14. 04. 2014
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The EU’s Covert Military Satellite Program

                    Source: The Trumpet The EU launched its Sentinel-1a satellite from French Guiana on April 3 as it began the rollout of its advanced fleet of Earth-monitoring...

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11. 04. 2014
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China Creates Elite Anti-Terror Unit “Falcon Commando”

Source: China Topix China formally creates a police brigade, special elite unit called the “Falcon Commando,” tasked to respond to any threats of terrorism. President Xi Jinping formally presented the flag which will...

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04. 04. 2014
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Berlin gives go-ahead for military instructors for Somalia

            Source: DW Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, have been training Somali soldiers since 2010, but up until now the training has taken place not in Somalia, but...

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30. 03. 2014
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Chokepoint: Strait Provides Latest Targets For Pirates As Freight And Oil Tankers Transit Through

Source: national yemen With pirate attack statistics at their lowest levels for six years, a fact attributed to the steep decline in incidents reported off Somalia, a worrying trend has started to emerge, this time in...

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29. 03. 2014
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Sisi forms special intervention force amid pres. candidacy bid

            Source: Press TV Egypt’s military chief, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has reportedly formed a new rapid intervention force as he plans to run for president. A new report...

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27. 03. 2014
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Western Sahara Conflict Threatens Security in North Africa

Source: Sahara News The Western Sahara conflict is a threat to security in North Africa and the Sahel, according to a report by the British parliament which asserts that the Polisario-controlled camps in...

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25. 03. 2014
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Kiev decides to tame eastern Ukraine by hiring foreign mercenaries

              Source: Itar-Tass Ukrainian authorities plan to attract US private military company Greystone Limited to suppress protest moods of the mostly Russian-speaking population in the east of...

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24. 03. 2014
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U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: Oil and Commandoes

          Source: Allgov When the U.S. military raided a renegade Libyan tanker on March 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, the mission was successful by all accounts. About 30 Navy Seals managed...

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23. 03. 2014
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Military Analyst Tell Defense Planners to Expect Unexpected

              Source: Military  Increased vulnerability Defense analysts say some threats can be predicted in the 21st century: the potential of bioterrorism, the specter of nuclear proliferation and...

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19. 03. 2014
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Colombia trained 22,000 foreign troops since 2009:Report

      Source: Columbia Reports The Colombian military has provided training for 21,949 foreign troops between 2009-2013, a report released by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) revealed. Citing statistics from the...

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17. 03. 2014
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Ukraine’s law enforcement forces moves to protect Europe natural gas pipelines

          Source: Platts Ukraine’s law enforcement forces took full control of the country’s natural gas pipelines that carry most of Russian gas to markets in Europe, the Interior Ministry said...

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07. 02. 2014
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U.S. State Department and DOE to advise Iraq on securing oil infrastructure

    Editor’s Note: U.S. Department of Energy Protective Forces NNSA has some of the best trained and best equipped forces protecting its nuclear weapons and material.  Since the events of September 11,...

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06. 02. 2014
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Are These Gas Fields Israel’s Next Warzone?

Source: Daily Beast Rumors of war could become the reality as Israel vies with the other nations of the Levant for control of the huge riches beneath the sea. When Israel looks at...

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23. 01. 2014
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Ghosts of Baghdad: America’s army of contractors hasn’t gone anywhere they just work for Iraqi government

Foreign Policy Reports The Pentagon says the last of its defense contractors left Iraq in December, just weeks before portions of the increasingly violent country were conquered al-Qaeda. There’s a catch, however: While...

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15. 01. 2014
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PACOM chief: Uncontested U.S. control of Pacific is ending

Source: Navy Times The four-star commander of U.S. Pacific Command says the era when the U.S. military enjoys uncontested control over the Pacific’s blue water and its airspace is coming to an end....

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14. 01. 2014
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Ex-Blackwater Chief pitching to run logistics for Chinese mining and energy companies in Africa.

Source: FT China is not known for its moral scruples or sensitivity when it comes to investing in dangerous countries. It may help to build schools, hospitals and railways as a quid pro...

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10. 01. 2014
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The “Hidden” geopolitics: The case of the Afghan heroin production and the aftermath of NATO exit

Source: Serbianna “Suppose the prisoners were able to talk together, don’t you think that when they named the shadows which they saw passing they would believe they were naming things?” PLATO, The Republic,...

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03. 01. 2014
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Brazil creates a 10,000 member elite federal security force for World Cup

Source: AP Brazil has given special training for more than 10,000 members of an elite federal security force to help better control demonstrations expected during the World Cup later this year, the Justice Ministry...

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27. 12. 2013
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Why Does the Environmental Protection Agency Need Its Own SWAT Team?

Why Does the Environmental Protection Agency Need Its Own SWAT Team?

Source: The Trumpet Nestled in the tranquil Connecticut River watershed of southwest New Hampshire, the city of Keene has largely avoided the violent unrest common to many other urban areas. With a population...

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27. 11. 2013
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UN to send guard force to Libya

UN to send guard force to Libya

Source: AFP The United Nations is to send a 235-strong special force to Libya to protect UN staff because of increasing attacks in the country, officials said Wednesday. The UN Security Council has...

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20. 11. 2013
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Russia forming rapid deployment force

Russia forming rapid deployment force

Source: Voice of Russia Russia is hastily forming a rapid deployment force. Experts say that what is meant here first of all is searching for an adequate response to the threat of export...

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08. 11. 2013
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Minority report: Predicting where to put your policeman

Minority report: Predicting where to put your policeman

Source: CNBC From the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the streets of London, maintaining law and order is a constant battle for authorities. With cities rapidly expanding in size and population, police...

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05. 11. 2013
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Armies and Police Are Being Privatized Around the World and Business Is Booming

Armies and Police Are Being Privatized Around the World and Business Is Booming

Source: Slate In a world where budgets are tight, and bottom lines daunting, it makes sense that governments around the world have to do more with less, or they just have to do...

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03. 11. 2013
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Yemen’s slide into chaos risks militant haven on Saudi border

Yemen’s slide into chaos risks militant haven on Saudi border

Source: Livemint In the impoverished capital of Yemen, tribal militias roam freely and their leaders drive through crowded streets guarded by heavily armed followers. Security in Sana’a has deteriorated since popular unrest pushed...

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24. 10. 2013
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Militias in eastern Libya have seized control of key oil infrastructure, launched their own government, and created their own army

Militias in eastern Libya have seized control of key oil infrastructure, launched their own government, and created their own army

Source: Christian Science Monitor Militias in eastern Libya have seized control of key oil infrastructure, launched their own government, and created their own army in a bid to improve their bargaining position as...

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21. 10. 2013
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NATO sends advisers to Libya

NATO sends advisers to Libya

Source: UPI Members of NATO agreed to send an advisory team to Libya to help the country strengthen its security sector, the NATO secretary-general said Monday. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said allies...

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14. 10. 2013
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Energy Security: Russian Commandos Train for Arctic Combat

Energy Security: Russian Commandos Train for Arctic Combat

Source: Ria Novosti Russian army special forces units have had their first training sessions in Arctic warfare, under plans to boost the country’s military presence in the region, a Western Military District spokesman...

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09. 10. 2013
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Military ties bind Israel and Kenya

Military ties bind Israel and Kenya

Source: Asia Times The recent terrorist attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, evoked several concerns from almost every corner of the globe. Major Powers such as the United States, United Kingdom and...

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02. 10. 2013
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Impending wide-scale military operation in North Waziristan

Impending wide-scale military operation in North Waziristan

Source: Gulf News A wide-scale military offensive in North Waziristan, Pakistan’s restive tribal agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas may be launched in the next few weeks. Though the media wing of...

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