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# us-military - Monday 15 February, 2021

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations
# RULES BREACH
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# RULES BREACH

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations

Feb 15th 2021, 4:45 PM 32,288 Views 40 Comments

The US crew stayed in a Limerick hotel overnight, leaving to buy food at one point, before flying on to the US the following day.

# us-military - Monday 25 January, 2021

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops
# Executive Order
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# Executive Order

Biden overturns Trump ban on transgender US troops

Jan 25th 2021, 5:36 PM 26,951 Views 60 Comments

The move undoes Trump’s controversial decision in July 2017 to bar transgender personnel from serving “in any capacity” in the military.

# us-military - Friday 25 December, 2020

Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year
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Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year

Dec 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 14,584 Views 53 Comments

Independent TD Catherine Connolly has said that “it is not possible to promote peace if we are facilitating war”.

# us-military - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Donald Trump angrily denies remarks about US troops and 'losers'
# White House
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# White House

Donald Trump angrily denies remarks about US troops and 'losers'

Sep 5th 2020, 8:05 AM 44,976 Views 156 Comments

Trump’s comments were reported by The Atlantic.

# us-military - Monday 6 January, 2020

UNESCO warns Trump against targeting Iranian cultural sites
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UNESCO warns Trump against targeting Iranian cultural sites

Updated Jan 6th 2020, 3:30 PM 42,544 Views 83 Comments

Donald Trump had threatened to target cultural sites in Iran.

# us-military - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Son of Osama Bin Laden and heir to Al-Qaeda has been killed, US media report
# Hamza Bin Laden
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# Hamza Bin Laden

Son of Osama Bin Laden and heir to Al-Qaeda has been killed, US media report

Jul 31st 2019, 10:43 PM 42,325 Views 44 Comments

President Donald Trump was questioned in the Oval office by reporters but refused to confirm or deny the reports.

# us-military - Friday 12 April, 2019

Trump's 'indefensible' transgender military ban has taken effect
# Transgender Ban
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# Transgender Ban

Trump's 'indefensible' transgender military ban has taken effect

Apr 12th 2019, 11:49 AM 14,837 Views 192 Comments

The policy has been widely criticised by rights activists and repeatedly challenged in court.

# us-military - Saturday 17 March, 2018

US military 'fails to protect children sexually assaulted by peers on army bases'
# Pentagon
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# Pentagon

US military 'fails to protect children sexually assaulted by peers on army bases'

Mar 17th 2018, 8:00 AM 10,037 Views 1 Comment

An in-depth investigation by the Associated Press was published this week.

# us-military - Monday 26 February, 2018

One a day: 330 planes carrying weapons landed in Shannon Airport last year
# Exemptions
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# Exemptions

One a day: 330 planes carrying weapons landed in Shannon Airport last year

Feb 26th 2018, 6:15 AM 30,740 Views 93 Comments

Dublin TD Clare Daly said that the figures were “absolutely disgraceful”, but “not a bit surprising”.

# us-military - Monday 29 January, 2018

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases
# Tracking App
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# Tracking App

Fitness tracking app gives away location of secret US military bases

Jan 29th 2018, 9:05 AM 36,028 Views 22 Comments

The app, made by Strava Labs, shows the movements of its app users around the world.

# us-military - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

'Regrettable': US military apologises after helicopter window falls on Japanese school
# Worrying
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# Worrying

'Regrettable': US military apologises after helicopter window falls on Japanese school

Dec 13th 2017, 9:05 AM 11,984 Views 29 Comments

The US military said it was taking the incident “extremely seriously”.

# us-military - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

US Navy plane carrying 11 passengers crashes into Philippine Sea off coast of Japan
# Rescue
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# Rescue

US Navy plane carrying 11 passengers crashes into Philippine Sea off coast of Japan

Nov 22nd 2017, 9:00 AM 10,007 Views 8 Comments

Eight people have been rescued so far.

# us-military - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons
# NBC News
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# NBC News

Trump threatens to 'challenge licence' of NBC after critical reports about nuclear weapons

Oct 11th 2017, 6:06 PM 17,500 Views 81 Comments

NBC reported that Trump wants a tenfold increase to US nuclear weapons.

# us-military - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Transgender troops can continue to serve in US military for now, says Defense Secretary
# Equality Issues
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# Equality Issues

Transgender troops can continue to serve in US military for now, says Defense Secretary

Aug 30th 2017, 11:34 AM 8,837 Views 71 Comments

Transgender troops can continue to serve while the Pentagon studies an order by Trump to ban them from US forces.

# us-military - Monday 8 May, 2017

An unmanned US military spacecraft spent 718 days orbiting Earth in secret mission
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# Air Force

An unmanned US military spacecraft spent 718 days orbiting Earth in secret mission

May 8th 2017, 5:21 PM 22,669 Views 28 Comments

It landed in Florida yesterday morning.

# us-military - Sunday 19 March, 2017

The number of sexual assaults reported at US army and navy academies is on the rise
# Take Accountability
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# Take Accountability

The number of sexual assaults reported at US army and navy academies is on the rise

Mar 19th 2017, 7:45 AM 9,214 Views 8 Comments

Vice Admiral Ted Carter said that “this kind of toxic behaviour cannot be tolerated”.

# us-military - Monday 27 February, 2017

Trump proposes a massive $54 billion increase in US military spending
# The Best Defence
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# The Best Defence

Trump proposes a massive $54 billion increase in US military spending

Feb 27th 2017, 6:32 PM 18,910 Views 121 Comments

The result is that Trump’s initial budget wouldn’t dent budget deficits projected to run about $500 billion.

# us-military - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'
# Clemency
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# Clemency

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

Jan 11th 2017, 8:12 PM 27,808 Views 48 Comments

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

# us-military - Monday 9 January, 2017

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland
# Miami Air
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# Miami Air

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland

Jan 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,015 Views 66 Comments

The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.

# us-military - Monday 12 December, 2016

Market value of US military contractor drops by €1.8bn after Trump tweet
# Fighter Planes
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# Fighter Planes

Market value of US military contractor drops by €1.8bn after Trump tweet

Dec 12th 2016, 10:07 PM 26,490 Views 83 Comments

The President-elect said he will cut “billions” in costs for military purchases.

# us-military - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Poll: Would you ban US military aircraft from stopping at Shannon entirely?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Would you ban US military aircraft from stopping at Shannon entirely?

Aug 10th 2016, 9:45 AM 36,671 Views 221 Comments

Independent TD and Minister of State John Halligan says that he would “absolutely” ban such aircraft if it was up to him.

# us-military - Friday 1 July, 2016

US military ends ban on transgender troops
# Pentagon
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# Pentagon

US military ends ban on transgender troops

Jul 1st 2016, 8:55 AM 5,291 Views 28 Comments

The thousands of transgender people who serve in the military have previously been forced to hide their gender identity.

# us-military - Friday 1 April, 2016

A US soldier singing a Wolfe Tones' song in Afghanistan has caused a bit of a stir online
# Go Home British Soldiers
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# Go Home British Soldiers

A US soldier singing a Wolfe Tones' song in Afghanistan has caused a bit of a stir online

Apr 1st 2016, 8:43 PM 76,651 Views 109 Comments

A TV channel for the US military even contacted the Pentagon to ask about it.

# us-military - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Most Irish people want to see the Constitution changed to keep us out of wars
# Shannon Airport
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# Shannon Airport

Most Irish people want to see the Constitution changed to keep us out of wars

Mar 15th 2016, 7:44 PM 18,263 Views 120 Comments

The research was commission by independent TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace.

# us-military - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Here's some of the US military's most high-tech projects
# DARPA
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# DARPA

Here's some of the US military's most high-tech projects

Dec 30th 2015, 7:30 PM 21,697 Views 44 Comments

This is some seriously futuristic stuff.

# us-military - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Christmas lights: The inside story of one of the world's most notorious UFO sightings
# The Rendlesham Forest Incident
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# The Rendlesham Forest Incident

Christmas lights: The inside story of one of the world's most notorious UFO sightings

Dec 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 34,231 Views 40 Comments

Three decades on, TheJournal.ie talks to the man at the centre of the Rendlesham Forest incident, Christmas 1980.

# us-military - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

WATCH: An enormous US military blimp broke loose and floated for 140 miles today
# Free At Last
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# Free At Last

WATCH: An enormous US military blimp broke loose and floated for 140 miles today

Oct 28th 2015, 8:28 PM 15,325 Views 27 Comments

It dragged a mile-long tether behind it, and has left 20,000 homes without electricity.

# us-military - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

More than 1,000 airplanes carrying weapons allowed into Ireland since 2014
# Neutrality
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# Neutrality

More than 1,000 airplanes carrying weapons allowed into Ireland since 2014

Sep 23rd 2015, 10:57 PM 22,756 Views 86 Comments

One TD says Ireland is helping weapons fall into the hands of ISIS.

# us-military - Saturday 5 September, 2015

A broken leg and 24 concussions. Pillow fights among US recruits are hardcore
# Sleepover
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# Sleepover

A broken leg and 24 concussions. Pillow fights among US recruits are hardcore

Sep 5th 2015, 10:51 AM 23,182 Views 30 Comments

Some serious stuff went down at this year’s West Point pillow fight.

# us-military - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Oath Keepers: Why are a group of heavily armed white militiamen on the streets of Ferguson?
# Explainer
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# Explainer

Oath Keepers: Why are a group of heavily armed white militiamen on the streets of Ferguson?

Aug 11th 2015, 7:30 PM 15,437 Views 59 Comments

They say they’re there to defend the constitution.

# us-military - Monday 15 June, 2015

The US weapons maker behind the 'gun that won the west' is going bankrupt
# Misfiring
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# Misfiring

The US weapons maker behind the 'gun that won the west' is going bankrupt

Jun 15th 2015, 5:15 PM 14,982 Views 29 Comments

Colt Defense dates back to the early 19th century.

# us-military - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats
# Put That Away
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# Put That Away

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

May 27th 2015, 8:56 PM 12,728 Views 41 Comments

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

# us-military - Friday 3 April, 2015

Chelsea Manning has joined Twitter from her prison cell
# Online
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# Online

Chelsea Manning has joined Twitter from her prison cell

Apr 3rd 2015, 11:20 PM 28,913 Views 34 Comments

The Wikileaks whistleblower says she wants it to be a two-way conversation.

# us-military - Monday 16 March, 2015

These are the places where the world's biggest arms buyers get their weapons
# Guns And Money
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# Guns And Money

These are the places where the world's biggest arms buyers get their weapons

Mar 16th 2015, 11:43 AM 20,704 Views 49 Comments

The US is the number-one weapons exporter – but where do they all go?

# us-military - Sunday 28 December, 2014

The Afghanistan war is officially over after 13 years - but nobody has told the insurgents
# Troop Withdrawal
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# Troop Withdrawal

The Afghanistan war is officially over after 13 years - but nobody has told the insurgents

Dec 28th 2014, 2:51 PM 11,380 Views 65 Comments

About 3,500 foreign troops – mostly from the US – were killed during the $1 trillion campaign.

# us-military - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009
# Failte Roimh
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# Failte Roimh

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009

Dec 13th 2014, 11:54 AM 16,840 Views 67 Comments

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…

# us-military - Friday 5 December, 2014

Charlie Flanagan apologises and says this US military plane DID land in Shannon
# QH-8073
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# QH-8073

Charlie Flanagan apologises and says this US military plane DID land in Shannon

Dec 5th 2014, 5:06 PM 17,495 Views 109 Comments

But does an explanation of “administrative error” raise more questions than it answers?

# us-military - Monday 1 December, 2014

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to appear in court
# Shannon Airport
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# Shannon Airport

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to appear in court

Dec 1st 2014, 3:15 PM 17,808 Views 0 Comments

The TDs were arrested in July after trying to search a US military aircraft.

# us-military - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

The US military wants to build a drone carrying "mothership"
# Modern Warfare
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# Modern Warfare

The US military wants to build a drone carrying "mothership"

Nov 19th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,262 Views 28 Comments

Military designers want to build and aircraft carrier in the sky.

# us-military - Friday 7 November, 2014

"I shot him two times in the forehead" - Two Navy Seals row over who killed Bin Laden
# Zero Dark Shirty
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# Zero Dark Shirty

"I shot him two times in the forehead" - Two Navy Seals row over who killed Bin Laden

Nov 7th 2014, 8:10 AM 20,423 Views 81 Comments

Robert O’Neill is the latest former Seal to claim he shot the Al-Qaeda leader.

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