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January 16, 2014 | By Shan Li
The use of clean energy technology has seen a sharp rise in military sites in the U.S., as the armed forces push into green sources of power around the country, a report said. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. have looked for ways to reduce its energy bills in recent years even as the Pentagon's budget is squeezed. Combined, the U.S. military goes through $4 billion worth of power on its bases, according to a report from Pew Charitable Trusts. The armed forces have moved to quickly adopt green energy solutions, the report said.
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April 13, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi on Sunday bemoaned what he called Egyptian media's "blatant" backing for his prime opponent, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi. Sabahi is facing an uphill challenge against Sisi, who gained massive popularity when he orchestrated the ousting of Mohamed Morsi following nationwide protests against the president and his Muslim Brotherhood last summer. "The media are promoting an image that all Egyptians will undoubtedly vote for Sisi, and this is against the reality of Egyptians who have deposed two [ruling]
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1991
Wilkerson is clearly mystified as to the reasons people enlist in the U.S. armed forces. Very nearly as mystified as he is in regard to what a college degree will earn him in society. College will always be an option for his former acquaintance; military service will not. As both an Army vet ('72-'73) and a Navy vet ('78-'82 and '89-'91), and with years of civilian business experience in between, I've lived what Wilkerson drones on about from readings, viewings and hearsay. I was a grunt.
WORLD
April 2, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins
  SAO PAULO, Brazil - Brazil's military has agreed to open investigations of use  torture at bases it operated during two decades of dictatorship from 1964 to 1985. The announcement Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of the coup that toppled a democratically elected government, marked the first time the country's armed forces have pledged to cooperate in examining human rights crimes for which no one has ever been tried. An amnesty law was passed by the military government in 1979.
WORLD
March 15, 2009 | Laura King
Pakistani authorities today placed opposition leader Nawaz Sharif under house arrest, a day after putting the armed forces on alert amid an escalating power struggle with former allies. U.S. diplomatic efforts to defuse the political crisis intensified as the Pakistani government pledged anew to block a massive opposition rally in the capital on Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Two Orange County legislators want to honor local men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces with a photo display at the Orange County Hall of Administration in Santa Ana. Assemblyman Ken Maddox and county Supervisor Jim Silva are asking families to send copies of photographs of loved ones in uniform. Photographs may be mailed to the Orange County Veterans Service Office at 1300 S. Grand Avenue, Building B, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Photos will not be returned.
NEWS
May 22, 1993 | Associated Press
Kyrgyzstan, alone among the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, is going to disband its armed forces, the president of the former Soviet republic said Friday. "In the last year and a half, we have cut (the military) in half, and in the next three to five years we will disband it entirely. And we will have only a National Guard whose functions will be the same as the National Guard in your states," President Askar Akayev said.
NEWS
December 1, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Premier Miklos Nemeth said today that Hungary will slash its armed forces by up to a quarter in the next two years, scrapping many offensive weapons and regrouping them away from its western frontier. He also announced a shake-up in defense command, replacing the army chief of staff and dismissing three deputy ministers.
NEWS
July 28, 1986 | United Press International
The 250,000-strong military pledged loyalty to President Corazon Aquino's government en masse today as rebellion charges were lodged against 41 allies of ousted leader Ferdinand E. Marcos who staged a failed revolt against Aquino. Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile and armed forces chief Gen. Fidel Ramos led the military in pledging allegiance to Aquino's interim "Freedom Constitution" in nationwide rites aimed at dispelling doubts about the military's loyalty to her government.
NEWS
May 8, 1986 | Associated Press
The Senate gave overwhelming approval Wednesday to the most far-reaching reorganization of the nation's armed forces in 30 years in an effort to ease interservice rivalry and to encourage cooperation in joint military operations. The bill, which was resisted by many Pentagon officials, was approved 95 to 0.
WORLD
March 11, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, warned ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who reemerged in the Russian southern city of Rostov-on-the-Don to make a statement more than a week after his first news conference in Russia. His statement came as Moscow reportedly reinforced its forces in the Ukrainian region of Crimea and held new military exercises. In Crimea, the regional parliament declared independence ahead of a referendum planned for Sunday, when the peninsula's voters are to decide whether they want to join Russia.
WORLD
March 3, 2014 | Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
The Kremlin power play in Ukraine's strategic Crimea region escalated Sunday with Russian-backed authorities ordering Ukrainian army and navy units to surrender their weapons as an outraged international community warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that he risks censure for violating Ukraine's sovereignty. The United States accused Moscow of reinforcing an estimated 6,000 naval and ground troops in Crimea with additional personnel and announced that Secretary of State John F. Kerry would fly to Kiev, Ukraine's capital, on Tuesday in a show of support for the beleaguered Ukrainian government.
WORLD
February 19, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
KIEV, Ukraine -- In the wake of violence that claimed 25 lives and left hundreds injured, the Ukrainian government declared Wednesday that it was launching "an anti-terrorist operation" that some feared would escalate its conflict with pro-Western demonstrators. “What is happening today is a conscious use of violence by way of arson, murder, hostage-taking and intimidation ... for the sake of pursuing criminal goals,” the country's security agency chief, Alexander Yakimenko, said in a statement published on the agency's website.
WORLD
February 8, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi has become the first candidate to announce his candidacy for president in Egypt's upcoming election. Sabahi, who ran unsuccessfully for the office in 2012, faces an uphill battle if the nation's de facto leader, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, takes the expected step of running for the office. "My personal decision as a citizen is to run in the coming presidential elections. Hamdeen Sabahi's battle is the battle of the revolution," the leftist politician said Saturday during a news conference.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2014 | By Shan Li
The use of clean energy technology has seen a sharp rise in military sites in the U.S., as the armed forces push into green sources of power around the country, a report said. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. have looked for ways to reduce its energy bills in recent years even as the Pentagon's budget is squeezed. Combined, the U.S. military goes through $4 billion worth of power on its bases, according to a report from Pew Charitable Trusts. The armed forces have moved to quickly adopt green energy solutions, the report said.
OPINION
December 15, 2013 | By David P. Barash
On Dec. 1, 1948 - 65 years ago this month - Jose Figueres, then president of Costa Rica, made a fiery and eloquent speech, after which he took a sledgehammer and bashed a hole in a huge stone wall at the nation's military headquarters, Cuartel Bellavista. Its imposing towers and massive gates had loomed over the capital city of San Jose since 1917, the country's premier symbol of military power and the home of the "Tico" military establishment. Figueres was not just being a showman; he was announcing something truly extraordinary: Henceforth, Costa Rica would take the almost unheard-of step of renouncing its military.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2001 | LOREN B. THOMPSON, Loren B. Thompson is chief operating officer of the Lexington Institute, an Arlington, Va., think tank that concentrates on defense and education policy. He also teaches military courses at Georgetown University
Seven months ago, Donald H. Rumsfeld began his second tour as Defense secretary with what seemed like a presidential mandate for change. During the campaign, George W. Bush assailed Clinton management of the Pentagon and called for a transformation of the armed forces to prepare them for future challenges. Rumsfeld's appointment seemed like a no-brainer.
NEWS
December 16, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
A 49-year-old Soviet general was promoted over scores of more senior officers and appointed the armed forces' chief of staff Thursday amid increasing indications here that the officer corps has serious doubts about the unilateral military cutbacks announced by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Col. Gen. Mikhail A. Moiseyev, commander of the Far East Military District and a protege of Defense Minister Dmitri T. Yazov, replaces Marshal Sergei F.
WORLD
November 19, 2013 | By Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO - Twelve people were injured in clashes across Egypt on Tuesday, as protesters gathered to commemorate the second anniversary of deadly street fighting that preceded parliamentary elections following the toppling of longtime autocratic Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. The fighting Tuesday comes at a time when the Egyptian political scene remains deeply polarized between supporters and opponents of the military coup that ousted Mubarak's successor, Islamist Mohammad Morsi. While Morsi won Egypt's first fully democratic election for president, his autocratic style reminded many of Mubarak's, and his ouster was met with wide-scale public support for the Egyptian army.
WORLD
July 27, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO -- At least 40 supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi were killed by police and other gunmen early Saturday as security forces moved to break up a monthlong demonstration by thousands of Islamists camped outside a Cairo mosque. The death toll could rise. Al Jazeera reported that at least 75 people had been killed and thousands injured in predawn clashes that followed warnings from the army for Morsi's backers, including his Muslim Brotherhood movement, to disperse from the Rabaa al Adawiya mosque.
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