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  1. Too little, too late for older Gurkhas

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Watt

    ... Many Nepalis who served in the British army are unlikely to benefit from a recent court ruling on residency, writes Richard Watt The 122nd British casualty of the war in Afghanistan died this month in a makeshift operating theatre of a field hospital near ...

  2. O.G.P.U. Prison

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd O.G.P.U. Prison by Sven Hassel Orion, HK$80 Every so often a paperback crosses your path that is so curiously appalling you can't take your eyes off it. O.G.P.U. Prison- a tale of brutal high jinks in Hitler's Wehrmacht, first publish ...

  3. Keeping the peace with military might

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's military build-up has alarmed many countries. Its latest admission that it is 'seriously considering' building the nation's first aircraft carrier will only ... with the United States in the past. Such transparency will not only help to avoid misunderstanding, but also serve as a military deterrent. Up to now, Chinese military authorities had been coy about ...

  4. Hu woos DPP, floats military co-operation

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Cross-strait thaw accelerates President Hu Jintao has for the first time called for political talks and military co-operation with Taiwan to end the hostility between ... on January 1, 1979. 'In order to stabilise the situation across the Taiwan Strait and reduce concerns about the military and security, the two sides can also engage at a proper time in exchanges ...

  5. Mainland cuts US military ties

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter This week, the mainland cut military ties with the US after America revealed its plan to sell US$6.5 billion worth of advanced weapons to Taiwan. The foreign ministry said the move broke international law. A planned visit to Washington by a senior general from the mainland was cancelled, and visits by US navy ships to Chinese ports were banned. A US military ...

  6. Military personnel sent to Ukraine to further aircraft carrier ambitions

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The nation's military has been sending personnel to an aircraft-carrier pilot base in Ukraine for training- further proof of the ambition to build its first aircraft-carrier battle group, a Canadian-based military magazine said yesterday. As early as 2006, the People's Liberation Army sent a large naval delegation headed by an unidentified naval deputy ...

  7. Nation shows off its military strength

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... growth is likely to be among the first to recover and rebound in the latter half of next year. As the country's economic might grows, so will its military strength. It is interesting to note ... mainlanders and the international community for China's biggest military parade on October 1, the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. The mainland's leaders have ...

  8. Charge! The Interesting Bits of Military History

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... The Interesting Bits of Military History, Justin Pollard's entertaining hotchpotch of footnotes to the same, in vain for the tale of the Gurkha rifleman who navigated through the Malaysian jungle ... of The Interesting Bits of Military History. As fans of George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman series will aver, there is no end to the wealth of funny ha-ha and funny peculiar incidents that have attached ...

  9. Military teamwork only answer to piracy

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A large military presence and hefty sentences for pirates caught can be deterrents, but ultimately, are not the solution. Only through the long-term bringing of peace and stability to nations from ... for vulnerable vessels. There must be greater co-operation and co-ordination between the world's militaries. Not every ship will be safe and perhaps consumers will have to pay higher prices ...

  10. Displaced residents protest outside military's headquarters

    Posted Nov 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo More than 100 people staged a peaceful protest in front of the Central Military Commission building in inner Beijing yesterday morning, against what they said was unfair ... are not troublemakers and we just want to see our dear senior military officials to tell them what their subordinates have done in suppressing us little guys,' said one protester, Wang Zhenhua. ...




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