Ukraine war pulls in foreign fighters

Ukraine war pulls in foreign fighters

On September 1, 2014 by stratagem

  Source: BBC France Some 20 French citizens have gone to Ukraine to fight on both sides, French public radio station France Info said in a report (in French) on 11 August. Four of them,...

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U.S. Military hides air base locations for ISIS airstrikes

On August 27, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Star Tribune The U.S. military is relying on bases in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere in the Middle East to carry out airstrikes in Iraq, but it is masking the locations and...

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Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here

On August 25, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IEEE Spectrum Electromagnetic (EM) attacks are not only possible—they are happening. One may be under way as you read this. Even so, you would probably never hear of it: These stories are...

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Inhuman intelligence is important for US in fast-moving war

On August 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Irish Examiner It’s about collecting as much intelligence as possible and piecing it together. Two schools of intelligence have often vied for primacy — signals intelligence from electronic eavesdropping and aerial surveillance...

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How The Future of Warfare is Financial War

On August 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Morning Money Au What follows is an exclusive extract of Jim Rickards’ speech at World War D earlier this year. Jim is a lawyer, economist, investment banker and bestselling author of Currency Wars and The Death of...

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

On August 18, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Ukraine Foreign Minister Calls on NATO, EU to Give Military Support

On August 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called on NATO and the European Union to provide military support for Ukrainian troops fighting pro-Russian separatists and said the Western military alliance needed to come...

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Serb against Serb in Ukraine

On August 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: InSerbia “Serb against Serb” is a consequence of the participation of our citizens in coflicts around the world, where they leave for ideals and adventure, but a lot more often for money,...

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Ukraine’s Broke Military Is Underpaid and Undertrained

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Business Week A group of men and a few women clad in neat, matching camouflage uniforms and combat boots walk through an airport, presumably on their way to the front. As the...

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Serbian mercenaries fighting in eastern Ukraine

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: DW An unruly beard, army fatigues and an automatic weapon are part of Bratislav Zivkovic’s image. The 39-year-old is the leader of the Serb Chetnik militia in eastern Ukraine. He was in...

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

On August 12, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Former U.S. Marine in Afghanistan feared commander collaborated with Taliban

On August 10, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Obama’s campaign in Iraq could require 15,000 troops

On August 8, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Army Times President Obama says it all the time – no combat troops will return to Iraq. But many experts believe it will be extremely hard to achieve Obama’s newly expanded military mission...

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1,500 civilians killed in conflict in Luhansk region – local authorities

On August 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: nrcu.gov.ua “There is still no electricity, mobile communication and actually there is no water supply. Large queues are for water, bread, medicine, and cigarettes in the city,” one report said. On Wednesday 500...

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U.S. to Give Kurdish Forces Air Support

On August 5, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Rudaw has learned from a high-level American official that the United States has offered the Kurds air support in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)....

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Azerbaijan battles Armenian separatists in disputed enclave

On August 4, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: The U.S.  does not want the Russians to have any influence in this hydrocarbon rich region.  The U.S. is not established in the region while Russia has maintained a small military footprint at it’s 102nd military base. Georgia...

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Ukrainian Special Forces in Luhansk Region Begin Surrender Negotiations – Militia

On August 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: No surprise here. The Ukrainian armed forces are ill equipped, low moral and disappointed that a newly elected puppet government is sending them without choice to fight Self Defense Forces that...

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