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Ex-Blackwater chief Erik Prince hired by South Sudan

Source: Pilot Online The former head of U.S. security company Blackwater USA, Erik Prince, was hired by South Sudan to help repair damaged oil facilities and boost output cut by a year of...

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03. 08. 2014
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America’s Deep State: Foreign Agents, Lobbyists, Corporations, Military-Intel

Source: John Stanton- Sri Lanka Guardian “In the period between the end of World War Two and Marshall’s meeting with Truman [May 12, 1948], the Joint Chiefs of Staff had issued no less...

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06. 07. 2014
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The future of warfare: self-healing aircraft and ‘transformer’ plane

  Source: Telegraph The experts at BAE Systems’ research and development team at Warton, Lancashire, also revealed the Survivor, a lightweight adhesive fluid built inside the aircraft, which means jets can heal themselves...

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12. 06. 2014
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Former Czech intelligence chief: “wouldn’t be surprised” at Czech and Pole mercenary claims in Ukraine

Source: Radio Prague Pro-Russian rebels operating in the far east of Ukraine have announced the capture of dozens of foreign mercenaries fighting on behalf of the government, including several Czechs and Poles. While...

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09. 06. 2014
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Somaliland: a U.K. PSC to train and equip a special force to protect oil exploration

Source: Bloomberg […] Special Force The UN is also concerned about the Somaliland government’s plan to hire Assaye Risk, a U.K.-based private security contractor, to train and equip a special force to protect oil...

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01. 06. 2014
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Israel Air Force opts for drones over attack helicopters

Source: Defense Update Israel has phased out the AH-1S Cobra helicopter gunship, in favour of using more drones, the Reuters news agency reports. The increasing reliance on unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) has evolved through the years, as...

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28. 05. 2014
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War Machine Investments For The New World Order

Source: Forbes […] Indeed, moving forward it’s pretty clear that external threats will not be limited to suicide bombings, cyber-attacks or other forms of unconventional warfare, and could originate anywhere at any time....

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14. 05. 2014
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The future soldier will be part human, part machine

          Source: CNBC Different divisions of the U.S. armed forces, as well as other government agencies such as Darpa, are all working on developing high-tech armor that will help...

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12. 05. 2014
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Indiana Armed for War: Pentagon surplus gives local police an edge

Source: Fox 59 As the American military draws down its commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan, stateside ports, armories, depots and warehouses are packed with excess military materiel and vehicles, some of them none-the-worse...

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24. 04. 2014
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The Real Winner of the Afghan War Is This Shady Military Contractor

        Source: Daily beast The State Department paid out $4 billion to rebuild Afghanistan. Some $2.5 billion of that went to a single firm with a bad, bad past. For...

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31. 03. 2014
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Night-vision contact lenses may be in your future

          Source: Military Times Here’s what you need to know: 1. What it is. Graphene is a single-atom layer of graphite. It’s the same material found in that No....

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25. 03. 2014
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Kiev decides to tame eastern Ukraine by hiring foreign mercenaries

              Source: Itar-Tass Ukrainian authorities plan to attract US private military company Greystone Limited to suppress protest moods of the mostly Russian-speaking population in the east of...

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23. 03. 2014
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Eisenhower’s military-industrial warning rings truer than ever

                    Editor’s Note: My opinion,  Edward Snowden is a CIA operative not hiding out in Russia. An open CIA- NSA intelligence war: CIA- HUMINT...

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19. 03. 2014
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DARPA’s Newest X-Plane Concepts Are All Robots

          Source: IEEE Spectrum Yesterday, DARPA announced the four companies that’ll be competing to develop a new experimental aircraft that combines the efficiency of an airplane with the versatility of a...

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04. 03. 2014
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U.S paid Dyncorp millions to rebuild Liberia’s Armed Forces

Source: aljazeera […] In 2005 the United States and the Liberian government called for the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) to be rebuilt from scratch. The U.S. has spent more than $300 million on...

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28. 02. 2014
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Russian ‘Blackwater’ Takes Over Ukraine Airport

Source: Daily Beast The troops who have taken over two airports in Crimea are not Russian military, but they could be security contractors working for the Russian military, and they are there to...

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24. 02. 2014
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Google Glass for the Battlefield

Source: Wired Walking around Silicon Valley with an augmented reality display on your face makes you a glasshole. On the battlefield, though, similar technology will soon turn U.S. soldiers into a lethal cross...

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20. 02. 2014
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‘Windfalls of war': Companies with spotty records making billions off Afghanistan

Source: Fox News The United States government has paid a company based in Switzerland more than $5 billion to feed the troops in Afghanistan, and thanks to a succession of no-bid contract extensions,...

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11. 02. 2014
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LAPD scopes out Israeli surveillance drones and ‘big data’ solutions for highly militarized counterinsurgency forces

Source: Jewish Journal The LAPD-Israel bond was in large part fused by former LAPD Chief William Bratton, who made official trips to Israel to learn about the country’s advanced counter-terrorism tactics during his...

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03. 02. 2014
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War has been outsourced: U.S. military contractors directing the theater of war in Iraq

Source: WSJ Hundreds of contractors working for America’s biggest defense companies are taking on a broader role in helping Iraq’s military learn to use new weapons in a growing battle against Islamist insurgents....

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27. 01. 2014
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Algeria acquires Chinese artillery; evaluating UAVs

Source: Defence Web The Algerian military appears to have acquired self-propelled artillery from China and is evaluating Chinese unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as it continues to vastly expand its military forces. Earlier this...

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23. 01. 2014
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Ghosts of Baghdad: America’s army of contractors hasn’t gone anywhere they just work for Iraqi government

Foreign Policy Reports The Pentagon says the last of its defense contractors left Iraq in December, just weeks before portions of the increasingly violent country were conquered al-Qaeda. There’s a catch, however: While...

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21. 01. 2014
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ARF:Russia’s Weapons Research Agency Strives To Rival U.S. Counterpart

Source: Moscow times The Russian counterpart to the U.S. DARPA military research agency has outlined several promising high-end defense projects for an armed forces currently receiving a massive influx of state investment. President Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting on high-precision...

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18. 01. 2014
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U.S. SOCOM Increases Investment in Weaponized Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Source: National Defense U.S. Special Operations Command nearly tripled its investment in the C-130J aircraft fleet between 2012 and 2014. Special-mission C-130s — including MC-130 customized cargo planes and AC-130 gunships — are...

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15. 01. 2014
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RAND Corporation: Global Manipulation – Conspiracy Theory

  Source: The Intelligence.de Translated How much influence practice organizations such as the American RAND Corporation or the British Tavistock Institute on public opinion throughout the western world?Critical background questioner think that George Orwell in “1984” envisaged...

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14. 01. 2014
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Ex-Blackwater Chief pitching to run logistics for Chinese mining and energy companies in Africa.

Source: FT China is not known for its moral scruples or sensitivity when it comes to investing in dangerous countries. It may help to build schools, hospitals and railways as a quid pro...

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11. 01. 2014
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Big money behind war: the military-industrial complex

Source: Al Jazeera In January 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn the nation of what he viewed as one of its greatest threats: the military-industrial complex composed...

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08. 01. 2014
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Military Interventions are ordered by Corporates not politicians/Governments

Direct investment’ has been redefined and it is this direct directive by corporates that has forced Western political leaders to advocate military interventions of the immoral and unethical nature we see unfolding before...

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05. 01. 2014
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AFRICAP: U.S. State Department’s solicitation for Corporate Mercenaries

Editor’s Note: Peacekeeping Support is government lingo for low intensity operations to incorporate counterinsurgency operations into sovereign countries using corporate mercenaries in-line with the military. Source: FBO The U.S. Department of State, Office...

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03. 01. 2014
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Google Glass Military Ambitions: SWAT and fully unmanned military special ops team

Source: MediaPost Special operations teams handling tactical maneuvers for U.S. military and law enforcement could become the next viable industries for Google Glass. It could explain some of the acquisitions the company made...

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18. 12. 2013
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U.S. Army Wants New High-Tech Gear for Tunnel Warfare

U.S. Army Wants New High-Tech Gear for Tunnel Warfare

Source: Foreign Policy For more than a decade, the United States has targeted insurgents from the sky with increasingly advanced drones, launching air strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and other volatile countries....

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05. 11. 2013
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Armies and Police Are Being Privatized Around the World and Business Is Booming

Armies and Police Are Being Privatized Around the World and Business Is Booming

Source: Slate In a world where budgets are tight, and bottom lines daunting, it makes sense that governments around the world have to do more with less, or they just have to do...

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07. 10. 2013
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Neuro-enhancement in the military: Super Soldiers far-fetched or an inevitable future?

Neuro-enhancement in the military: Super Soldiers far-fetched or an inevitable future?

Source: Guardian About five years ago, not long after I started up my research group at Cardiff University, something rather strange happened. One morning I came down to my lab to find the...

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12. 09. 2013
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Guns amid poverty: the defence industry’s new ‘Scramble for Africa’

Guns amid poverty: the defence industry’s new ‘Scramble for Africa’

Source: World Outline In a strange parallel to the great nineteenth century’s ‘Scramble for Africa’, the world’s poorest continent is set once again to become the object of fierce Western competition. However, whereas...

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22. 08. 2013
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Full Spectrum Dominance:  Code Name for US Continual Wars

Full Spectrum Dominance: Code Name for US Continual Wars

Source: aljazeerah.info James Madison issued a warning to America in 1795 of the effects of continual war: “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because...

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19. 08. 2013
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The U.S. Defense Contractors That Benefit From Aid To Egypt

The U.S. Defense Contractors That Benefit From Aid To Egypt

Source: NPR For , Egypt has been one of the largest recipients of US foreign military aid, receiving everything from F-16s to teargas grenades. So who are the companies reaping the benefits? The...

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19. 08. 2013
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5 companies that make money by keeping Americans scared

5 companies that make money by keeping Americans scared

Source: Salon Michael Hayden, the former director of the National Security Agency, has invaded America’s television sets in recent weeks to warn about Edward Snowden’s leaks and the continuing terrorist threat to America. But what often goes unmentioned, as...

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16. 08. 2013
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Military Contractors See Climate Change|Civil Unrest as Good for Business

Military Contractors See Climate Change|Civil Unrest as Good for Business

Source: Takepart There are a million ways to make a buck these days and no one ever suggested that cashing in on real life disasters wasn’t fair game, as long as the bigger...

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08. 08. 2013
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SWAT-TEAM NATION

Source: New Yorker Only then did masked figures with guns storm the grounds, shouting, “Get on the fucking ground! Get down, get down!” (I document the basic details of what happened in my story,...

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27. 07. 2013
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Profiting off war: A look into the world of Israeli arms dealing

Profiting off war: A look into the world of Israeli arms dealing

Source: 972Mag A laboratory is a site where scientists conduct experiments under controlled conditions – a space where large-scale phenomena such as hurricanes are miniaturized and tiny objects such as microbes are magnified...

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26. 07. 2013
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U.N. mulls use of mercenaries for international interventions

U.N. mulls use of mercenaries for international interventions

Editor’s Note: UN/Mercenaries can conduct warfare activities without disclosing operations/ # targets/civilians killed to the general public. Via: Blacklisted News | StratRisks Source: UPI The United Nations is assessing private military and security companies...

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15. 07. 2013
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American Kellogg Brown & Root Services wins contract to build Deveselu anti-missile base in Romania

American Kellogg Brown & Root Services wins contract to build Deveselu anti-missile base in Romania

Source: Romania Insider American company Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc recently won the bid to build the anti-missile shield system, at Deveselu, in Romania. The USD 134 million contract was awarded by...

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07. 07. 2013
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Death by ‘security': Israel’s military machinations in Latin America

Death by ‘security': Israel’s military machinations in Latin America

Source: Al Jazeera According to a Mexican news article that surfaced in May, the Israeli military will begin training the police force in Mexico’s southeastern state of Chiapas, where the predominantly indigenous Zapatista National Liberation...

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06. 07. 2013
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DARPA Refocuses Hypersonics Research On Tactical Missions

DARPA Refocuses Hypersonics Research On Tactical Missions

Source: AW For the Pentagon’s advanced research agency, blazing a trail in hypersonics has proved problematic. Now a decade-long program to demonstrate technology for prompt global strike is being wound down, with some...

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02. 07. 2013
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Israel Defense Forces:Tomorrow’s Wars — No Longer Science Fiction

Israel Defense Forces:Tomorrow’s Wars — No Longer Science Fiction

Source: HS Today What will tomorrow’s wars look like?  What was once considered science fiction is fast becoming a reality. The characteristics of the battlefield of the future will  demand an even faster...

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18. 06. 2013
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Russian Oil Giants Set To Spearhead Sharp Rise In Private Paramilitary Armies

Russian Oil Giants Set To Spearhead Sharp Rise In Private Paramilitary Armies

Source: BI Au I’ve just written a short piece for Blouin News on the news that already-relaxed restrictions on the security forces of gas giant Gazprom and oil pipeline corporation Transneft are to be lifted,...

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24. 05. 2013
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Full Spectrum Dominance: The entire globe is a battlefield for Pentagon

Full Spectrum Dominance: The entire globe is a battlefield for Pentagon

Source: RT Forget it; the Global War on Terror (GWOT) is not becoming more “democratic” – or even transparent. US President Barack Obama now pledges to transfer the responsibility of the shadow ‘Drone Wars’ from...

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21. 05. 2013
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Killer robots instead of soldiers?

Killer robots instead of soldiers?

Source: DW Increasingly, drones and robots are being used in combat to replace soldiers in high-risk situations. Some researchers and politicians are concerned that, in future, autonomous machines may reign over life and...

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20. 05. 2013
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Russia to arm Turkey with new military arsenal

Russia to arm Turkey with new military arsenal

Source:RBTH As a NATO member, Turkey depends on the supplies of American and European weapons. Moscow has repeatedly tried to get a piece of the action and fascinate the Turkish military with its...

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18. 05. 2013
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Energy Weapons: The Next Gunpowder?

Energy Weapons: The Next Gunpowder?

Source: NDM Lasers powerful enough for use in war were once a fantastical weapons technology reserved for the sinister and unrealistically complex plots of James Bond villains. In reality, the U.S. military has...

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14. 05. 2013
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Asia Is Becoming Israel’s New Frontier

Asia Is Becoming Israel’s New Frontier

Source: Forbes When we think of Israel, we usually think of the Middle East (its neighborhood), North America (its close ally the United States) and Europe (the long history of Ashkenazi Jews). Rarely...

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30. 04. 2013
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Deutschland Bundeswehr soldiers ‘for hire as mercenaries’

Deutschland Bundeswehr soldiers ‘for hire as mercenaries’

Source: Local DE German soldiers are moonlighting illegally at private security firms while off-duty, a newspaper revealed on Monday. Working as heavily armed guards on freighters or in war-zones, some do it for...

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17. 04. 2013
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THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR

THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR

Source: Vice If you thought you knew all there was to know about the Vietnam war, you’re wrong. For example: ever heard of the “mere gook rule,” a code of conduct the US...

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17. 04. 2013
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America needs a new war or capitalism dies

America needs a new war or capitalism dies

Editor’s Note:  Are we not in a state of perpetual war / global military operations and expansion ? Source: Market Watch America needs a new war? For the economy to survive? Job market to...

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15. 04. 2013
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Pain Rays and Robot Swarms: The Radical New War Games the DOD Plays

Pain Rays and Robot Swarms: The Radical New War Games the DOD Plays

Source: Atlantic In the year 2025, a rogue state–long suspected of developing biological weapons–now seems intent on using them against U.S. allies and interests. Anticipating such an event, we have developed a secret...

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04. 03. 2013
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The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade

Source: Scrapweapons This month, SCRAP had the privilege of interviewing Andrew Feinstein; writer, campaigner and former ANC MP in South Africa from 1994-2001. Andrew has recently released his second book, The Shadow World: Inside the...

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18. 02. 2013
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Europe’s armsmakers scramble for Libya

Europe’s armsmakers scramble for Libya

Editors Notes: Scramble to destabilize countries followed by militarization. Related Articles: An All Out Race for Corporations to Raid Libya with “Fixers”, Heritage Oil wastes no time in snapping up Libyan assets, Ex-Special...

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18. 02. 2013
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Gladius “future soldier” system

Gladius “future soldier” system

Source: Gizmag The Rheinmetall Group has been awarded an €84 million (US$112 million) contract to supply a further sixty of its Gladius “future soldier” systems to the German Federal Defense Force (Bundeswehr). The...

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02. 02. 2013
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Hillary Clinton: International Order | New World Order

Hillary Clinton: International Order | New World Order

Editors Notes: No question this is right in your face off the cuff speech.  You the citizen, the debt slave do not matter because the pillars of major power are dominated by a...

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31. 01. 2013
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China building armed forces to win high intensity military operations: Hagel

China building armed forces to win high intensity military operations: Hagel

Source: Indian Express China is building and strengthening its armed forces to fight and win high-intensity regional military operations of short duration, US Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has told lawmakers. “China is...

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29. 01. 2013
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New arms race in East Asia

New arms race in East Asia

Source: JP Times The United States and its allies are in the midst of a major expansion of missile defenses in East Asia and the western Pacific. The planned network is designed to...

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23. 01. 2013
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China trying to encircle India via tech deals with neighbours: RAW

China trying to encircle India via tech deals with neighbours: RAW

Source: Times of India India should counter China’s move to build and run communication networks in its neighbourhood countries such as Nepal and Maldives, the telecom ministry and the national security establishment have...

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23. 01. 2013
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Military contracting: our new era of corporate mercenaries

Military contracting: our new era of corporate mercenaries

Source: Guardian n early 1995, Sierra Leone was on the brink of collapse. A violent civil war had ravaged the country, leaving thousands dead and countless others wounded. The insurgent rebels, infamous for...

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21. 01. 2013
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Dyncorp Mercs contracted to hunt down MANPADS

Dyncorp Mercs contracted to hunt down MANPADS

Editors Notes: Another source confirming Dyncorp mercenary operations from Libya to Syria-Source: TIME The U.S. State Dept. has contracted the security company DynCorp International to help track missing surface-to-air missiles Source: Guardian Dyncorp,...

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07. 01. 2013
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THE MARCH OF THE PRIVATE ARMIES

THE MARCH OF THE PRIVATE ARMIES

Source: Express UK IT SOUNDS like a radically modern idea. With the Royal Navy now downsized to a mere shadow of its former glory how do you protect commercial shipping, not to mention...

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02. 12. 2012
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A battleground for weapons of the future

A battleground for weapons of the future

Source: Reuters More than a week after a U.S.-Egyptian brokered ceasefire brought a fragile peace to Gaza, military analysts are busily assessing the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Their goal: Apply lessons from...

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25. 11. 2012
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Terminator war scenario no longer a joke

Terminator war scenario no longer a joke

Source: SMH THE use of drones to kill suspected terrorists is controversial, but so long as a human being decides whether to fire the missile, it is not a radical shift in how...

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20. 11. 2012
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Prince of Blackwater heads to Africa

Prince of Blackwater heads to Africa

Source: CSM Erik Prince, the man who founded Blackwater, the private military contractor that became synonymous with mercenary excess during the Iraq war, has apparently begun a bold new business venture: He’s going...

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21. 09. 2012
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Raytheon software can monitor world media 24/7

Raytheon software can monitor world media 24/7

Source: Fox News It’s amazing technology, stuff deployed operationally since 2004 by the Department of Defense for a variety of purposes, including open-source intelligence, information operations, public affairs and PsyOps. Raytheon’s BBN Broadcast...

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20. 09. 2012
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DARPA threat detection technology uses a camera to see targets, software and soldier brains to identify them

DARPA threat detection technology uses a camera to see targets, software and soldier brains to identify them

Source: Engadget DARPA aids our military in myriad ways, from designing one shot, one kill weapons to creating robotic pack mules to carry soldiers’ gear. It’s also been building tools for soldiers to...

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17. 09. 2012
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U.S. Navy Eyes Technology To Cloak Subs

U.S. Navy Eyes Technology To Cloak Subs

Source: Aviation Week The U.S. Navy is investing in research that could make its submarines even stealthier with cloaking technology that seems to come straight out of a Tom Clancy thriller or a...

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04. 09. 2012
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Australian accused of funding Saracen and Sterling Corporate Mercenaries in Somalia

Australian accused of funding Saracen and Sterling Corporate Mercenaries in Somalia

Source: ABC News […] The Somalia Monitoring Group has identified a complex web of companies, called Saracen and Sterling Corporate Services, that were hired to train and equip the largest militia group in...

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30. 07. 2012
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NASA taps prisoners to build satellite parts

NASA taps prisoners to build satellite parts

Known as Poly Picosatellite Orbital Deployers (henceforth “PPODs”), the devices are used to mount small cubesat satellites on launch vehicles. When correctly configured, the PPOD secures the tiny satellite in place through launch, then...

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20. 06. 2012
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The Future of Drone Surveillance: Swarms of Cyborg Insect Drones

The Future of Drone Surveillance: Swarms of Cyborg Insect Drones

Source: Network World Forget the roachbots and the swarm of MIT humanoid robots dancing in sync, as well as “disposable” quarter-sized kilobots which are “cheap enough to swarm in the thousands,” and think...

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06. 06. 2012
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The Incredible Next-Generation Drones That Will Rule The Skies

The Incredible Next-Generation Drones That Will Rule The Skies

Even with drones already dominating the skies, neutralizing adversaries and covertly collecting data, new research is still underway on the generation of pilotless planes to come. And the United States isn’t the only country...

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20. 05. 2012
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Iraq buys U.S. drones to protect oil

Iraq buys U.S. drones to protect oil

Source: USA Today The United States has agreed to sell unarmed surveillance drones to Iraq’s navy as part of an effort to help protect that nation’s oil exports amid growing tensions in the...

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07. 05. 2012
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Pilotless autonomous fighter jet project begins test flights over Irish Sea

Pilotless autonomous fighter jet project begins test flights over Irish Sea

BAE Systems has taken a step closer to removing pilots from fighter jets by launching the first major test flights for a new generation of intelligent drone aircraft. The defence group is assessing...

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13. 04. 2012
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Russia May Consider Establishing Private Military Companies

Russia May Consider Establishing Private Military Companies

Source: Ria Novosti   Russia may create private military companies and possibly use them for missions abroad. Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin mentioned this possibility after he delivered his report on the...

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12. 04. 2012
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U.S. Navy building a cutting-edge stealth destroyer in Maine

U.S. Navy building a cutting-edge stealth destroyer in Maine

Source: AP An enormous, expensive and technology-laden warship that some Navy leaders once tried to kill because of its cost is now viewed as an important part of the Obama administration’s Asia-Pacific strategy,...

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07. 04. 2012
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UK ‘exporting surveillance technology to repressive nations’

UK ‘exporting surveillance technology to repressive nations’

Britain is exporting surveillance technology to countries run by repressive regimes, sparking fears it is being used to track political dissidents and activists. The UK’s enthusiastic role in the burgeoning but unregulated surveillance...

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26. 03. 2012
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U.S. seeks missile-defense shields for Asia, Mideast

U.S. seeks missile-defense shields for Asia, Mideast

The United States is seeking to build regional shields against ballistic missiles in both Asia and the Middle East akin to a controversial defense system in Europe, a senior Pentagon official disclosed on...

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22. 03. 2012
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Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees)

Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees)

A team of hackers from French security firm Vupen were playing by different rules. They declined to enter Google’s contest and instead dismantled Chrome’s security to win an HP-sponsored hackathon at the same...

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21. 03. 2012
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Scientists Warn of Ethical Battle Concerning Military Mind Control

Scientists Warn of Ethical Battle Concerning Military Mind Control

Source: US News A future of brain-controlled tanks, automated attack drones and mind-reading interrogation techniques may arrive sooner than later, but advances in neuroscience that will usher in a new era of combat...

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20. 03. 2012
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Iraq bans security firms on oil fields

  Image: rlw/U.S. Navy/Arlo K. Abrahamson/UPI Source: UPI   With U.S. forces gone from Iraq, Baghdad has banned foreign security contractors, long abhorred by Iraqis, from the 12 major oil fields being developed...

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14. 03. 2012
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Jack Cafferty: Military-industrial complex has this country by the throat

Jack Cafferty: Military-industrial complex has this country by the throat

Source: Raw Story CNN commentator Jack Cafferty railed against the United States’ ongoing involvement in Afghanistan following the alleged murder of 16 Afghan civilians by a rogue U.S. soldier. “How much is enough?”...

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12. 03. 2012
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Surveillance Inc: How Western Tech Firms Are Helping Arab Dictators

Surveillance Inc: How Western Tech Firms Are Helping Arab Dictators

Do not be a fool. Western Tech Firms are spying on everyone. FYI: NYC’s Ring of Steel Part 1 and 2 IARPA wants to sweep social media and public cameras to predict future...

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11. 03. 2012
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US Military Seeks Sixth Sense Training

US Military Seeks Sixth Sense Training

Source: Innovation News Daily Ordinary soldiers have sometimes shown a battlefield sixth sense that has saved lives in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the U.S. military wants to better understand that “spidey sense” and...

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11. 03. 2012
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US to have airbases, special forces in Afghan post 2014:Senator Charles Schumer

US to have airbases, special forces in Afghan post 2014:Senator Charles Schumer

Source: Economic Times U.S. will continue to maintain air bases and special forces in Afghanistan post-2014 to ensure that the Taliban never comes back, a top American Senator said today. “There will be...

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10. 03. 2012
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NGOs: Missionaries of Empire

NGOs: Missionaries of Empire

Source: Foreign Policy Journal by Devon Douglas-Bowers Non-governmental organizations are an increasingly important part of the 21st century international landscape performing a variety of humanitarian tasks pertaining inter alia to issues of poverty,...

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08. 03. 2012
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Sweden’s ‘secret’ Saudi arms plant

Sweden’s ‘secret’ Saudi arms plant

Sweden has been secretly helping Saudi Arabia plan the construction of an arms factory to produce anti-tank missiles, the Swedish national broadcaster has reported. The Swedish Defence Research Agency (known by its Swedish...

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08. 03. 2012
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Iran says Arabs putting mercenaries into Syria

Iran says Arabs putting mercenaries into Syria

Arab countries are sending mercenaries to Syria to thwart any chance of a negotiated settlement to end President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on a year-long uprising against his rule, Iran’s ambassador to France said...

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08. 03. 2012
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Controversial security company paid $2.4 million to train Canadian troops

Controversial security company paid $2.4 million to train Canadian troops

Source: Vancouver Sun   An American private security firm whose employees have been implicated in the killing of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan was paid nearly $2.4 million to train Canadian soldiers last...

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08. 03. 2012
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Hundreds of banks help finance nuclear weapons, report says

Hundreds of banks help finance nuclear weapons, report says

The banks are playing both sides of the court. Making money whether or not there is a winner. There are no winners in a war but the banks. Why do you think there...

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08. 03. 2012
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US ‘offered Israel new arms to delay Iran attack’

US ‘offered Israel new arms to delay Iran attack’

Source: AFP   The United States offered Israel advanced weaponry in return for it committing not to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities this year, Israeli daily Maariv reported on Thursday. Citing unnamed Western diplomats...

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06. 03. 2012
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Netanyahu asked Panetta to approve sale of bunker-busting bombs, U.S. official says

Netanyahu asked Panetta to approve sale of bunker-busting bombs, U.S. official says

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested the United States approve the sale of advanced refueling aircraft as well as GBU-28 bunker-piercing bombs to Israel during a recent meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, a...

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05. 03. 2012
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Darpa’s Robotic Cheetah Sets Racing Record

Darpa’s Robotic Cheetah Sets Racing Record

Source: Wired

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04. 03. 2012
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The Vortex Gun Coming Soon To a Protest Near You

The Vortex Gun Coming Soon To a Protest Near You

Source: Slashdot   An anonymous reader writes “Vortex technology has been used in everything from rocket-powered fire extinguishers to Nerf guns, but neither of those things are capable of giving the beat-down to...

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04. 03. 2012
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Somalis want Saracen South Africa linked mercenary group out

Somalis want Saracen South Africa linked mercenary group out

Source: Somaliland Sun Hundreds of former South African reconnaissance soldiers (“reccies”) continue to serve as soldiers of fortune in a number of foreign dirty wars despite it being illegal under South African law,...

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03. 03. 2012
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The Pentagon’s Hub in Central America

The Pentagon’s Hub in Central America

Source: Honduras Weekly   Despite persistent reports of serious corruption and human rights abuses by the Honduran army and police, the Pentagon increased its contract spending in Honduras to US$53.8 million in Fiscal...

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01. 03. 2012
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Qatar crosses the Syrian Rubicon: £63m to buy weapons for the rebels

Qatar crosses the Syrian Rubicon: £63m to buy weapons for the rebels

On Monday, Qatar’s prime minister declared his state’s intent to start helping the Syrian opposition “by all means”, including giving them weapons. Two days later, anti-Assad officials received an offer of a $100m...

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