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The wars that really are about the oil

On August 30, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Spectator UK Excerpt: Americans who hope that ‘energy independence’ can reduce US involvement in the Middle East similarly fail to understand the post-Cold War strategy of their own country. Thanks to the...

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“Night Stalkers” Special Operations Aviation Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank Military Excercise

On August 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: TwinCities The Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment has a saying — “Night Stalkers Don’t Quit.” It apparently doesn’t always let people sleep, either. The airborne unit’s Black Hawk helicopters arrived without warning Monday night,...

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The Rise of Private Military Companies (Part 2/2)

On August 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Fair Observer The changing climate of warfare, growing instability and increased globalization have created a market for PMC services. [Read part one here.] The role of private military companies (PMC) ranges from security to training...

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Elite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in attempt to rescue James Foley

On August 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Guardian Elite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in a risky and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to free James Foley ahead of his slaying by Islamic State (Isis). Confirmation of the failed night-time raid, which took place...

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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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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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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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Russian Arctic island to serve as base for military transport planes

On August 11, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Russia and India Report A Russian Arctic aerodrome will be upgraded to receive Ilyushin Il-76 heavy military transport planes, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, Col.-General Viktor Bondarev said on Monday. Plans...

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Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of invasion pretext

On August 11, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion. With Ukraine...

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Former U.S. Marine in Afghanistan feared commander collaborated with Taliban

On August 10, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ny daily news Michael Golembesky, after making the long, strange trip from hippie pacifist to “9/11 Marine,” went to war in Afghanistan. He returned unsure whether his superiors ever really wanted to win....

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Egypt operates secret prisons for suspected militants

On August 10, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: I am going out on a limb. I am starting to think the Arab Spring in Cairo, Egypt was a covert Egyptian military intelligence operation to expose, identify and round up enemies of the...

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SAS deployed in Iraq: British special forces sent to hunt down Islamist militants

On August 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Daily Mirror British special forces teams have deployed to Iraq to help rescue tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the murderous onslaught of Islamic State fighters. Crack SAS and Special Boat Service operators are...

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U.S. Plans To Train, Arm Ukraine National Guard In 2015

On August 1, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Huffington Post The Obama administration has notified Congress of its plans to train and arm the Ukrainian national guard next year, the Pentagon said on Friday, as Washington continues to intensify its...

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The Xingjiangistan Connection

On July 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Foreign Policy hen the Pakistani army launched its campaign in the militant-riddled tribal region North Waziristan in June, it was tempting to attribute the operation to U.S. pressure. For many years, Washington...

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Army Ranger Wing of the Republic of Ireland Military Forces

On July 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: State of Guns The purity of our hearts, the strength of our limbs and the commitment to our promise. This is the motto of the Army Ranger Wing and it is inscribed on their flag....

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U.S. military needs better technologies for subterranean operations

On July 27, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Defense Update Tunnels warfare is not new, in fact it has been part of military history since ancient times, through the 20th century. but has been abandoned by modern military with the...

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Israeli Special Forces Maglan Unit (Unit 212) operating behind enemy lines and deep in Hamas territory

On July 26, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Hamas Guerrilla Units are no match to Maglan Units technologies and heavy weapons Source: Jerusalem Post Operating behind enemy lines, unit has destroyed series of high-quality Hamas targets; Source: Hamas cells...

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