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  1. Silence over PLA deserters raises questions

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The desertion of four soldiers from a PLA base in Jilin province after stealing an automatic rifle with almost 800 bullets has sparked speculation about the reasons for their escape and how they carried it off. Both the People's Liberation Army and the provincial government remained silent on the incident. It took police a day to track down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984507/silence-over-pla-deserters-raises-questions
  2. History-makers Part 12: The Desert Fox Rommel

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Compiled by Ellen Whyte Quick facts Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel Nickname: Desert Fox Profession: soldier Famous for: brilliant, military tactics Born: November 15, 1891, in Heidenheim ... Cairo, Egypt. However, at this point Rommel had a solution/problem. The British had their supplies in Egypt. Rommel's supplies had to travel a long way across the desert/grasslands. Rommel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698618/history-makers-part-12-desert-fox-rommel
  3. Tears of the Desert

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir and Damien Lewis Hodder & Stoughton, HK$91 Mia Farrow has done her bit to expose the genocide in Darfur. Halima Bashir makes people pay attention. By telling her story to Damien Lewis, a former war reporter who helped write her memoir Tears of the Desert, she will make most readers feel uncomfortable. But that is a good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673414/tears-desert
  4. Slice of Life

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... the Gobi desert to Omsk, in Siberia, a journey that took four months. 'One of the most pitiful sights they saw were the White Russian emigres... who had to join the ranks of Chinese beggars. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596447/slice-life
  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian president Mursi sacks army chief Tantawi in political shake-up

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... impatience with the military following violence in the Sinai desert that brought trouble with Israel and the Palestinians' Gaza Strip this month. The president sacked Egypt's intelligence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1008799/egyptian-president-mursi-sacks-army-chief-tantawi-political-shake
  6. No end in sight to the Syrian tragedy

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... sectarian and ethnic divisions. Sunni deserters from the army started fighting back, and all the other communities took fright. Now it's a civil war in which the regime has the heavy weapons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991378/no-end-sight-syrian-tragedy
  7. Rotten to the corps: junta's tyranny its own worst enemy

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... grip on power looked stronger than ever. The few monks, deserters and protesters who arrived at the border with Thailand last month were proof of the regime's ruthlessness ... rates of desertion. Myanmar's army is now believed to number about 400,000 troops, and be well-armed with increasingly modern weapons (supplied mainly by India and China). Myo Myint, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615607/rotten-corps-juntas-tyranny-its-own-worst-enemy
  8. Cruiser to bolster japan's missile defence shield

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... another anti-ballistic missile warship but offer improved defensive capabilities, the admiral said. The Ticonderoga-class vessel, which took part in both Operation Desert Strike and Enduring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536672/cruiser-bolster-japans-missile-defence-shield
  9. White Material

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... her harvest as circumstances around her deteriorate. With the country in chaos- rebels are on the loose, their ranks full of drugged-up child soldiers- her workers are deserting. Maria also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734583/white-material
  10. Wretched Rebels

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Wretched Rebels by Lucien Bianco Harvard University Press, HK$431 Of the 15 million soldiers enlisted by China during the second world war, eight million disappeared- deserting or abandoned by the army. 'A conscript's life usually ended on the day he disappeared down the road, shackled to his fellows.' This is the most startling revelation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724538/wretched-rebels

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