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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