181858-2013: UK-Bristol: Test and evaluation of military aircrafts, missiles and spacecrafts

181858-2013: UK-Bristol: Test and evaluation of military aircrafts, missiles and spacecrafts Publication date: 04-06-2013 | Deadline: 01-07-2013 | Document: Contract notice http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:181858-2013:TEXT:EN:HTML
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Bradley Manning’s WikiLeaks trial: what are the key issues at stake? | Ed Pilkington

The US soldier charged with ‘aiding the enemy’ is expected to be on trial for three months, starting todayAfter 1,100 days in military captivity, Bradley Manning finally goes to trial on Monday, for leaking a trove of state secrets to WikiLeaks.What is Manning charged with?The US soldier faces 21 counts flowing from the leaking of […]
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Patrick Mercer the military man turned Tory politician

MP split his career between the army, press and politics – from which he has now resignedBefore entering parliament in 2001, Patrick Mercer OBE, who has resigned over allegations he broke rules on lobbying, spent 25 years as an army officer with the Sherwood Foresters, following in the footsteps of his father, who had served […]
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Artists criticise war centenary plan

Open letter to David Cameron describes conflict as a ‘military disaster and a human catastrophe’David Cameron’s plan to spend more than £50m marking the centenary of the first world war has been attacked by a group of actors, writers and campaigners including Jude Law and Michael Morpurgo, author of the children’s novel War Horse which […]
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When are we going to address the military sexual assault epidemic? | Amy Goodman

An estimated 70 sexual assaults are committed daily within the US military. Commander-in-chief Obama must act to stop thisRape is center stage this week after the dramatic rescue of three women from close to a decade of imprisonment in a house on a quiet street in Cleveland. The suspect, Ariel Castro, has been charged with […]
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Ministry of Defence campaigns for overseas aid to pay for military patrols

Exclusive: Defence chiefs want a share of overseas aid budget to cover humanitarian work undertaken by the militaryThe Ministry of Defence has stepped up its campaign to draw upon millions of pounds from Britain’s aid budget by suggesting the Department for International Development (DfID) pays for flights on military aircraft, some navy patrols and body […]
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Pentagon budget cuts will not make the US economy bomb | Michael Cohen

Belt-tightening at the Defense Department won’t cause recession but scare tactics camouflage where real spending casualties areSince the devastating across-the-board spending cuts – including the billions in reductions to the Pentagon budget – known as sequestration became the law of the land, the US military has deployed a host of arguments for why this an […]
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UK cuddles up to Gulf states – hidden dangers ahead

• plans to increase military presence where bad human rights record• idea to deter Iran or promote arms sales?The Queen and her ministers this week will welcome Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, on his state visit to Britain.The visit comes at a time when the government appears to […]
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