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Posted by Irish Veterans on 18 March 2015
Posted in Irish Examiner by Sean O'Riordan [http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/navy-drones-to-fight-drug-cartels-319070.html]  The naval service is to use drones in the fight against international drug smugglers and illegal fishing, with the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also to help with search and rescue missions. With just an eight-ship fleet responsible for security in 1m sq km of seas, drones would give the navy an ‘eye in the sky’. As part of a drive to make the nav ... More

Posted by Irish Veterans on 25 January 2015
[Posted http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30957719 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website] Evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder can be traced back to 1300BC - much earlier than previously thought - say researchers. The team at Anglia Ruskin University analysed translations from ancient Iraq or Mesopotamia. Accounts of soldiers being visited by "ghosts they faced in battle" fitted with a modern diagnosis of PTSD. The condition was likely to be as old as huma ... More

Posted by Irish Veterans on 07 January 2015
[Posted on BBC News : http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30679406] The UK's Ministry of Defence has issued a reminder to young officers to salute their superiors. But when did this this form of greeting originate and why is it used, asks Justin Parkinson. The salute is often thought to date back to Roman times, but there is no evidence that soldiers raised their hand as a formal greeting. Another theory is that it originated in medieval Europe, when knights used their hands to rai ... More

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