15. 04. 2014
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SOFT POWER: Pentagon’s psychological operations, State Department and USAID’s information operations intended to influence local populations

              Source: US News The United States Department of Defense used it recently in Yemen and Pakistan. The U.S. State Department is using it right now in...

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14. 04. 2014
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Lithuanian Military To Deploy New Radars to Belarus Border

              Source: Defense News The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense is planning to deploy three new radars to Lithuania’s border with Belarus to bolster the military’s air surveillance...

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14. 04. 2014
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Canada prepared for possible military mission in Syria, defence documents show

                Source: National Post Canadian defence and diplomatic officials have been quietly working on plans for possible Canadian military missions — as well as shoring up...

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14. 04. 2014
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U.S. advisers train Iraqi special forces to counter spreading Sunni offensive

            Source: World Tribune The United States has been training Iraqi special operations forces to quell the Sunni revolt.Officials said U.S. advisers were training and mentoring Iraqi SOF...

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14. 04. 2014
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The EU’s Covert Military Satellite Program

                    Source: The Trumpet The EU launched its Sentinel-1a satellite from French Guiana on April 3 as it began the rollout of its advanced fleet of Earth-monitoring...

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14. 04. 2014
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Why the Sudden Rush Into Africa? It’s the Oil

          Source: The Root Kenya, Libya Uganda and Nigeria are thousands of miles removed from that toilet of European tension known as Ukraine, but as drama unfolds in Eastern...

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13. 04. 2014
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German space research centre under espionage attack

            Source: Business Recorder Germany’s aeronautics and space research centre has for months been the target of a suspected cyber attack by a foreign intelligence service, a German news...

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13. 04. 2014
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Army explores sea-basing helos in Asia-Pacific

Source: Military Times The Army is considering certifying some of its attack helicopters to operate from ships — a mission historically conducted by the Marine Corps — as the service looks to broaden...

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12. 04. 2014
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Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

Source: PhilStar/AP The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning,...

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12. 04. 2014
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Marine Corps wants crisis response unit in Western Africa

Editor’s Note:  The increased clandestine military operations and interventions by multiple nations is difficult to quantify. Long term, West Africa will become a strategical chessboard played by many actors along with multi-regional conflicts...

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12. 04. 2014
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Top Marine in Japan: If tasked, we could retake the Senkakus from China

              Source: Stars and Stripes If the Chinese invaded the Senkaku Islands, U.S. Marines in the Pacific could recapture them, the commander of Marines in Japan said...

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12. 04. 2014
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MI6 – CIA used Diego Garcia as secret ‘black site’ prison

Source: Guardian  The government is under mounting pressure to “come clean” about the role of an overseas UK territory leased to the US and allegedly used as a secret “black site” detention centre....

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12. 04. 2014
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Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces

              Source: Reuters Armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an “act of...

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11. 04. 2014
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Marine Corps to create Middle East crisis response unit in 2015

Source: Stars and Stripes The Marine Corps will create a new land-based unit in the Middle East during fiscal 2015, designed to respond to crises in the region, including emergencies at embassies, the...

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11. 04. 2014
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China Creates Elite Anti-Terror Unit “Falcon Commando”

Source: China Topix China formally creates a police brigade, special elite unit called the “Falcon Commando,” tasked to respond to any threats of terrorism. President Xi Jinping formally presented the flag which will...

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11. 04. 2014
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The ‘gendarme’ of Africa: France’s hard lessons

Source: blouin news This week marked the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which left an estimated 800,000 people dead. For France, still coming to terms with its inaction during the conflict, the grim...

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10. 04. 2014
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UN to send 10,000 troops into Central African Republic

Source: Malta Today The 15-member United Nations (UN) Security Council has unanimously approved the creation of a peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic to try to end violence between Christians and Muslims...

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10. 04. 2014
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Inside the FBI’s Hostage and Rescue Team secret operations with JSOC

          Source: Washington Post The FBI’s transformation from a crime-fighting agency to a counterterrorism organization in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been well-documented. Less widely...

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10. 04. 2014
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U.S. military seeks ties with Mongolia as a counterweight to Russia and China

Source: Channel News Asia Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel Thursday endorsed stronger military ties with Mongolia as it seeks a US partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours Russia and China. Hagel and...

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09. 04. 2014
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Japan, U.S. must deter ‘creeping aggression’ at sea

            Source: Japan News [...] These same capabilities could be just as easily used by our friends and allies around the world to better defend their sovereignty. That...

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09. 04. 2014
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SACEUR: U.S. troops may be sent to E. Europe over Ukraine

Source: AP NATO’s top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe...

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09. 04. 2014
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Afghans ‘Thought UK Troops Worked With Taliban, Warlords, Militias’

  Source: Yahoo/Sky News The British campaign in Helmand was so riddled with contradictions that many Afghans concluded they were in league with the Taliban, according to new research. The research was paid...

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08. 04. 2014
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The other flashpoints around the globe about to boil over

                  Source: Popular Mechanics Sweden War fears have gripped Sweden. This week, the head of counterintelligence for the Swedish security service, called Säpo, accused Russia...

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08. 04. 2014
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Meet the Americans Who Put Together the Coup in Kiev

        Source: Reader Supported News Steve Weissman If the US State Department’s Victoria Nuland had not said “Fuck the EU,” few outsiders at the time would have heard of Ambassador...

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08. 04. 2014
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Syrian insurgents acquire TOW missiles

            Source: IHS Jane’s 360 Syrian insurgents have released the first videos showing them using US-made M220-series TOW heavy anti-tank weapon systems, indicating that a state sponsor is...

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06. 04. 2014
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Obama’s Redline, Erdoğan’s False Flag and the Rat Line Channel Highway into Syria

            Source: London Review of Books Seymour M. Hersh [...] The full extent of US co-operation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in assisting the rebel opposition in...

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05. 04. 2014
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Most powerful militaries in Africa

Source: Tribune.ng Numbers reflect each country’s power index, derived from a unique algorithm developed by GFP. A perfect score is a 0.0000. The lower the number, the stronger the military, and bonuses and...

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05. 04. 2014
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The secret world of Canada’s covert commandos

        Source: ctvnews The term itself, commandos, instils a sense of special forces. They are the brethren of soldiers like the British SAS and the U.S. Navy SEALs; among the toughest...

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05. 04. 2014
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Ramstein air base hub for coordinating Washington’s global drone war

        Source: Deutsche Welle  Statements made by Brandon Bryant, a former drone pilot for the US Air Force, reveal that Germany plays a greater role in the US drone war...

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