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Russian Blackwater: Moscow PMCs will be licensed and controlled by the FSB

On July 26, 2014 by stratagem

Source: moskprf.ru The Russian government is working on a plan for the establishment of private security forces. It is assumed that these non-state actors will be involved in politically sensitive situations  Russian lawmakers and military...

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Lebanon Deploys Troops to Halt Syrian Jihadist Spillover

On July 26, 2014 by stratagem

Source: VOA Lebanese security forces say a tip from U.S. intelligence agencies enabled them to pre-empt an assault planned by Syrian jihadists on predominantly Shi’ite Muslim villages in the Bekaa Valley. The intelligence...

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Dutch Defense Sends Special Forces of Korps Commandotroepen to Eastern Ukraine

On July 25, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Dutch News | Telegraaf The Netherlands is poised to send its most elite soldiers to secure the crash site of Malaysian Airways MH17, the Telegraaf reports on Friday. The paper says all...

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How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea

On July 24, 2014 by stratagem

Source: The Week Every year, the U.S. and South Korea team up for one of the world’s largest military exercises. Thousands of troops backed by fighter aircraft, strategic bombers, and Navy warships plan...

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Foreign Fighters Join Kiev’s Azov Battalion To Fight Pro-Russian Separatists

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Ilgiornale Translated by Yandex BLACK MEN The civil war in Ukraine more and more bloody and forgotten group in the first line of a department of the faithful in Kiev, which joined the...

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Analysis: Gaza’s treacherous dunes – tunnel warfare

On July 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: I24 News [...] Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, along with the rest of the small and renegade groups inspired by Al-Qaida, have lost over 100 militants since the ground assault began and...

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Hamas readies for Israeli ground offensive with tunnels, traps

On July 9, 2014 by stratagem
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  Source: Al Monitor Al-Monitor reported in February that Hamas had obtained a small number of anti-aircraft missiles, and it has observed in recent days that the majority of Israeli planes in Gazan airspace have...

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Dutch Special Forces, HUMINT and ELINT in Mali tackle changing threat

On July 9, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters Dutch troops have joined a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali to meet a growing security threat from the region to the Netherlands, and Europe as a whole that “softer” approaches can...

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Private military companies to be in Russian reserve force in case of mobilization

On July 6, 2014 by stratagem
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Source:Voice of Russia The Russian Defense Ministry will take under control Russian private military companies (PMC) and will be able to use them in the event of imposing a state of emergency in...

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UK military’s secret plan to train Syrian rebels to topple Bashar al-Assad

On July 4, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Guardian The British military drew up a secret plan two years ago to train a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel force aimed at toppling president Bashar al-Assad. The plan was the brainchild of General Sir David...

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30,000 Saudi troops deployed to Iraq border

On July 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Al Jazeera Saudi Arabia has sent 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers withdrew from the area, Al Arabiya television says. The country aims to guard its 800km border with Iraq,...

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U.S. discloses secret Somalia military presence, up to 120 troops

On July 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters U.S. military advisors have secretly operated in Somalia since around 2007 and Washington plans to deepen its security assistance to help the country fend off threats by Islamist militant group al...

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U.S. and Columbia Based Coal Mines ‘funded Colombia paramilitaries’

On June 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IOL The Hague – A Dutch non-governmental group on Monday accused two coal mining companies in Colombia’s restive northeast of having sponsored paramilitary groups to protect their business interests. “Between 1996 and...

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Baghdad must accept Kirkuk is now part of Kurdistan—KRG official

On June 29, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Aawsat London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The federal government in Baghdad must now accept that Kirkuk is a part of the autonomous Kurdistan region, a senior Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) official has said, echoing earlier comments by...

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Russian Military Advisers Ready Iraq to Use New Sukhoi Combat Aircraft

On June 29, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Business Week Russian military advisers helped to prepare Iraq’s air force to use five newly delivered combat planes in its campaign to recapture areas of the country’s north that fell to an...

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Saudi Arabia on Highest Alert as ISIS Terrorists Near Border

On June 28, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IB Times Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has ordered “all necessary measures” to be implemented to protect his country from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) as the group reaches...

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Norway Wants NATO To Prepare For An Arctic Showdown

On June 26, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Business Insider Australia Even Norway, ensconced in the most developed corner of the world, is worried about conflict with the Russians. Today, Stephen Saideman, a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa and a leading...

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