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NATO build-up:Pentagon Deploys Fighter Jets to Bulgaria

On August 18, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Military.com The Pentagon is sending a dozen fighter planes and nearly 200 personnel to Bulgaria for a training exercise as violence in Ukraine continues to claim civilian lives. The 493rd Fighter Squadron out of...

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Elite CIA Special Forces Unit Hunt Islamic State ‘Caliph’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

On August 18, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IBT An elite US special force unit has been tasked with hunting down the elusive “Caliph” of the Islamic State terror group that continues to cause mayhem across northern Iraq and Syria....

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NATO: We Need to Be Ready for Armed military personnel without sovereign insignia, who create unrest, occupy government buildings, incite local populations, train and provide tactical advice to separatists

On August 17, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Not if, but when unrest spreads across the streets of America, will the Washington Elites and Pentagon echelon move forward with military operations against “Armed military personnel without sovereign insignia, who create...

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Israel’s nuclear strategy – a larger role for submarine-basing

On August 17, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Jerusalem Post Although Israel’s current security emphases following Operation Protective Edge lie most plainly in counter-terrorism operations, this should not obscure the Jewish State’s overriding obligation to deter WMD attacks by enemy...

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Dempsey Favors Building Vietnamese Naval Capabilities

On August 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Vietnam’s weapons embargo will be lifted by the United States in preparation to use Vietnam as an ally to contain China’s encroachment into the South China Sea. Source: Department of Defense...

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US to supply more weapons to Lebanese military over Isis

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: The Guardian The United States will soon deliver additional weaponry to help bolster the Lebanese military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from the civil war in...

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600 U.S.-based soldiers will deploy to Europe

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Army Times About 600 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will rotate into Europe in October as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas,...

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Ukraine’s Broke Military Is Underpaid and Undertrained

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Business Week A group of men and a few women clad in neat, matching camouflage uniforms and combat boots walk through an airport, presumably on their way to the front. As the...

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DoD submits Guam military buildup plan to Congress

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Marine Corp Times The Department of Defense has submitted the military buildup master plan, which the U.S. Senate required to lift the freeze on tens to hundreds of millions of dollars worth...

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Colombia heightens military presence to secure eastern war zone

On August 13, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Resource Wars: Oil pipelines and mining operations Source: Columbia Reports The Colombian government is bolstering its military presence in eastern Colombia after months of escalating hostilities and rebel attacks, including Tuesday’s bombing of a major oil pipeline, according to official...

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U.S. Special Forces and British SAS land on Iraq’s Mt Sinjar

On August 13, 2014 by stratagem
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  Editor’s Note:Mt Sinjar is a strategic geographic location for NATO special operational forces to conduct ISR missions of ISIS and evacuate civilians. I am still no sure how bad the situation is...

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Russia plans to modernise paratrooper unit

On August 12, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Russia and India Report A new role for Airborne Troops The mission statement for Airborne Troops is completely different to that of the Marine Corps. The Russian troops are focused on sabotage...

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U.S. Army Provides Intelligence Systems to Afghanistan

On August 12, 2014 by stratagem
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p Source: Signal Online The Army program executive officer-intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors (PEO-IEW&S) office also is providing the Wolfhound man-portable signals intelligence system to the Afghan National Army (ANA). The 201st ANA...

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Oil a key motive for U.S. air strikes in Iraq

On August 12, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: SF Gate This week’s U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq are being accompanied with an undertow of “it’s all about oil” talk. Take for example, Columbia School of Journalism Dean Steve Coll’s observation...

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130 Marines and special operations forces sent to Irbil in Kurdish-controlled territory

On August 12, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Military Times The military has sent 130 advisers to northern Iraq to plan for the evacuation of refugees under siege by Islamic militants, according to a senior Defense Department official. The Marines...

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Marines to load new prepositioning weapons into Norway caves

On August 12, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Marine Corp Times Climate-controlled caves in Norway will house a new stock of Marine military gear and vehicles in August, and Marines will return unusable equipment to the U.S. The caves are...

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Germany Is Building a European Army Before Your Eyes

On August 11, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: The Trumpet The Dutch army is made up of three brigades, plus support staff and Special Forces. On June 12, one of those brigades, the 11th Airmobile, officially joined the German army. This was the...

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