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China railway link to Iran signed in Dushanbe

On December 13, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Want China Times A document on a regional railway designed to link China with Iran via Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, was signed, Tajikistan’s Ministry of Transport said on Wednesday. The railways connection...

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Marines’ alliance with Georgians holds clues to future missions

On December 13, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Marine Times More than 2,000 Marines and other U.S. personnel have deployed to the Eastern European nation of Georgia in the last five years as part of a program that trained and...

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AFRICOM: Chad to Host Flintlock 2015

On December 12, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: AFRICOM Chad announced it will host the Flintlock 2015 exercise, U.S. Africa Command’s premier Special Operations Forces exercise, which will kick off Feb. 16, 2015 in the capital N’Djamena with outstations in...

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Dutch sell armored vehicles to Estonia

On December 12, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: UPI The Netherlands has sold Estonia nearly four dozen CV90 armored infantry fighting vehicles it is retiring because of military downsizing. The deal for 44 of the vehicles, made by BAE Systems...

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Hundreds Of British Troops To Be Sent To Iraq

On December 12, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Sky News Hundreds of British soldiers are to be sent to Iraq to help the fight against Islamic State, Sky News understands. The soldiers – expected to number a few hundred –...

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Proxy War: Chechen “Death” battalion Fight Alongside East Ukraine Rebels

On December 10, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note:  West/NATO is training. Russia is war-fighting. Not seeing a difference in terms of waging war. West/NATO closing the gap to the Russian border, Russia creating a defensive buffer zone in Eastern...

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U.S. needs longer-range, stealthy drones : think tank

On December 9, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Yahoo News/Reuters Think Tank: CSBA The U.S. military should invest more in longer-range, stealthy weapons, and especially unmanned vehicles, to leverage current advantages and stay ahead of rapid advances by China, Russia...

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U.S. Army intelligence looking to combat future enemies in Mega-Cities

On December 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Sierra Vista Herald  Maj. Gen. Robert P. Ashley said the new Army Operating Concept is “a very good job of laying out what the (future) operational environment is going to look like.”And while today’s...

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Russia’s FSB Intelligence Tactics In Ukraine, Nearby Countries Reminiscent Of Cold War Era

On December 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IBT Russia‘s Federal Security Service is drawing comparisons to the Soviet Era as the crisis inUkraine continues. Previous reports indicate that Russia‘s intelligence operations is widely perceived as the blueprint the Kremlin uses for...

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Israel pushing EU to invest in pipeline through Cyprus

On December 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ekathimerini Israel is lobbying the European Union to decide next week on investing in a pipeline from its Mediterranean gas fields to Cyprus that would provide a new alternative to Russian energy supplies....

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Japan’s forces going amphibious

On December 5, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Stars and Stripes Japan plans to buy 52 amphibious vehicles through 2018 but hasn’t yet decided on a model, a Defense Ministry official said Monday. Japan is working on assembling a Marines-like...

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Report: China will have more warships than the U.S. by 2020

On December 5, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Washington Post By 2020, the Chinese navy will have more military vessels than its American counterpart, predicts a U.S. congressional commission on China. An annual reportpresented to Congress by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission...

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UK to establish £6m permanent Mid East military base

On December 5, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: BBC The UK is to establish its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971. A deal signed in Bahrain this weekend will...

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Is NASA’s WB-57 research plane making maps for AFRICOM commando raids?

On December 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: War is Boring Digital Globe satellite imagery of the U.S. military base at Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti, dated Sept. 20, depicts NASA’s WB-57 high-altitude aircraft on the recently-expanded auxiliary operations apron. The...

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U.S.-China: “Battle for Africa” comes to the fore in Angola

On December 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: The Worldfolio The U.S. government and American companies are eager to make up the ground lost to China in Africa during recent years. Angola has become a key battleground in this struggle...

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U.S. Army rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region will include Japan, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, South Korea and Malayasia

On December 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Army Times Excerpt: The experience, which came during a jungle survival class, was just one of many memorable moments during the Army’s very first Pacific Pathway, which deploys soldiers for two or...

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Taiwan develops new missiles to counter China’s threat

On December 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Western Australian  Taiwan arms developers said Tuesday that new surface-to-air missiles would defend its airspace for “up to 20 years” as it aims to update weaponry to counter a perceived military threat...

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