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U.S. Green Berets to Assist Africa in Counter-Terror Operations

Source: IPS News U.S. Army Special Forces, America’s highly-trained operatives in unconventional warfare, direct action, reconnaissance and counter-terrorism, are preparing for one of their biggest exercises of the year in Africa. Under the...

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25. 01. 2015
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1,000 U.S. Army paratroopers from Panther Brigade headed to Iraq this week

Source: Fay Observer The 82nd Airborne, and more specifically its 3rd Brigade Combat Team, are no strangers to Iraq. Since 2003, parts of the brigade have deployed in support of U.S. efforts there...

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Senators: More US special ops troops may be needed in Yemen to blunt Iran

Source: NewsObserver Two influential senators are calling on President Barack Obama to send more ground U.S. troops to Yemen. The suggestion by Republican John McCain and Democrat Dianne Feinstein is a direct challenge...

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1000 U.S. U.S. special operations forces and conventional forces for Syrian Rebels to Arrive Within Weeks

Source: Bloomberg The first of as many as 1,000 U.S. military trainers and support personnel will be sent to the Mideast within the next week or so to lay the groundwork for training...

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31. 12. 2014
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US private military company Academi to train Ukrainian military for street fighting

Source: Itar Tass The US private military companyAcademi (formerly known as Blackwater) has confirmed its readiness to start training a Ukrainian battalion for street fighting, a military-diplomatic source told TASS on Tuesday. “The...

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27. 11. 2014
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America Has a New Commando Unit-a.k.a SOD-X

Source: Joseph Trevithick  The North Carolina Army National Guard has quietly stood up a new commando detachment for secretive missions around the world.On Oct. 18th, federal and state officials held a ceremony marking the creation of...

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IDF Ramping Up Field Intel Ops Along Syrian Border

Source: Algemeiner The Israeli army’s Combat Intelligence Collection Corps “Vulture” battalion held week-long maneuvers in the Golan Heights, in concern that Syria’s internal carnage could involve Israel, Ch. 2 News said Thursday. The...

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Afghan president orders military review

Source: Military Times President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan’s defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor. The move appears...

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22. 11. 2014
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China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip

Source:Reuters Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading...

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21. 11. 2014
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Obama secretly widens Afghan role

Source: Star Tribune   U.S. troops, jets, bombers and drones committed for more combat missions. President Obama signed a secret order in recent weeks authorizing a more expansive mission for the military in...

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21. 11. 2014
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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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15. 11. 2014
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Chinese troops training Pakistani soldiers along the Indian Border

Source: Nation  In a startling claim, the Border Security Force (BSF) has claimed that the Chinese troops are training the Pakistani forces in Azad Kashmir, and has issued a report to National Security...

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20. 10. 2014
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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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04. 09. 2014
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US, S Korea set up wartime unit to destroy North’s nukes

Source: Asia One South Korea said Thursday it would create a joint military unit with the United States, as a report suggested the contingent would target North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction if...

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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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20. 08. 2014
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“Night Stalkers” Special Operations Aviation Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank Military Excercise

Source: TwinCities The Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment has a saying — “Night Stalkers Don’t Quit.” It apparently doesn’t always let people sleep, either. The airborne unit’s Black Hawk helicopters arrived without warning Monday night,...

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The Rise of Private Military Companies (Part 2/2)

Source: Fair Observer The changing climate of warfare, growing instability and increased globalization have created a market for PMC services. [Read part one here.] The role of private military companies (PMC) ranges from security to training...

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Elite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in attempt to rescue James Foley

Source: Guardian Elite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in a risky and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to free James Foley ahead of his slaying by Islamic State (Isis). Confirmation of the failed night-time raid, which took place...

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18. 08. 2014
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Elite CIA Special Forces Unit Hunt Islamic State ‘Caliph’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Source: IBT An elite US special force unit has been tasked with hunting down the elusive “Caliph” of the Islamic State terror group that continues to cause mayhem across northern Iraq and Syria....

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13. 08. 2014
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U.S. Special Forces and British SAS land on Iraq’s Mt Sinjar

  Editor’s Note:Mt Sinjar is a strategic geographic location for NATO special operational forces to conduct ISR missions of ISIS and evacuate civilians. I am still no sure how bad the situation is...

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130 Marines and special operations forces sent to Irbil in Kurdish-controlled territory

Source: Military Times The military has sent 130 advisers to northern Iraq to plan for the evacuation of refugees under siege by Islamic militants, according to a senior Defense Department official. The Marines...

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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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Former U.S. Marine in Afghanistan feared commander collaborated with Taliban

Source: ny daily news Michael Golembesky, after making the long, strange trip from hippie pacifist to “9/11 Marine,” went to war in Afghanistan. He returned unsure whether his superiors ever really wanted to win....

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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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08. 08. 2014
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SAS deployed in Iraq: British special forces sent to hunt down Islamist militants

Source: Daily Mirror British special forces teams have deployed to Iraq to help rescue tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the murderous onslaught of Islamic State fighters. Crack SAS and Special Boat Service operators are...

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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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30. 07. 2014
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Army Ranger Wing of the Republic of Ireland Military Forces

Source: State of Guns The purity of our hearts, the strength of our limbs and the commitment to our promise. This is the motto of the Army Ranger Wing and it is inscribed on their flag....

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27. 07. 2014
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U.S. military needs better technologies for subterranean operations

Source: Defense Update Tunnels warfare is not new, in fact it has been part of military history since ancient times, through the 20th century. but has been abandoned by modern military with the...

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26. 07. 2014
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Israeli Special Forces Maglan Unit (Unit 212) operating behind enemy lines and deep in Hamas territory

Editor’s Note: Hamas Guerrilla Units are no match to Maglan Units technologies and heavy weapons Source: Jerusalem Post Operating behind enemy lines, unit has destroyed series of high-quality Hamas targets; Source: Hamas cells...

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26. 07. 2014
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Russian Blackwater: Moscow PMCs will be licensed and controlled by the FSB

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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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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25. 07. 2014
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Dutch Defense Sends Special Forces of Korps Commandotroepen to Eastern Ukraine

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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24. 07. 2014
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How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea

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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21. 07. 2014
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Foreign Fighters Join Kiev’s Azov Battalion To Fight Pro-Russian Separatists

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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20. 07. 2014
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Analysis: Gaza’s treacherous dunes – tunnel warfare

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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09. 07. 2014
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Hamas readies for Israeli ground offensive with tunnels, traps

  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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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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04. 07. 2014
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UK military’s secret plan to train Syrian rebels to topple Bashar al-Assad

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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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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02. 07. 2014
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U.S. discloses secret Somalia military presence, up to 120 troops

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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30. 06. 2014
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U.S. and Columbia Based Coal Mines ‘funded Colombia paramilitaries’

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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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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29. 06. 2014
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Russian Military Advisers Ready Iraq to Use New Sukhoi Combat Aircraft

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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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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26. 06. 2014
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The U.S. Navy is quietly building a big, secretive special operations ‘mothership’

Source: The Week   The U.S. Navy is quietly converting a 633-foot-long cargo ship into a secretive helicopter carrier with facilities for supporting a large contingent of Special Operations forces and all their gear,...

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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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22. 06. 2014
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Israel strikes 9 military targets in Syria

Source: Chicago Tribune Reporting from Jerusalem and Beirut — Israeli warplanes and missiles struck nine Syrian military positions early Monday in retaliation for an earlier cross-border attack that killed a 14-year-old boy and...

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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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17. 06. 2014
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Meet the elite FBI unit likely involved in the Benghazi capture

Source: Washington Post The capture of one of the alleged leaders of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, in a joint raid involving U.S. Special Operations troops and the FBI highlights the...

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14. 06. 2014
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SAS and MI6 may be sent in to help Iraqi army

Source: Telegraph Britain and America were weighing up military options in Iraq tonight ranging from air strikes to the deployment of the SAS as jihadists threatened to engulf Baghdad. Barack Obama said he...

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11. 06. 2014
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3 Shadow Wars You Might Not Even Know About

  Source: Popular Mechanics China vs Vietnam In a disputed patch of the Pacific Ocean, the appearance of an oil rig has sparked an international crisis—and a rash of ships ramming one other....

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10. 06. 2014
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After Ukraine, U.S. trains more special forces in eastern Europe

Source: The Star As NATO refocuses on its eastern borders after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the United States is quietly deploying more troops to train special forces in former Soviet bloc states anxious...

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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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07. 06. 2014
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The Algerian army intervened in western Libya: Secure Oil Sites

  Editor’s Note: Foreign reports of U.S. French, Algerian and Chadian special operation forces conducting operations in western Libya is on my radar but happens to be off the radar of Major News...

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Israeli perspective: Ukraine’s counter-insurgency doctrine “start from scratch”

Source: Kyiv Post Starting from scratch Ukraine is starting from a clean slate. “I do not see a counter-insurgencydoctrine with the Ukrainians,” observes Karmon. “That is essential, since such operations are very complex.”...

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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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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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U.S. Joint Special Operations Task Force assisted PH forces during Battle of Zamboanga

Source: INQ ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — A US military unit stationed in Mindanao assisted Philippine soldiers with “information and communication assets” during a 23-day battle between government troops and renegade guerrillas of the...

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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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31. 05. 2014
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Special forces from the United States, France and Algeria have been dispatched to Libya’s south

Source: Al Arabiya Special forces from the United States, France and Algeria have been dispatched to Libya’s south to target terrorist networks,The Times newspaper reported Friday. The U.K. daily quoted Olivier Guitta, director of research at...

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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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29. 05. 2014
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Africa: Laboratory and Battleground for Pentagon’s 21st Century Warfare

Source: Ria Novosti Rick Rozoff – For the United States in the second decade of the 21st century war is being conducted in as risk-free a manner as practicable. In place of large contingents...

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26. 05. 2014
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United States Special Operations troops are forming elite counterterrorism units in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali

Source: NYT United States Special Operations troops are forming elite counterterrorism units in four countries in North and West Africa that American officials say are pivotal in the widening war against Al Qaeda’s affiliates...

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25. 05. 2014
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CIA-trained Somali intelligence unit known as “Alpha Group”

Source: Toronto Star Somalia’s new war order For the first time, members of Danab and the CIA-trained Somali intelligence unit known as “Alpha Group,” who agreed to be interviewed on the condition they were...

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24. 05. 2014
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Lithuania: prepare for guerrilla warfare

Source: Lithuania Tribune After assessing the threat to national security, the Ministry of Homeland Security’s Second Department of Investigation stated that “the likelihood of a conventional war in Lithuania’s immediate geopolitical area this...

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20. 05. 2014
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FELDJÄGER: The Bundeswehr Police

                Source: State of Guns For the last 20 years, the Feldjäger is one of the units which have seen most extensive changes and reorganization within...

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20. 05. 2014
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US Special Ops Commanders: We Need ISR in Africa, Comms in Arctic

                    Source: Defense News A group of US special operations leaders outlined what capabilities their troops will need in the coming years here today,...

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20. 05. 2014
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The discovery of covert war

Source: ilmanifesto.it Via: Blacklisted News The Art of War. The “Vision 2020″ of U.S. special forces, it provides “the construction of a global network of special operations forces’ including those of allied countries, including Italy. Washington...

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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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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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The future soldier will be part human, part machine

          Source: CNBC Different divisions of the U.S. armed forces, as well as other government agencies such as Darpa, are all working on developing high-tech armor that will help...

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13. 05. 2014
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If Conflict Comes to Europe, America Should Go “Covert”

          Source: National Interest Org […] It is very possible Russia will soon be turning its political-military sights onto the Baltic NATO countries of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Putin...

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Meet the Cossack Wolves’ Hundred, a Russian paramilitary force in Eastern Ukraine

Source: Time The Wolves’ Hundred, a Russian paramilitary force with a dark history, is carrying on the fight in eastern Ukraine in the place of Russian soldiers. TIME interviewed its commander and his...

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Special forces commando and a CIA officer in Yemen shot and killed armed Yemeni civilians

Editor’s Note: U.S. Intelligence officers were not on any sort of clandestine operations, they were just getting a haircut at a local barbershop in YEMEN! Source: Jakarta Post Two US officers shot and...

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U.S. Special Operations Forces shifting strategic posture to Asia-Pacific and Al Qaeda hotspots

  Source: DoD Buzz U.S. Special Operations Forces are shifting their strategic posture to the Pacific and regions where Al Qaeda affiliates are seeking safe haven as the Afghanistan war winds down, Pentagon leaders...

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U.S. Army Africa special operations forces to train Nigerian forces for combat operations

      Source: Air Force Times In a quiet escalation of its mission, U.S. Army’s Africa is preparing to send soldiers and special operations forces to Nigeria to train that nation’s forces...

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US special forces head to Baltic nations for training exercises

Source: Telegraph/AP About 200 US special operations forces and support staff will be participating in training exercises across Europe, including in the three Baltic nations, in the coming months as part of America’s...

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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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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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ADF to embrace cyber warfare, psychological warfare and deception in future military operations

          Source: Sidney Morning Herald The Australian Defence Force has embraced cyber warfare, deception and disinformation through the internet as key elements of future military operations. However, newly declassified...

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30. 04. 2014
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Japan SDF to conduct drill in May involving recapturing remote island

            Source: Global Post   Japan’s Self-Defense Forces will conduct a drill next month involving recapturing a remote island, Defense Ministry officials said Wednesday, at a time of...

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German Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) Ready to Storm Slaviansk to Release Kidnapped OSCE Observers

                  Source: IBT The German Bundestag deputy, Florian Hahn, has called for KSK German Special Forces to be sent to eastern Ukraine to free the...

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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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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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22. 04. 2014
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U.S. used Russian-made helicopters to secretly fly Yemeni troops for attacks on terrorists

            Source: CNN U.S. personnel used Russian-made helicopters with night vision gear to secretly fly Yemeni troops into the remote southern mountains of Yemen. The United States offered extensive...

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17. 04. 2014
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Jordanian air strike destroyed Al Qaeda raider force heading for secret US-Jordanian training facility

        Source: Debka The Royal Jordanian Air force strike Wednesday, April 16, against a combat vehicle convoy from Syria destroyed an Al Qaeda raider force on its way to attack...

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16. 04. 2014
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Swedish military raided German sub makers

            Source: Local.se Tensions between Sweden and the German company Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) took a surprising turn last Tuesday when the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration carried out a...

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16. 04. 2014
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DoD quietly expanding AFRICOM missions

Source: Marine Corps Times Just five years ago, the Pentagon considered Africa such a strategic backwater that the global map of combatant commands carved the massive continent into two chunks and placed most...

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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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10. 04. 2014
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Inside the FBI’s Hostage and Rescue Team secret operations with JSOC

          Source: Washington Post The FBI’s transformation from a crime-fighting agency to a counterterrorism organization in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been well-documented. Less widely...

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05. 04. 2014
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The secret world of Canada’s covert commandos

        Source: ctvnews The term itself, commandos, instils a sense of special forces. They are the brethren of soldiers like the British SAS and the U.S. Navy SEALs; among the toughest...

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Ramstein air base hub for coordinating Washington’s global drone war

        Source: Deutsche Welle  Statements made by Brandon Bryant, a former drone pilot for the US Air Force, reveal that Germany plays a greater role in the US drone war...

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