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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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