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Germany, Djibouti discuss military co-operation

Source: Sabahi German and Djiboutian government officials met Monday (October 20th) to discuss bilateral military co-operation, the Djiboutian Information Agency reported. Germany’s State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Ralf Brauksiepe met with...

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Tiny Qatar Plays Outsize Role in US War Strategy

Source: Black Press USA Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. The contrast in...

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Brazilians in Russia Evaluating Air Defense System

Source: Brazzilmag The Ministry of Defense sent to Russia last week a group of nine officials from the Navy, the Army and the Air Force for the evaluation of the Pantsir-S1 air defense...

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Israel is slowly becoming a linchpin of the region’s energy supplies

  Source: Foreign Policy Israel has found another nearby customer for its abundant offshore supply of natural gas, a sign that the region’s endless turmoil has not derailed energy development, even if Israel’s...

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United States planned to gain control over Crimea to clean out the Russian Black Sea fleet

Source: Dialog UA Translated: The idea that the United States through the events of the Ukrainian Maidan planned to gain control over the Crimea and to remove therefrom Russian Black Sea Fleet, expressed...

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Slovak Gas Pipeline Offers New Reverse Supply Route for Ukraine

Source: Moscow Times Slovakia on Tuesday opened a pipeline capable of delivering natural gas from the European Union to Ukraine, marking a major step in the bloc’s efforts to aid the country in its escalating dispute with Russia. Opening up so-called reverse gas...

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U.S. military dependence on Russian rocket engines raises security concerns

Source: Washington Times The rising tensions with Russia over its aggression in Ukraine is creating national security concerns inside the Pentagon, where the military’s largest satellite program is reliant on a rocket engine produced by Moscow. The Air Force said it...

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Afghanistan’s economy is on the verge of a collapse

Source: Times of Oman Power vacuum looms over Afghanistan as UN delays the date for announcing the result of presidential elections to mid-September despite Karzai’s plans to leave office next week. Afghan President...

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Analyst: ‘Pakistan’s military seeking to destabilize government’

Source: DW Pakistani security forces have secured the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building on September 1 and temporarily took the...

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The wars that really are about the oil

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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Nato Building 10,000-Strong Force to Counter Russia over Ukraine

Source: Yahoo Nato is reportedly putting together a 10,000-strong force drawn from at least seven countries amid the escalating tensions over Russia and Ukraine. The report comes a day after Ukraine sought to...

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China Devouring Raw Materials: To Spend $300m on 17,000 Acre Ugandan Farm

Source: Frontiers/WSJ China’s Sichuan provincial department of agriculture plans to invest up to $300 million to boost production of several agricultural commodities in Uganda, officials said Wednesday. Sichuan plans to open up a...

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When France Wants To Get Rid Of The US Dollar, You Know You Have A Problem

Source: western journalism The largest bank in France, BNP Paribas, was just hit with a $9 billion fine and a penalty of not being able to transact in U.S. dollars for one year. This action was...

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China vs US – superpower standoff in Africa

Source: New Zealand herald As Muammar Gaddafi’s regime began to unravel in 2011, amid chaotic fighting between Libya’s military and rebels, foreign nations rushed to withdraw their citizens. The rescued included about 35,000...

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China working to dominate sea routes as US loses interest

Source: Gulf News The oceans will be the world’s 21st century battlefields as new and old economic powers will struggle to dominate the maritime trade routes along which 90 per cent of global...

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Dempsey Favors Building Vietnamese Naval Capabilities

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

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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