Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:14
The soldiers know how to fulfill policing roles, but they complain that they are paid less -- and treated worse -- than police officers.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 06:09
The United Nations’ top human rights official is calling on the Mexican government to set a timetable for withdrawing military personnel from law enforcement duties and replacing them with well-trained police.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 05:59
The engagement of the United States, Japan, and South Korea, both with each other and with African partners, has resulted in some interesting security developments that has gone largely unnoticed by observers.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 06:37
U.S. aircraft and about 300 Air Force troops have begun arriving at a military base in Turkey to provide search and rescue capabilities for the fighting in Iraq and Syria.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 07:13
There have been a series of reports from a number of sources that Venezuela has finalized a deal with Russian arms manufacturers. Those reports have now shifted the total from $1 billion to around $3 billion, and expand its focus beyond SU-30MK2 (Mnogofunktzionniy Komercheskiy 2-seat) long-range multi-role fighters and various Russian helicopters to include other equipment as well.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 07:02
The leaders of the coup in Burkina Faso were from the presidential guard. So what makes officers who are meant to protect democratically elected presidents be the ones who seize power unconstitutionally?
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 06:19
Burkina Faso’s national reconciliation commission on Monday called for the dismantling of an elite military unit accused of killing demonstrators during last year’s uprising that toppled the president of nearly three decades.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 06:09
El Salvador's Armed Forces (FAES) have deployed armed Troops throughout the mass transportation system in San Salvador to protect civilians from possible attacks by the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 (M-18) gangs.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 06:32
Central America is experiencing a militarized version of the drug war, where the official position is that to prevent drugs from arriving to the U.S., a primarily military strategy be deployed in producing and transit nations.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 06:07
Gang violence is escalating in El Salvador. The country's murder rate is one of the highest in the world. Now, amid criticism, the government is debating whether it should deploy the military.