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Afghan president orders military review

Source: Military Times President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan’s defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor. The move appears...

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Egypt eyes Cyprus’ untapped natural gas riches

Source: Al Arabiya Cyprus and energy-starved Egypt agreed Tuesday to speed up procedures on the prospect of exporting natural gas from the Mediterranean island to the North African country, officials said. Egyptian Oil...

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RAW: India’s External Intelligence Agency

Source: Council on Foreign Relations Excerpt: RAW’s Role in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka RAW played a significant role in the formation of Bangladesh along with the Indian army and other Indian security...

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Syrian rebels, increasingly desperate, turn to tunnel warfare

Source: LA Times For three days, Syrian rebels dug through a wall of a library that housed a trove of historical religious texts, and underneath an adjacent road. When they were done with...

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China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip

Source:Reuters Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading...

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PLA set up ‘PRISM’ monitoring in HK: Kanwa

Source: China Post The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has established a large-scale signals and information monitoring facility in Hong Kong similar to the U.S. PRISM monitoring program, according to the Canada-based Kanwa Information...

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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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