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Chile's army is continuing its search for an entire company of soldiers missing after a fierce snowstorm in the Andes mountains. Five soldiers died of hypothermia and 65 were still missing after a "tsunami of snow" struck during an exercise...

2005-05-19

 army Chile exercise Andes tsunami avalanche snowstorm rescue
The United States army is to accept immigrants with temporary US visas, for the first time since the Vietnam war, according to the New York Times. Until now immigrants have had to have permanent residency - a "green card" - in order to qualify for the services...

2009-02-15

 USA war army immigration visa
Heavy US reliance on private security in Afghanistan has helped to line the pockets of the Taliban, a US Senate report says. The study by the Senate Armed Services Committee says this is because contractors often fail to vet local recruits and end up hiring warlords.

2010-10-08

 private security army Afghanistan Taliban bribe USA occupation
Army ants have a reputation for annihilating everything in their path as they march through the jungle. But the most complete study of its kind has found that army ants are creators of whole worlds, not destroyers. More than 300 species, ranging from birds to tiny mites, depend in part on a single species of army ant for their survival, scientists have discovered. That means army ants support a greater number of other life forms than any...

2010-11-22

 food chain ant army nomadism ecosystem insect
The Israeli army has come up with a novel way of exposing women who lie about their religious background in order to avoid military service. It is using the social networking site Facebook to check up on them. More than 1,000 women have been tracked down after they falsely claimed they were exempt from the draft because they were Orthodox Jews.

2010-11-24

 women Israel army military social network Facebook privacy spying espionage surveillance big brother
The U.S. Air Force has blocked employees from visiting media websites carrying leaked WikiLeaks documents, including The New York Times and the Guardian

2010-12-14

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Unlike in Egypt or Tunisia, it is not the conventional military that holds the balance of power in Libya. Instead, it is a murky network of paramilitary brigades, "revolutionary committees" of trusted followers, tribal leaders and imported foreign mercenaries...

2011-02-23

 military army Libya revolution coup