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Army general in charge of illegal drinking party that ended with sexual assault was promoted

Irish Independent 01 Apr 2023
He has been found to have shown “a lack of judgment and supervision”.The military top brass is already under the spotlight over a report on a culture of verbal, physical and sexual abuse within the Defence Forces.The report, by the Independent Review Group, ...

What is being done to tackle sexual abuse and harassment in the Defence Forces?

The Irish Times 01 Apr 2023
Its members have detailed allegations of sexual abuse, harassment and discrimination in the military ... military and presided over a toxic culture in which women were “barely tolerated”, where sexual and physical abuse were common and bullying formed part of the training process.

Dr. Rosalie Bertell: Zero Tolerance for the Destructive Power of War

GlobalResearch 01 Apr 2023
However, I recognize that exposing the extremes of today’s military and outlining the crisis in resources will only bring about change if we also tackle the question of security. Popular support for the military comes from fear, and that fear is based on hundreds of years of recorded history ... Phasing Out the Military ... Control of the Military.

‘Very hard to believe’ Defence Forces chief was not aware of abuse in the military – former captain

The Irish Times 31 Mar 2023
It is “very, very hard to believe” Defence Forces Chief of Staff Lieut Gen Seán Clancy was not aware of widespread abuse within the military, one of the members of the Women of Honour group has said ... ‘Very hard to believe’ Defence Forces chief was not aware of abuse in the military – former captain.

Former Air Force master sergeant accused of theft

The Daily Record - Dunn 31 Mar 2023
“Our American military is the best-equipped fighting force the world has ever seen, and our military leaders should be good stewards of that equipment, not abuse their positions for personal gain,” Easley said in the release. “We won’t allow dangerous weaponry that is provided for military use to be stolen without consequences.

UN Paints Bleak Picture of Rights in Sri Lanka

Human Rights Watch 31 Mar 2023
Its latest report covers systematic abuses over several years, and arrives at a time the country is grappling with multiple crises across the economy, governance, and fundamental human rights protections ... The committee notes that military personnel implicated in war crimes have received promotions, while victims of abuses have faced threats ... ....

It’s time to target gun manufacturers and their deadly profits

People's World 31 Mar 2023
The U.S. weapons industry makes both heavy weapons like military aircraft, bombs, and missiles, and small arms like rifles and handguns ... With no system to effectively control and track who ends up with those guns, these weapons are often obtained by military units or police that have committed human rights abuses or who work with criminal groups ... .

Military instructors are an issue in schools

Taipei Times 30 Mar 2023
The big issue behind the incident is the incomplete withdrawal of military instructors from campuses, and a lack of standards governing the behavior of teachers and school military officers, who have been accused of abusing their power to inflict emotional harm on students.

Defence Forces sex assault allegations to be sent to gardaí rather than military

The Irish Times 30 Mar 2023
The report, which was published on Tuesday, found that senior officers in the Defence Forces failed to bring about change across the military and presided over a toxic culture in which women were “barely tolerated”, sexual and physical abuse were common and bullying formed part of the training process.

EDITORIAL: Boy’s suicide highlights bigger issues

Taipei Times 30 Mar 2023
A Taichung high-school student recently committed suicide after allegedly being bullied and abused by his school’s head of student affairs, military discipline office head, and other disciplinary and security officers ... As their abuse was verbal, it left no trace on the boy’s body, but chipped away at his soul.

DR Congo: Rampant Intercommunal Violence in West

Human Rights Watch 30 Mar 2023
Armed with machetes, knives, spears, bows and arrows, hunting rifles, and some military assault rifles, they attacked and killed dozens of Teke villagers, witnesses said ... Since December, hundreds of Mobondo who surrendered have been transferred to army enrollment and training centers, without being properly vetted for possible involvement in abuses.

Senate votes to repeal approval for decades-old Iraq, Gulf wars

The Day 30 Mar 2023
A bipartisan group of lawmakers who support the new legislation argue that it is necessary to prevent abuse by presidential administrations that could use the old authorizations for use of military force, or AUMFs, to launch unrelated combat operations without congressional approval on where and when to send troops.

Exiled Pak journalist Taha Siddiqui shares his tale in comic book-style autobiography 'Dissident Club'

Beijing News 30 Mar 2023
From my investigations, whether it was the investigation into the tribal belt, the investigation into the human rights abuses of the military, I used to report for France 24, I used to report for English American media, for the New York Times, for Guardian, et cetera," said Siddiqui.

Local Burmese fighting for NZ visas two years on from coup

NewstalkZB 30 Mar 2023
“With a collapsing economy, a brutal military regime, and millions displaced, the situation is dire,” Wilson said ... In January, 16 survivors and witnesses of military abuses in Myanmar lodged a criminal complaint in Germany asking prosecutors to investigate and bring to trial those responsible for committing the atrocities.

How China views the US

Manila Standard 30 Mar 2023
Military Hegemony—Wanton Use of Force ... “After World War II, the wars either provoked or launched by the United States included the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Kosovo War, the War in Afghanistan, the Iraq War, the Libyan War and the Syrian War, abusing its military hegemony to pave the way for expansionist objectives.”.

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