Ministry of Defense

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Dec 19 '14 11:40

About 1,250 (former) employees of defense have reported at a special reporting point for people who worked with the carcinogenic chromium paint. More than 350 of them have medical problems ranging from fatigue and high blood pressure to various forms of cancer.

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Dec 15 '14 09:38

The Ministry of Defense will give more clarity regarding its plans with the JSF fighter aircraft that the government is considering to purchase this week. But it is already clear that the Netherlands will not be able to perform many external security missions with the 37 fighter jets in the coming years.

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Nov 26 '14 10:31

The three Dutch soldiers who were recalled from Afghanistan on suspicion of "a possible offense" by Defense last August, are guilty of "embezzlement in association". This was confirmed by the Public Prosecutor in Arnhem.

Nov 21 '14 21:49

The Minister of Finance, Jeroen Dijsselbloem (PvdA), revealed today during his address to the Senate that the investigation into the disappearance of MH17, conducted by JIT (Joined Investigation Team), has cost the government a total of thirty six million Euros to date.

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Nov 12 '14 10:51

Some of the former employees of Defense who worked with the carcinogenic chromium paint CARC will receive financial compensatio

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Nov 4 '14 09:57

According to the ChristenUnie, the families of soldiers on mission must get more support. Soldiers must also not be deployed for longer than three months. This an help guarantee a better family life for them.

Oct 31 '14 09:56

More than 20 native Dutch men have tried to join the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria in recent months. They approached the Federation Kurds in the Netherlands (Fedkom) to make contact with military leaders.

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Oct 31 '14 07:51

On Thursday the Ministry of Defense released over 500 documents relating to the issues surrounding chrome paint.

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Oct 24 '14 07:46

The Ministry of Defense announced a social media alarm after several Dutch soldiers were threatened on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Oct 21 '14 13:42

Eindhoven Airport is expanding step by step so that the airport will have 25 thousand extra flights by the year 2020.

Oct 15 '14 13:09

Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and State Secretary Teeven (Security) do not think it is necessary for a separate asylum system for interpreters who have done work for Defense.

Oct 15 '14 11:32

On Tuesday, October 14th, the police raided 20 addresses in Gelderland. This was done in connection with an investigation into money laundering. 275 police officers took part in the raids. Thus far four people have been arrested.

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Oct 14 '14 16:12

A list in the possession of the National Security Center (NCSC) shows that 1.3 million email addresses that end in .nl were among the 1.2 billion log in details that were hacked this past summer. Email addresses of the Ministry of Defense also appear on the list.

Oct 13 '14 10:00

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed that the Ukrainian disaster relief will start searching for any remaining personal belongings and remains of passengers of flight MH17 today.

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Oct 10 '14 14:38

The police are investigating the threat on a soldier in training in Boxtel on September 26th.

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Oct 10 '14 10:10

A radicalized former soldier has approached his former colleagues at the F-16 base Volkel to join the jihad.

Oct 8 '14 18:57

The Netherlands are definitely part of the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) now that the first bombs have been dropped.

Four Dutch F-16's carried out missions yesterday. During the second action two F-16's dropped three bombs on ISIS armoured vehicles that were attacking Kurdish fighters in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk, close to the Turkish-Syrian border. The armoured vehicles were destroyed and an unknown number of ISIS-combatants were probably killed, according to the Ministry of Defense.

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Oct 7 '14 15:16

Two Dutch F-16 fighter aircraft today dropped the first Dutch bombs on targets of the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq today.

Oct 7 '14 14:07

Three people were arrested on Monday in an investigation into money laundering in the Central Netherlands region. This was done in collaboration with Defense and Customs.

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Oct 1 '14 09:44

The Ministry of Defense has constructed a very thorough National Training Center in the forests of Vught. The terrain at the Van Brederode Barracks is fully equipped with visual aids to help train aid workers, police and Defense for threatening situations with as much realism as possible, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Sep 29 '14 09:26

An reserve officer of the Netherlands military intelligence service reportedly spread confidential material to his civilian employer, ICT company Ordina, from Uruzgan province in Afghanistan in 2009. Television program Zembla reports this on the basis of e-mails obtained.

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Sep 25 '14 11:46

The Netherlands Ministry of Defense has advised soldiers not to take public transport while in uniform. This warning comes after Netherlands intelligence services discovered a video in which a Dutch jihadi calls for a "heavy act" to be performed against the Dutch government.

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Sep 17 '14 09:30

Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of Defense warns Parliament that the modernization of some of the Ministry's military helicopters will be more expensive than previously thought, Elsevier reports.

Aug 25 '14 15:05

Residents in the Zuid-Holland province reported being startled by a loud blast Monday morning that turned out to be a sonic boom. The sound has been traced to an F16 fighter jet, which at 11 a.m. flew through the sound barrier.

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