MoD Defends Prince's Chinook Middleton Field Landing

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 20/04/2008 - 15:19:33

MoD Defends Prince's Chinook Middleton Field Landing

Defence officials have defended a helicopter landing made by Prince William in a field owned by the family of his girlfriend, Kate Middleton.A statement was issued by the Ministry of Defence after the News of the World publication wrote of ...

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Gunners Would have Survived in Warrior: Coroner

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 19/04/2008 - 20:50:48

Two British military personnel killed by a roadside bomb whilst serving in Iraq would have survived if the Land Rover they were travelling in was, instead, a Warrior armoured vehicle. This is according to coroner Andrew Walker, who, on the ...

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US Army Funding Stem Cell Treatments Research

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 19/04/2008 - 19:49:45

US Army Funding Stem Cell Treatments Research

The US Army is providing $85 million in funding towards stem cell research, it emerged today.The stem cell research will be carried out by the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, and will focus on treatments for US troops badly...

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300,000 US Troops Have Depression, PTSD Symptoms

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 18/04/2008 - 21:10:17

300,000 US Troops Have Depression, PTSD Symptoms

A new study released on the 17th April put the number of US military personnel returning home from deployment in Afghanistan or Iraq with symptoms of either depression or PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) at around 300,000. About 150,00...

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US Official Disciplined over USAF Thunderbirds Contract

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 18/04/2008 - 15:12:59

US Official Disciplined over USAF Thunderbirds Contract

The US Military confirmed on the 17th April that Michael Wynne, the USAF Secretary, had disciplined a high-ranking official at the Pentagon, as well as four other individuals, over a multi-million pound contract after an inquiry found that ...

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200 Aircraft, Missiles Feature in Iranian Military Parade

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 18/04/2008 - 13:10:23

The Iranian armed forces have been showcased during a ceremony marking Iran's yearly army day. In comments made during the parade of military power, Iran's President Ahmadinejad described the country as the mightiest in the world.Iran's Mil...

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Urgent Inquiry After RAF Base Photos Published

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 18/04/2008 - 10:36:25

Urgent Inquiry After RAF Base Photos Published

The publication of photos highlighting a low standard of military accommodation at the Royal Air Force's base at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, UK, has sparked an urgent inquiry.The images - published by the Sun newspaper - showed sewage pipes ...

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Iraq Requests More NATO Army Training

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 17/04/2008 - 18:41:03

Iraq Requests More NATO Army Training

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO Secretary-General, stated on the 17th April that the alliance would contribute more to the training of officers in the Iraqi Army. His statement came after Nouri Maliki, the Prime Minister of Iraq, had earlier re...

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Need for Missile Defence Shield Hyped, Congress Told

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 17/04/2008 - 17:36:38

Need for Missile Defence Shield Hyped, Congress Told

A former Pentagon official said on the 16th April that the US had wasted billions of dollars in developing its Missile Defence Shield.Philip Coyle worked at one time at the Department of Defense, where he headed the Operational Test and Eva...

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Dutch Air Force Stops Using CBU-87 Cluster Bombs

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 17/04/2008 - 15:59:27

Dutch Air Force Stops Using CBU-87 Cluster Bombs

It has been announced that the Royal Netherlands Air Force ('Koninklijke Luchtmacht'/ 'KLu' in Dutch) will stop using its CBU-87 cluster bombs. Such devices - which are fitted to RNAF Lockheed Martin F-16 combat jets - disperse hundreds of ...

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