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Obama secretly widens Afghan role

Source: Star Tribune   U.S. troops, jets, bombers and drones committed for more combat missions. President Obama signed a secret order in recent weeks authorizing a more expansive mission for the military in...

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Pentagon Satellites to Persistently Stare at Targets in 10 Years

Source: Defense Tech Over the next decade, the Pentagon plans to launch satellites that offer a revolutionary leap in surveillance technology by persistently staring at targets from space for long periods of time,...

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Private Military Contractors Hired to Move Guns and Gold Out of Ferguson

Source: Vice News Business owners in the St. Louis, Missouri area have hired private military contractors to transport guns and gold, fearing their shops will be targeted by looters if a grand jury...

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CHINA’S String of Pearls Strategy: Why is the U.S. AFRAID and how does it affect us?

Source: Malaysia Chronicle Modernising the military is one of China’s four pillars in its modernisation drive which includes education, industry and infrastructure, military and agriculture. China’s largest strategic concern – regime survival and...

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Dutch bring 120 tonnes of gold back to Amsterdam from New York

Source: Dutchnews.nl The Dutch central bank has secretly brought a large part of the national gold reserves being held in a secure depot in New York back to Amsterdam. In total, 120 tonnes...

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US agencies using more undercover operations

Source: Times of India/NYT The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors...

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Iran: All Set To Dominate Middle East

Source: KP The Middle East is currently the arena for a cross-border sectarian war. The weakening or collapse of repressive regimes has unleashed a fierce war for succession between rival populations, with Shia...

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Chinese troops training Pakistani soldiers along the Indian Border

Source: Nation  In a startling claim, the Border Security Force (BSF) has claimed that the Chinese troops are training the Pakistani forces in Azad Kashmir, and has issued a report to National Security...

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Egypt warplanes bombing Libyan militias

Source: Washington Post Egypt deepened its involvement in the fight against Islamist militias that have taken over key parts of Libya, with officials saying Wednesday that Egyptian warplanes have bombed militia positions in...

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Chinese subs challenge India’s control over sea routes

Source: Times of India China has said that submarines docking in Colombo are routine calls and are for refueling in anti-piracy missions in Gulf of Aden. But this is ridiculous. As the ultimate...

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Afghan End Game: Chinese Security Imperative and Implications for India

Source: international policy digest The Uyghur Predicament in Xinjiang Of all the major non-Han ethnic groups including Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks and Tajiks, the Uyghurs in Xinjiang are one of the most important ethnic groups...

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Germany, Djibouti discuss military co-operation

Source: Sabahi German and Djiboutian government officials met Monday (October 20th) to discuss bilateral military co-operation, the Djiboutian Information Agency reported. Germany’s State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Ralf Brauksiepe met with...

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Norwegian Space Centre: A small agency with a giant reach

Source: The Foreigner Norway  More than 150 orbiting satellites today contain Norwegian technology. Space-related products and services make up a significant business sector in Norway, with some 40 some companies having together a...

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Tiny Qatar Plays Outsize Role in US War Strategy

Source: Black Press USA Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. The contrast in...

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Al-Qaeda’s Open Threat to Oil Shipments to India and West

Source: TNIE After its near successful hijack bid of PNS Zulfiqar- a missile-equipped warship of Pakistan at Karachi dockyard last month, terrorist outfit al-Qaeda, in the latest issue of its online propaganda magazine,...

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China: WWIII will erupt over Global Sea Spaces

Source: Global Times As the Ukrainian crisis deepens, international observers have become more and more concerned about a direct military clash between the US and Russia. Once an armed rivalry erupts, it is...

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Mali: The Forgotten Uranium War

Source: Yahoo News Excerpt: French interests in SahelFrench support for the MNLA is not surprising, at least not geopolitically. France wants Niger protected from the insurgencies sweeping across the Sahel region, and it...

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