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June 20, 2022

Militarised approach to policing peaceful protests increasing risk of violence: UN expert

The world is bearing witness to a continued shrinking of civic space and increased human rights violations in the context of peaceful protests, as governments across the globe securitise their approach to compounding crises, a UN expert said today. “Rather than seeing peaceful protest as a democratic means of participation, too often governments resort to repression to suppress protests and silence people’s voices,” said Clément N. Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to peaceful assembly and association in a report presented to the Human Rights Council.

April 9, 2022

Building capacities, nurturing partnerships: UNPOL officers train national counterparts on crowd management

Some 35 South Sudanese police officers in Western Equatoria were trained to control crowds in a peaceful and responsible manner by their UNPOL partners from UNMISS.

Feb. 14, 2022

Kentucky Soldiers conduct riot control training in Germany

Soldiers assigned to Kentucky Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 29th Infantry Division, reacted to improvised incendiary weapons during multinational fire phobia training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Feb. 11. The training, hosted by members of the Slovenian military, involved reacting to Molotov cocktails and simulated rioting during a mission rehearsal exercise before the 1-149th Infantry Battalion’s deployment to the Balkan region. The Slovenian military familiarized the Kentucky Soldiers with tactics to respond to riots and civil unrest should they encounter such a situation while deployed.

July 22, 2021

Learning in the grey zone: how democracies can meet the authoritarian challenge

Innovation by authoritarian nations in the ‘grey zone’ is becoming one of the most serious challenges facing contemporary democracies. It has long been recognised that future conflicts might be won before any shots are fired. But knowing that is cold comfort, because authoritarian states are continually evolving their capacity to develop and deploy offensive tools in their cyber-enabled, information and hybrid warfare arsenals.

Dec. 4, 2020

CJCS Milley: Character of War in Midst of Fundamental Change

The world is in the midst of a fundamental change in the character of warfare as a variety of nations begin to field directed energy, hypersonics and autonomous systems, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Thursday. “I would argue that today [we] are in the middle of a fundamental change in the character of war,” Gen. Mark Milley said during the U.S. Naval Institute’s Defense Forum Washington conference on Thursday. “The nature of war is probably not going to change, but the character of war does change and it changes frequently.”

Dec. 16, 2019

NATO renews pledge to strengthen training on International Humanitarian Law

Last week in Geneva (9-12 December 2019), a NATO delegation attended the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, in an observer capacity. The Organization formally pledged to continue a substantive dialogue with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to identify areas where training and education provided by NATO on international humanitarian law may be further enhanced.

Sept. 26, 2019

British Royal Navy’s Second Sea Lord Visits NSWC Dahlgren Division

U.K. Royal Navy Second Sea Lord Vice Adm. Nicholas Hine and his delegation were briefed by Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) subject matter experts on programs and capabilities that included the NSWCDD Innovation Lab (I-Lab), digitalization of the U.S. Navy, high velocity tactical development, and directed energy weapons such as the high energy laser, electromagnetic railgun and hyper-velocity projectile.

Sept. 14, 2009

United States May Join NATO’s Non-Lethal Weapons Defence Against Terrorism Initiative

QUANTICO, Va. – International Security Assistance Force, the NATO command in Afghanistan, is looking to increase its non-lethal capabilities. In response to a direct ISAF request for non-lethal

Sept. 14, 2009

NATO Begins Non-Lethal Weapons Capabilities-Based Assessment

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – For the past decade, NATO has recognized the importance of non-lethal capabilities and has taken steps to outfit NATO troops with escalation-of-force options. NATO's latest

Aug. 27, 2009

Non-Lethal Weapons Capabilties Highlighted During Exercise

STUTTGART, Germany – Personnel from U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command demonstrated the growing importance and capabilities of non-lethal weapons (NLW) during a two-day conference and

March 24, 2009

Soldiers Deploying for Kosovo Receive Non-Lethal Weapons Training

HOHENFELS, Germany – Non-lethal weapons (NLWs) play an important role in military peacekeeping missions across the world. In Kosovo, a country striving to overcome ethnic hostilities, U.S. military

Feb. 9, 2009

Marine Forces Europe instructors sharpen incoming Kosovo Forces soldier's non-lethal weapons skills

HOHENFELS, Germany – Three instructors from Marine Forces Europe (MFE) lent their non-lethal weapons skills to soldiers from the California National Guard during a five-day training evolution here.The

Dec. 22, 2008

Peacekeeping Training Focuses Less on Combat, More on Control, Compliance

BUTLERVILLE, Ind. – Soldiers who deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan must be trained to engage in combat using the latest in lethal-weapons technology. But for soldiers preparing to deploy on a

Dec. 10, 2008

NATO Honors Non-Lethal Weapons Study

BUCHAREST, Romania – A study on the effectiveness of non-lethal weapons recently received a prestigious NATO award.The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO’s) Research and Technology

July 17, 2007

Multinational ground forces focus on coalition operations

SHIROKYI LAN TRAINING RANGE, Ukraine – More than 300 U.S. Marines, soldiers and sailors arrived here July 6 to participate in the multinational maritime exercise Sea Breeze 07.The exercise is in its