presence amid ongoing territorial disputes with China.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Putin admits Russian troops in Crimea during referendum

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday admitted for the first time that Russian soldiers were present on the Crimean peninsula before and during the referendum that backed rule from Moscow.
In the Media by AFP

White House 'very concerned' by Russian troop movements

The Hague - The White House is "very concerned by the potential for escalation" after Russia massed its troops on the border with Ukraine, a close aide to US President Barack Obama said Monday."We are watching very closely, we believe that Russia stands an enormou...
In the Media by AFP

Edmonton: Raising banners for peace Special

Edmonton - March 12, 2014 was the date of the return home for the final 100 Canadian troops from their military mission in Afghanistan.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Dalai Lama is hoping for new Chinese attitude towards Tibet

Shillong - On every stop along the Dalai Lama’s speaking tour this week in India, he expressed hope for better relations between China and the Buddhist region of Tibet. Today, the Chinese military began increasing security forces in the region.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

The United States Army plans on using 'Iron Man' armor for troops

The United States' army is working to develop smart armor, which would give soldiers "superhuman strength". The army has called upon the technology industry, government labs, as well as academia to help them build the armored suit.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

South Korean troops kill man trying to swim to North Korea

The South Korean military shot and killed a man who was trying to swim across a river to North Korea Monday. The man had reportedly ignored multiple warnings to turn around.
In the Media by Mike White

Interview with Joe Bachman: 'A Soldier's Memoir' Special

On July 2, I chatted via phone with country newcomer Joe Bachman, who opened up about his new single “A Soldier’s Memoir (PTSD Song),” which will he will release independently on July 16.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Russian forces will provide security at events in the US

Big news is now coming out for any American wary of foreign troops on U.S. soil. Russia recently signed a deal with the United States that would allow Russian troops to provide security at major events in the U.S.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 13 comments

First batch of Nigerian West African troops arrive in Mali

Bamako - The Voice of Nigeria (VON) reports that the first batch of Nigerian troops arrived in Mali on Thursday to reinforce French and Malian troops fighting to halt the advance of al Qaeda-linked rebels from the north of the country.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Central African rebels agree to truce, demand S.Africans leave

Bangui - Representatives of the Central African Republic (CAR) government and rebel groups have agreed to a one-week truce, with the rebels demanding the CAR's president, Francois Bozize, step down, and that South African troops leave.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo

South Africa sends troops to Central African Republic

Bangui - South Africa has deployed 400 soldiers to the troubled Central African Republic, where a rebellion threatens to overthrow the elected government.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

U.S. sending troops and missiles to Turkey

The U.S. will be sending two batteries of Patriot missiles as well as four-hundred troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from possible missile attacks from Syria.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Somali islamists attack Ethiopian troops

Mogadishu - The Islamist militant group al-Shabaab attacked an Ethiopian military base in Somalia Saturday killing at least 23 people, witnesses said.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

London prepares for 2012 Olympics, announces use of 13,500 troops

London - The U.K. Ministry of Defence said more than 13,500 military troops will be deployed to help provide security for the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics. Also, the ceremony's budget recently doubled from initial estimates.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Chinese and Australian International Relations 101

Is the growing presence of The United States military in Australia good for Australian – Chinese relations? The Gillard and Obama administrations recent announcement of a new deal between the two sixty year strong allies.
In the Media by Jesse Rutigliano

Colbert: President Obama 'is wiping out Christians' in Uganda

In response to President Obama's decision to send 100 American troops to the Uganda region in pursuit of the Lord's Resistance Army, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert detailed how the White House move was akin to 'wiping out Christians.'
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Fierce fighting continues in Tripoli

Today's unfolding developments : Tripoli woke up to heavy fighting this morning outside Gaddafi's compound and in two other districts. Rebels say Gaddafi still controls 20 percent of the city and the situation remains very volatile.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan - 1 comment

Libyan stalemate draws talk of US troops, costs, endless war

What originally began in Libya as a humanitarian objective to protect civilians by removing Colonel Gaddafi's ability to fly has morphed into a siding with rebel factions in a civil war, with talk now of US troops and skyrocketing costs and a long war.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

AP: 700 international troops died in Afghanistan in 2010

Kandahar - The Associated Press conducted a count of the amount of deaths of international troops who fought in the war in Afghanistan in 2010. They concluded that the death toll for this year reached 700.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

Detained rebel soldier and elected Philippine senator walks free

A former rebel naval officer and elected Philippine senator Antonio Trillanes walks to freedom after having been detained for almost eight years for rebellion after he led a group of young military officers in the so called "Oakwood mutiny" in 2003.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Civilians flee as Philippine troops engage Muslim rebels in south

Hundreds of families in North Cotabato, southern Philippines have left their homes as government troops and Muslim rebel groups belonging to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) clash in the town of Pikit.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

UK troops to get new 24-hour counselling service

British troops returning from war in Afghanistan and Iraq are to be given more support for mental health problems with the launch of a 24-hour counseling service.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 1 comment

NATO, U.S. Commander seeks additional troops in Afghanistan

Kandahar - Commander of the United States and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, is seeking 2,000 additional troops in Afghanistan. Petraeus says the extra troops will serve mainly to train Afghan security forces.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

On schedule, Obama says Iraq draw-down begins this month

Atlanta - It appears that President Obama will be fulfilling his promise to draw down U.S. Troops in Iraq this month. The President told a disabled veterans group that at the end of August, the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will end.
In the Media by Joan Firstenberg - 1 comment

British Troops to leave Sangin

A question mark still remains over when the troops will come home from Afghanistan for good but it has been announced that British soldiers are to leave Sangin.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 2 comments
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