Army drives BIFF away from Datu Piang, Maguindanao
Army drives BIFF away from Datu Piang, Maguindanao John Unson (Philstar.com) – December 4, 2020 – 7:58am MAGUINDANAO, Philippines — Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters attacked an Army detachment, shot houses and burned a police car in the center of Datu Piang town late Thursday night, sending villagers running for their lives. Major Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said Friday that soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, managed to drive the BIFF bandits away after a heavy exchange of gunfire. “Authorities are on top of the situation. Normalcy in th...
Fire hits Army barracks
Ghio Ong(The Philippine Star) – November 17, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — A fire of unknown origin broke out at the barracks of the Philippine Army in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Sunday night.Arson probers said at least 10 families were displaced by the fire.The blaze struck the house of Capt. Archimedes Aranas at the Army Officers’ Quarters Building 1 along General Santos street at around 9:30 p.m. and spread to nearby houses, according to a report from the Bureau of Fire Protection.Firefighters put out the fire before 11 p.m.No one was reported injured in the incident. Damage to pr...
Army sets up drone regiment | Daily FT
The Army will raise a new drone regiment today, drawing on experiences gained during the 30 years of conflict. The new regiment, equipped with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – commonly known as drones – is expected to be affiliated with the Regiment of Artillery and will be an evolutionarily step towards being a more technologically proficient force, a senior Army officer told the Daily FT.The Regiment of Artillery began training personnel for the new unit in June this year, using commercially available drones to conduct aerial mapping and 3D terrain modelling among other duties.According to ...
Daily Financial Times
El Salvador’s Army, with the President’s Help, Blocks El Mozote Massacre Investigation
Published in: Los Angeles Times en EspañolOn the morning of September 21, a judge arrived at military headquarters in San Salvador with a warrant to review the military’s records regarding the 1981 El Mozote massacre, one of the largest mass killings in modern Latin American history. Soldiers blocked the judge from entering, blatantly refusing to comply with the judicial order. The judge went to six other military facilities in the following weeks. Each time, soldiers prevented the judge from examining the records.It came as a slap in the face to Salvadorans reckoning with one of the most horr...
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Army using dogs in border drug suppression
CHIANG MAI: The Pha Muang Force of the 3rd Army Region has assigned 23 drugs-sniffing dogs to checkpoints in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces, Maj Gen Narit Thawornwong said.The Pha Muang Force commander said the dogs were from a military centre that trains about 180 canines a year for various purposes, including detecting drugs.They were then assigned to units in the army, navy, air force and border patrol police.Twenty-three of them had recently been assigned to operations bases in the North – 10 in Chiang Mai and 13 in Chiang Rai. They were Labrador retrievers.Maj Gen Narit said the Pha ...
The Bangkok Post
Army on the spot again over partisan politics
Brig Deus Sande, the commander of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Mechanised Brigade in Masaka, is out of order with comments that the army will not hand over power if elections went against President Museveni.This is according to Brig Flavia Byekwaso, the UPDF and Defence spokesperson.Speaking to Saturday Monitor about the matter, Brig Byekwaso said: “He is not the army spokesperson so whatever he said is his views. The official position of the army is that the army will cooperate with anybody elected by Ugandans.”Brig Sande, speaking at a function organised by the ruling National R...
Aide of Basilan Abu leader surrenders to Army
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur——An aide of Basilan Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama surrendered to the Army on Friday, the military said.Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command, said Kahar Hamid Muktar, 25, also known as Abu Krima, brought with him an M1 Garand rifle and a clip of eight bullets.Vinluan said Muktar is among the trusted aides of Indama.According to Col. Domingo Gobway, commander of Joint Task Force Basilan, Muktar is the 19th bandit to have surrendered this year.More than 200 Abu Sayyaf gunmen have turned their backs from banditry from...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
An exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) Army entering the DPRK to help in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53) is open at the Military Museum of The Chinese People's Revolution on Monday (See story on Page 3). Photo: Global TimesCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Remembering Whitey Ford
Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford passed away today at the age of 91. The New York Yankee legend pitched for 16 years in pinstripes (1950, 1953-1967) and is still the franchise leader in Wins (236).Chairman of the BoardFord debuted in 1950 and made an immediate impression going 9-1 with a 2.81 ERA. He served in the Army for the next two years and upon returning to the Yankees in 1953, he picked up where he left off with an 18-6 record and an even 3.00 ERA. He became “The Chairman of the Board” quickly and in 1956 Ford led the AL in ERA (2.47) and finished third in Cy Young Award voting. In 1961 For...
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Army chief gives conditional no-coup promise
New army chief Gen Narongphan Jitkaewtae says the chance of a coup is zero unless conditions deteriorate, urging parties to prevent that.Gen Narongphan, who took the position last Thursday, held his first press conference on Tuesday after a meeting of armed forces and police chief at the army headquarters on the previous day.Asked whether he could assure there would be no coup during his three-year tenure ending in 2023, he declined to reply directly. “Every army chief has been asked this question and he invaraibly says the chance was zero ‘on condition that no one causes a conflict that leads...
The Bangkok Post