China Military License Plates: Privileged Armed Forces Plates To Be Banned From Luxury Cars To Combat Bad Publicity
Chinese paramilitary soldiers walk past a showroom for Porsche luxury cars next to their barracks in Shanghai, 05 March 2007. BEIJING — China is banning the use of privileged military license plates on BMWs, Porsches and other luxury cars in an …

France to Slash 24K Military Jobs, Seeking Savings
France said Monday it will cut another 24,000 military jobs by 2019 as it attempts to maintain a force ready to deal with global threats at the time when the bill for France’s decades of deficit spending is due. Uprisings in North Africa and the …

China cracks down on military use of luxury cars
Luxury auto sales are booming in China, and many automakers are turning to the growing market in search of sales. Government officials are often among the buyers, with the Audi A6 being a particularly popular choice. Related story: China luxury …

Next Steps on Military Sexual Assaults
Despite promises of zero tolerance, the Pentagon has nothing less than a sexual assault crisis on its hands. The Defense Department estimated last year that as many as 19,000 service members are sexually assaulted annually. Only a small fraction …

Massacre in Nigeria Spurs Outcry Over Military Tactics
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Days later, the survivors’ faces tensed at the memory of the grim evening: soldiers dousing thatched-roof homes with gasoline, setting them on fire and shooting residents when they tried to flee. As the village went up …

Military Air Shows Cancelled After Sequestration Budget Cuts
But organizers of other events said they expected such a dramatic drop in attendance that they felt … of the airport – until the Thunderbirds cancelled. “When this happened, it just put us out of business,” Walkup said.

In changing region, U.S. committed to military ties with Gulf Arabs
Syria’s civil war and Iran’s nuclear program have led to tensions, with Gulf Arab states willing a more assertive U.S. response to bring Iran to heel and force Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power. Growing U.S. energy independence has …

Syrian rebels attack military airports across country, opposition says
(CNN)– In an attempt to weaken the Syrian government’s air power, rebel fighters attacked several military airports across the country Sunday — including a sprawling base in Idlib province, dissidents said. “Fighter planes have caused many …

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