A soldier stands guard in front of the Brazilian national flag on Army Day in Sao Paulo, 18 April 2019.
Don't be fooled by the recent resignation of three members of the military in Brazil – the country is heading down an increasingly militarised path.
A convoy of Malian armed forces escorts the vehicle of the country’s coup leader as he returns from a recent ECOWAS summit where Mali was suspended.
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Mali's state decay must be halted before it collapses: here are five areas that need attention.
Seeing through walls has long been a staple of comics and science fiction. Something like it could soon be a reality.
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The murky blobs visible with today's wall-penetrating radar could soon give way to detailed images of people and things on the other side of a wall – and even measure people's breathing and heart rate.
The KRI Nanggala-402 submarine and its crew in 2012 upon completing an overhaul and retrofit.
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Indonesian defence planners need to assume the worst-case scenario of future weapon system accidents and account for the whole acquisition lifecycle in weapon system procurements.
Military lawyers told me how they must make split-second decisions that weigh military variables against real human lives.
A US soldier carries his belongings to a waiting truck at a military camp on the outskirts of Niamey, Niger.
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Reforms that will entrench constitutionalism, the rule of law, and political inclusion will solve Africa's security problems, not moving the US Africa Command headquarters to the continent.
Marketing for robotic 'dogs' plays up their potential for good, but the debate about lethal autonomous weapons suggests public anxiety is warranted.
Gene editing could create super soldiers.
There are signs that UK will be bolder and less accountable in its genetic defence research than many other countries.
Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson manages military personnel command, which gives him authority over career consequences for military members found to have engaged in sexual misconduct, he is on indefinite leave with pay after being accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate.
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Deeper levels of comprehension are needed to understand the embedded inequalities and misconducts in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Augmented reality has largely enjoyed cover from critique by being taken as a benign gaming technology. But recent developments suggest we need to get serious about it.
Niger troops on patrol.
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Although there had been an increase in violence in Niger since the last election results were announced, the attempted coup, on March 31, raised concerns to a new level in the volatile country.
Even healthy, well-adjusted veterans struggle with the transition from military to civilian life.
Workers prepare ballot boxes in Solo, Central Java.
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The desire of former TNI and police officers to enter politics has more to do with personal advancement than with advancing the institutional interests of the military or police.
With little else to draw from, people turn to science fiction when thinking about the Space Force.
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Science fiction has often had an inspirational and positive relationship with space endeavors. But the new US Space Force is struggling with a pop culture public relations problem.
South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters toyi-toyi at an anti-Israel protest.
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South Africa's famous toyi-toyi was adopted from Zimbabwean troops, who learned it in Algeria – showing the interconnected nature of Africa's liberation struggles.
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New legislation would give the ADF more power to respond to future bushfires and other disasters. But questions remain about the scope of this involvement and how ADF personnel would be deployed.
Amadou Toumani Toure in 2005.
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Touré pursued a strategy he called 'the politics of consensus', ostensibly enabling him to work with everyone, transcend partisan divisions and advance the public interest.
Kenyan soldiers stand over caskets bearing the remains of their fallen comrades during prayers in 2016.
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In January 2016, Kenyan troops were defeated by Al-Shabaab militants at El Adde in Somalia. This is why it happened.
Outsourcing use-of-force decisions to machines violates human dignity and is incompatible with international law.
Malian Air Force deputy chief of staff Ismael Wague (centre) speaks during a press conference on August 19, 2020.
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The transition to a civilian government won't be smooth.