January 16, 2014 |
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.
December 15, 2013 |
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.
November 19, 2013 |
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.
July 27, 2013 |
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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July 18, 2013 |
A Marine from Camp Pendleton is set to be released Friday from the brig at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego after serving six years behind bars for killing an unarmed Iraqi in 2006, the Marine's attorney said Thursday night. The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces turned down a request from prosecutors to overturn its earlier ruling that had tossed out Sgt. Larry Hutchins' conviction on grounds that he was improperly denied an lawyer when investigators began to question him. The government could still appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to have Hutchins' conviction reinstated.
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July 9, 2013 |
Marine Corps lawyers Tuesday petitioned a military appeals court to overturn the court's earlier ruling that tossed out the conviction of a Marine from Camp Pendleton in the killing of an unarmed Iraqi man. Two weeks ago, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ruled that Larry Hutchins was improperly denied a lawyer when investigators in Iraq first began to question him about the 2006 killing. His lawyer, Babu Kaza, said that Hutchins, who was then a sergeant, was put in solitary confinement for seven days after asking for a lawyer.