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The Xingjiangistan Connection

On July 30, 2014 by stratagem

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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Lebanon Deploys Troops to Halt Syrian Jihadist Spillover

On July 26, 2014 by stratagem
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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 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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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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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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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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Secretive Swiss vaults may hold missing link in platinum price equation

On June 25, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters Underground vaults next to a Swiss farming village may reveal one reason for the platinum market’s indifference to its biggest ever supply shock. Most analysts and market players expected steep price...

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Predicting crime, LAPD’s Geographic Policing Divisions

On June 25, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Guardian The Los Angeles Police Department, like many urban police forces today, is both heavily armed and thoroughly computerised. The Real-Time Analysis and Critical Response Division in downtown LA is its central processor. Rows...

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Dutch and German Troops prepare for new mission in Afghanistan

On June 23, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: volkskrant.nl Netherlands and other Western countries are preparing a new military mission in Afghanistan to prevent the country like Iraq from falling prey to Islamic extremists. The government is considering sending about Hundred soldiers...

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Transneft sets up pipeline security unit after blast in Ukraine

On June 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: UPI Russian pipeline company Transneft said Friday it set up a special entity to deal with security for its pipeline infrastructure. Transneft said it will set up 13 separate branches of the security division...

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Somaliland: a U.K. PSC to train and equip a special force to protect oil exploration

On June 9, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Bloomberg [...] Special Force The UN is also concerned about the Somaliland government’s plan to hire Assaye Risk, a U.K.-based private security contractor, to train and equip a special force to protect oil...

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U.S. Asks Allies for Counterterrorism Force in Afghanistan

On June 4, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: WSJ The U.S. has asked its allies to contribute commando forces to the counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. military official said Wednesday. President Barack Obama announced last week plans to keep a U.S....

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Brazil builds nuclear submarine to patrol offshore oil

On June 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Yahoo | AFP Brazil is building five submarines to patrol its massive coast, including one powered by an atomic reactor that would put it in the small club of countries with a...

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Warship HMS Defender will secure vital sea lanes on first mission

On June 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: portsmouth.uk HMS Defender, which is based in Portsmouth, will spend six months on security operations in the Middle East for her maiden mission. The Type 45 destroyer will police busy shipping lanes in...

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Russia’s Counterinsurgency in North Caucasus: Performance and Consequences

On May 29, 2014 by stratagem
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  Source: ISN Insurgent activity in the Northern Caucasus region continues. For Ariel Cohen, preventing the area from slipping back into even greater instability will require Moscow to tackle corruption, cronyism, discrimination, and...

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