North Korean Combat Jets Test South’s Airspace

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 31/03/2008 - 07:25:34

A South Korean newspaper reported on the 31st March that, since Lee Myung-bak became President in February this year, North Korean combat jets had carried out numerous sorties close to the edge of South Korea’s airspace. Such flights — whic...

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Sadr Orders Basra Clashes to End

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 31/03/2008 - 05:52:03

Sadr Orders Basra Clashes to End

Moqtada Sadr, the Iraqi Shia cleric, has told his fighters to leave Basra in an attempt to bring the current clashes with Iraqi troops to an end.As far as the Iraqi government was concerned, Sadr’s order represented a ”positive” move.Over 2...

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Royal Marine Could Receive Victoria Cross

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 31/03/2008 - 04:57:43

Royal Marine Could Receive Victoria Cross

A member of the British armed forces could receive the Victoria Cross after he acted to save the lives of his fellow service personnel.Royal Marine Lance Corporal Matt Croucher launched himself onto an exploding grenade, but survived the im...

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Iraqi Troops Discover Weapons Cache

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 30/03/2008 - 14:18:00

According to the US military, Iraqi troops have come across a weapons cache in an apartment located close to Baghdad that Shia militias were using. The discovery was made on the 29th March, and included the following weapons:Three 107mm roc...

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Turkish Military in New Strikes on PKK Rebels

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 30/03/2008 - 12:40:50

Turkish Military in New Strikes on PKK Rebels

The Turkish military confirmed on the 29th March that it had been carrying out attacks from the air and from the ground on Kurdish rebels based across the border in Iraq.15 PKK Rebels KilledArtillery shells were fired on the 27th March, it ...

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British Army Joins Iraqi Forces in Basra

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 29/03/2008 - 18:44:47

British Army Joins Iraqi Forces in Basra

Four days after Iraqi troops began an offensive against the Mahdi Army in Basra, it was confirmed on the 29th March that British forces have now joined in the fighting. Artillery shells have been fired by the British Army at a site in the n...

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US Responds to North Korea’s Missile Tests

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 29/03/2008 - 18:06:24

US Responds to North Korea’s Missile Tests

Armed Forces International yesterday reported on how, on the 28th March, North Korea had carried out several missile launch tests. The US has now responded to these launches, calling them ”not constructive” and calling on the North Korean c...

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PackBot Military Robot Modified for Wii Controller

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 29/03/2008 - 15:42:13

PackBot Military Robot Modified for Wii Controller

A newly-issued report describes how scientists in the US have modified the controller used in conjunction with the Nintendo Wii games console to control military robots.In a gaming context, the so-termed ”Wiimote” control system utilises wi...

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Britain Should Talk to Taliban: Browne

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 29/03/2008 - 14:39:13

Des Browne, Britain’s Defence Secretary, has stated under interview conditions that efforts should be made to talk to certain Taliban members who might be persuaded into swapping allegiances.Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Browne spoke of ...

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Nepal Sending Soldiers to Everest Olympic Torch Event

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 29/03/2008 - 13:53:30

Nepal will be sending soldiers to Mount Everest in a measure to curb protests that may be held when the Olympic torch is transported to the summit at the beginning of May, according to information told to news agency AFP.Members of Nepal’s ...

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