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Armed Forces

The militarisation of the EU

Chris Venables details militarism's corruption of the European project

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Rory Fanning, Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger’s Journey Out of the Military and Across America

Haymarket Books, 2014; 230pp; £12.99

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Mutiny

Dissenters in the ranks

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Roouminations ...

What's (not) being cut

In June, more than 4,000 British military personnel received redundancy notices (of which about a third are compulsory) in the largest single reduction in the last 20 years.

Veterans for peace

New UK group is launched.

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MoD cut

At the end of November, the Daily Telegraph learned that the British ministry of defence (MoD) had increased the number of soldiers due to be cut from the army from 7,000 to 16,500 by April 2015.

Michael Lyons free

Navy medic and conscientious objector Michael Lyons was released from Colchester military prison on 9 November.

Maikel forcibly hospitalised

Imprisoned Egyptian pacifist blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad has been sent to Abbasseya psychiatric hospital for examination.

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