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Private Military Contractors Hired to Move Guns and Gold Out of Ferguson

Source: Vice News Business owners in the St. Louis, Missouri area have hired private military contractors to transport guns and gold, fearing their shops will be targeted by looters if a grand jury...

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30. 08. 2014
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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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11. 08. 2014
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Russian Arctic island to serve as base for military transport planes

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

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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10. 08. 2014
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Egypt operates secret prisons for suspected militants

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

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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30. 07. 2014
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The Xingjiangistan Connection

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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26. 07. 2014
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Lebanon Deploys Troops to Halt Syrian Jihadist Spillover

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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09. 07. 2014
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Dutch Special Forces, HUMINT and ELINT in Mali tackle changing threat

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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06. 07. 2014
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Private military companies to be in Russian reserve force in case of mobilization

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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03. 07. 2014
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30,000 Saudi troops deployed to Iraq border

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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29. 06. 2014
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Baghdad must accept Kirkuk is now part of Kurdistan—KRG official

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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28. 06. 2014
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Saudi Arabia on Highest Alert as ISIS Terrorists Near Border

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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26. 06. 2014
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Norway Wants NATO To Prepare For An Arctic Showdown

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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25. 06. 2014
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Secretive Swiss vaults may hold missing link in platinum price equation

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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25. 06. 2014
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Predicting crime, LAPD’s Geographic Policing Divisions

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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23. 06. 2014
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Dutch and German Troops prepare for new mission in Afghanistan

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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20. 06. 2014
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Transneft sets up pipeline security unit after blast in Ukraine

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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09. 06. 2014
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Somaliland: a U.K. PSC to train and equip a special force to protect oil exploration

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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04. 06. 2014
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U.S. Asks Allies for Counterterrorism Force in Afghanistan

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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03. 06. 2014
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Brazil builds nuclear submarine to patrol offshore oil

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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02. 06. 2014
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Warship HMS Defender will secure vital sea lanes on first mission

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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29. 05. 2014
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Russia’s Counterinsurgency in North Caucasus: Performance and Consequences

  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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14. 05. 2014
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France to start training Libyan police in coming weeks

Source: Swiss Info  France said on Tuesday it would begin training Libyan policemen in the coming weeks, more than a year after pledging to do so as part of efforts to help restore...

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14. 05. 2014
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Crisis response Marines positioned closer to North Africa

Source: Marine Corps Times Nearly a quarter of the Corps’ Spain-based crisis response force has been prepositioned in southern Italy at the request of the State Department to respond more quickly to diplomatic...

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08. 05. 2014
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‘Sweden hasn’t been neutral since 1995′

Source: Local.Se After Sweden and Finland signed a military agreement to strengthen joint defence resources, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences talks to The Local about Nato, the “myth”...

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GEOSECURITY 101: WASHINGTON AND MOSCOW‘S MILITARY BASES IN LATIN AMERICA

Source: Council on Hemispheric Affairs By: W. Alejandro Sanchez, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs In spite of ongoing tensions in Ukraine, which have seriously soured relations between Russia and...

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06. 05. 2014
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France, Mali, Niger, Algeria and Mauritania sign defence, security pacts

          Source: The Sun Mr. Soumeylou Boubèye-Maiga, Mali’s Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs, said all is set for Mali to sign series of agreements with a number of countries,...

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25. 04. 2014
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Academi|Blackwater-providing security training for Brazil’s World Cup Security

            Source: Nation In news as shocking as it was unreported in the United States, the Brazilian press revealed earlier this week that Academi—the rebranded private militia once known as...

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24. 04. 2014
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Israel’s Nightmare: Mobsters With The Tactics Of Terrorists And The Tools Of The Israeli Army

          Source: Globalpost | Mintpress JERUSALEM — In the last year, fewer Israelis were killed by terrorist attacks than at any point since the outbreak of the second intifada....

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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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02. 10. 2013
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From Syria to the South China sea, navies cruise back into vogue

From Syria to the South China sea, navies cruise back into vogue

Source: Dhaka Tribune After a quarter century if middle Eastern land wars and a sharp fall in big powers’ naval spending after the Cold War, sea power is back in vogue in response...

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01. 10. 2013
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Energy Security: Israeli navy orders three new warships to protect gas fields

Energy Security: Israeli navy orders three new warships to protect gas fields

Source: UPI Israel Aerospace Industries won a contract to supply the navy with three Super Dvora-class Mark III fast patrol craft to bolster maritime security. The main function is to protect offshore natural...

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29. 09. 2013
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Swiss military simulates French attack

Swiss military simulates French attack

Source: France 24 The Swiss army carried out a military exercise in August based on the premise of an attack by a fractured, financially stricken France, according to a Lausanne-based daily. Switzerland’s army...

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26. 09. 2013
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Genie Energy: Syria is not in a position to undermine our right to discover oil in the Golan Heights

Genie Energy: Syria is not in a position to undermine our right to discover oil in the Golan Heights

Source: israel hayom Effie Eitam’s company is poised to drill in ten different locations in the disputed area if quantities deemed large enough • “Syria is not in a position to undermine our...

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24. 09. 2013
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Turkey aims to synchronize efforts to build an air-defense system

Turkey aims to synchronize efforts to build an air-defense system

Source: Balkans Officials at Turkey’s emerging “space command structure,” now a branch of the country’s Air Force, is striving to achieve an ambitious, long-term objective that it believes will make Turkey a “space...

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20. 09. 2013
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Global Strike Capability and Hypersonic Platform option for countering A2/AD systems

Global Strike Capability and Hypersonic Platform option for countering A2/AD systems

Source: Air Force Times For much of the past decade, the buzzword A2/AD — anti-access/area-denial — has been closely linked with stealth technology. But with many nations slowly developing their own stealth capabilities,...

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18. 09. 2013
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US Army Africa Command looking to contractors for African operations

US Army Africa Command looking to contractors for African operations

Source: Defence Web US Army Africa Command (Africom) wants private contractors to move military equipment and supplies from the US to Egypt and 55 other countries within its Area of Responsibility (AOR) starting...

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11. 09. 2013
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Algeria’s Army Mobilizes On South and East Borders

Algeria’s Army Mobilizes On South and East Borders

Source: Al Monitor Algeria has raised the alert level of its troops along its southern and eastern border. This suggests that there are plans to target the country, which prompted President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to...

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04. 09. 2013
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How the war on piracy became big business

How the war on piracy became big business

Source: NEWINT ORG On a blustery day last May, a sailor stands on the deck of HMS Illustrious, docked on the River Thames. Almost a year has passed since the last major hijacking by Somali pirates....

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28. 08. 2013
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Australian spies in global deal to tap undersea cables

Australian spies in global deal to tap undersea cables

Source: Canberra Times The nation’s electronic espionage agency, the Australian Signals Directorate, is in a partnership with British, American and Singaporean intelligence agencies to tap undersea fibre optic telecommunications cables that link Asia,...

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23. 08. 2013
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Libya Losing Control of Oil Fields To Jihadist Groups

Libya Losing Control of Oil Fields To Jihadist Groups

Source: Al Monitor The resignation of Libya’s Interior Minister Col. Mohammad al-Sheikh on Aug.18 after less than two months in office revealed the size of the political turmoil in Libya. A group calling itself...

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21. 08. 2013
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SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are “Battlefields,” Claims Cops Face Same Dangers As Soldiers In Afghanistan

SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are “Battlefields,” Claims Cops Face Same Dangers As Soldiers In Afghanistan

Source Huffington Post One of the central themes of my book is that that too many cops today have been conditioned to see the people they serve not as citizens with rights, but...

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20. 08. 2013
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Russia Setting up Cyber Warfare Unit Under Military

Russia Setting up Cyber Warfare Unit Under Military

Source: IBTimes Russia is beefing up its cyber security by creating a separate cyber warfare wing under the military. The army perceives that the internet could become the new theatre of war, says...

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15. 08. 2013
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The Future of Indian Sea power: Navalists versus Continentalists

The Future of Indian Sea power: Navalists versus Continentalists

Source: Rusi The Indian Navy has had a seminal week, though capped with tragedy. On Saturday (10 August 2013), the reactor in its first indigenously-built SSBN, the Arihant, went critical, taking India one...

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14. 08. 2013
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Jordan seeks U.S. manned ISR aircraft | a small U.S. counter-terrorism footprint in Iraq

Jordan seeks U.S. manned ISR aircraft | a small U.S. counter-terrorism footprint in Iraq

Jordan on Wednesday asked the United States to provide manned U.S. surveillance aircraft to help keep an eye on its border with Syria, the top U.S. military officer said, as the kingdom struggles...

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13. 08. 2013
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War in Northeast Asia: Possible Scenarios (Part 4)

War in Northeast Asia: Possible Scenarios (Part 4)

Source:RBTH War in Northeast Asia: Possible Scenarios (Part 1) War in Northeast Asia: Possible Scenarios (Part 2) War in Northeast Asia: Possible Scenarios (Part 3) What if the USA gets involved? As mentioned...

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08. 08. 2013
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SWAT-TEAM NATION

SWAT-TEAM NATION

Source: New Yorker Only then did masked figures with guns storm the grounds, shouting, “Get on the fucking ground! Get down, get down!” (I document the basic details of what happened in my story,...

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08. 08. 2013
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MILITARY ILLEGALLY AIDED ICE IN MONEY LAUNDERING CASE, CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER SAYS

MILITARY ILLEGALLY AIDED ICE IN MONEY LAUNDERING CASE, CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER SAYS

Source: NextGov The military’s Special Operations Command and an agency of the Homeland Security Department engaged in an investigation of a $2.5 billion money laundering scheme that violated long-standing policies that preclude military...

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08. 08. 2013
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Uzbekistan fears destabilization after U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Uzbekistan fears destabilization after U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Source: Times Ca The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) announced its 2014 departure from Afghanistan. As they seek a safe overland exit from Afghanistan, Western powers are looking towards a deal with the...

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07. 08. 2013
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The Battle for Water

The Battle for Water

Source: Project Syndicate The sharpening international geopolitical competition over natural resources has turned some strategic resources into engines of power struggle. Transnational water resources have become an especially active source of competition and...

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04. 08. 2013
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Somalia gets military police force

Somalia gets military police force

Source: New Vision Over 120 Somalis have been passed out after successfully completing a four months military police training conducted by European Union (EU) at Bihanga military barrack training camp in Kamwenge district....

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02. 08. 2013
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Dutch Security Firm to set up coastguard to protect Somalia natural resources

Dutch Security Firm to set up coastguard to protect Somalia natural resources

Source: midmino Somalia will set up a new coastguard force to combat piracy as well as to strengthen its control over its territorial waters and natural resources, the presidency said Wednesday. A deal...

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01. 08. 2013
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Energy Security: Israel weighs using Iron Dome to protect new Mediterranean energy assets

Energy Security: Israel weighs using Iron Dome to protect new Mediterranean energy assets

Source: World Tribune  Related Articles: Israeli Navy Prepares to Defend Gas Rig and IDF considering interceptor missiles for sea-based gas platforms The Israel Navy, strapped for funds, has been examiningrequirements to secure the nation’s new...

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31. 07. 2013
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U.S. shows nuclear facilities to reassure Japan, allies on deterrence

U.S. shows nuclear facilities to reassure Japan, allies on deterrence

Source: Asahi The United States has allowed Japanese officials to see confidential nuclear-related facilities to allay concerns that the Obama administration’s disarmament initiative could weaken its nuclear umbrella. The move was also intended...

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26. 07. 2013
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EUCOM head touts U.S. Air Force mission in Poland; signals commitment to region

EUCOM head touts U.S. Air Force mission in Poland; signals commitment to region

Source: Stars and Stripes A severe budget crunch will not force U.S. European Command to downsize its military mission in Poland, where a forward-based aviation detachment works alongside Polish pilots, EUCOM commander Gen....

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24. 07. 2013
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Japan scrambles jets after China military plane flies by disputed islands

Japan scrambles jets after China military plane flies by disputed islands

Source: NBC Japan scrambled fighter jets on Wednesday after a Chinese military aircraft flew for the first time through international airspace near its southern islands out over the Pacific, in a move seen...

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23. 07. 2013
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Is the U.S. Ramping Up a Secret War in Somalia?

Is the U.S. Ramping Up a Secret War in Somalia?

Source: Foreign Policy The Obama administration earlier this year expanded its secret war in Somalia, stepping up assistance for federal and regional Somali intelligence agencies that are allied against the country’s Islamist insurgency....

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16. 07. 2013
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Air-Sea Battle Is More About Bin Laden Than Beijing: Former CSAF Schwartz

Air-Sea Battle Is More About Bin Laden Than Beijing: Former CSAF Schwartz

source: Breaking Defense Don’t think Beijing. Think Abottabad. The evolving concept known as Air-Sea Battle isn’t all about a war with China, nor a budget war with the US Army, said the former...

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15. 07. 2013
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Building a ‘common EU vision’ for Sahel security

Building a ‘common EU vision’ for Sahel security

Source: Public Service Europe The development of new safe havens for terrorism and transnational crime in the Sahel should be considered a threat to all European national interests, says think-tank The ongoing crises...

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12. 07. 2013
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America Needs an Enemy in the Arctic

America Needs an Enemy in the Arctic

Source: The Diplomat  On these hot days is the mad blood stirring, and beckoning the Naval Diplomat’s attention to … the frosty Arctic! Last May the Obama administration released the nation’s first National Strategy...

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08. 07. 2013
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Israel army unveils new cyber defense Lotam Unit

Israel army unveils new cyber defense Lotam Unit

Source: Shanghai Daily The Israeli military offered Monday a peek into one of its most secretive bases, which houses a newly established unit tasked with defending its own networks against mounting attacks launched...

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07. 07. 2013
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Death by ‘security': Israel’s military machinations in Latin America

Death by ‘security': Israel’s military machinations in Latin America

Source: Al Jazeera According to a Mexican news article that surfaced in May, the Israeli military will begin training the police force in Mexico’s southeastern state of Chiapas, where the predominantly indigenous Zapatista National Liberation...

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24. 06. 2013
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How energy companies fight terrorism – Special Operation Units

How energy companies fight terrorism – Special Operation Units

Source: CSM/Oilprice Energy companies across the globe are forming special units to respond to acts of terrorism after recent attacks in Algeria. With the economy just as much a viable target as any, counter-terrorism may...

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18. 06. 2013
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Russian Oil Giants Set To Spearhead Sharp Rise In Private Paramilitary Armies

Russian Oil Giants Set To Spearhead Sharp Rise In Private Paramilitary Armies

Source: BI Au I’ve just written a short piece for Blouin News on the news that already-relaxed restrictions on the security forces of gas giant Gazprom and oil pipeline corporation Transneft are to be lifted,...

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13. 06. 2013
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U.S. Agencies Said to Swap Data With Thousands of Firms

U.S. Agencies Said to Swap Data With Thousands of Firms

Source: Bloomberg Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely with U.S. national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, four people...

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07. 06. 2013
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Check Point, Fortune 500 and the Israeli Unit 8200 Connection

Check Point, Fortune 500 and the Israeli Unit 8200 Connection

Source: Fast Company Related Article: By Way of Deception: Former Israeli Intelligence Operatives Now Working For Hedge Funds Check Point, an Israeli company specializing in network security, primarily serves larger financial customers but...

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07. 06. 2013
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Colombian troops join Arab mercenary force organized by Erik Prince

Colombian troops join Arab mercenary force organized by Erik Prince

Source: UPI Colombia’s defense ministry is alarmed about an exodus of top soldiers to the United Arab Emirates to join a highly paid U.S.-led mercenary force organized by Erik Prince, billionaire founder of...

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04. 06. 2013
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NATO to send expert mission to Libya

NATO to send expert mission to Libya

Source: APA NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced Tuesday the alliance will send an expert mission to Libya at short notice to assess needs as the country faces a flow of insurgents from Mali, APAreports quoting Associated Press. Security...

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28. 05. 2013
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Russia developing counter-measures for European anti-missile shield

Russia developing counter-measures for European anti-missile shield

Source: Space Daily Moscow is taking countermeasures that would negate a U.S. anti-missile shield’s ability to affect its nuclear deterrent, a Russian defense official says. Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said in...

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28. 05. 2013
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France calls for action against Islamists in southern Libya

France calls for action against Islamists in southern Libya

Editor’s Note: Ambitions of France: Installation of Military Base in Libya For Recolonization? Source: Reuters Africa French minister calls for “special effort” on Libya. France urged African nations on Tuesday to make a concerted effort to tackle...

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23. 05. 2013
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A bonanza under Mediterranean waters. Another source of conflict?

A bonanza under Mediterranean waters. Another source of conflict?

Source: Al Arabiya Jubilant statements by Israeli politicians followed by triumphant newspaper headlines welcomed the first batch of natural gas extracted from the Tamar gas field in the Mediterranean basin last month. The...

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