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12. 04. 2014
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Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces

              Source: Reuters Armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an “act of...

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11. 04. 2014
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Marine Corps to create Middle East crisis response unit in 2015

Source: Stars and Stripes The Marine Corps will create a new land-based unit in the Middle East during fiscal 2015, designed to respond to crises in the region, including emergencies at embassies, the...

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11. 04. 2014
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Russia invaded Crimea and these U.S. energy companies made a killing

Source: resource investor The Energy Report: In a recent Daily Resource Update, you wrote a piece called, “Here’s How Russia’s Invasion of Crimea Could Benefit Some U.S. Oil Companies,” and it wasn’t the oil producing companies I assumed...

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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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11. 04. 2014
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The ‘gendarme’ of Africa: France’s hard lessons

Source: blouin news This week marked the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which left an estimated 800,000 people dead. For France, still coming to terms with its inaction during the conflict, the grim...

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10. 04. 2014
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UN to send 10,000 troops into Central African Republic

Source: Malta Today The 15-member United Nations (UN) Security Council has unanimously approved the creation of a peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic to try to end violence between Christians and Muslims...

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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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10. 04. 2014
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U.S. military seeks ties with Mongolia as a counterweight to Russia and China

Source: Channel News Asia Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel Thursday endorsed stronger military ties with Mongolia as it seeks a US partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours Russia and China. Hagel and...

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09. 04. 2014
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Mena region ‘strategically well-placed’ to supply world with energy

            Source: Zawya   Mena region is “strategically well-placed” to supply the world with energy, especially the ever-expanding Asian oil and gas demand centre, said Opec secretary-general Abdalla...

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09. 04. 2014
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Japan, U.S. must deter ‘creeping aggression’ at sea

            Source: Japan News [...] These same capabilities could be just as easily used by our friends and allies around the world to better defend their sovereignty. That...

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09. 04. 2014
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SACEUR: U.S. troops may be sent to E. Europe over Ukraine

Source: AP NATO’s top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe...

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09. 04. 2014
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Afghans ‘Thought UK Troops Worked With Taliban, Warlords, Militias’

  Source: Yahoo/Sky News The British campaign in Helmand was so riddled with contradictions that many Afghans concluded they were in league with the Taliban, according to new research. The research was paid...

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08. 04. 2014
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The other flashpoints around the globe about to boil over

                  Source: Popular Mechanics Sweden War fears have gripped Sweden. This week, the head of counterintelligence for the Swedish security service, called Säpo, accused Russia...

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08. 04. 2014
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Meet the Americans Who Put Together the Coup in Kiev

        Source: Reader Supported News Steve Weissman If the US State Department’s Victoria Nuland had not said “Fuck the EU,” few outsiders at the time would have heard of Ambassador...

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08. 04. 2014
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Syrian insurgents acquire TOW missiles

            Source: IHS Jane’s 360 Syrian insurgents have released the first videos showing them using US-made M220-series TOW heavy anti-tank weapon systems, indicating that a state sponsor is...

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07. 04. 2014
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Russia has intensified its espionage efforts in Sweden to include war preparations, Swedish security service Säpo

Source: Local.se Russia has intensified its espionage efforts in Sweden to include war preparations, Swedish security service Säpo warned on Monday.  ”The most serious threat we see right now is war preparations,” Säpo chief...

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06. 04. 2014
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The New Grand Game: Struggle for the domination and influence over the Caspian region, its vast natural resources and transportation routes

              Source: the malaysian insider Once considered as the Russian inner lake, the Caspian has presented itself as an open/high sea of opportunities literally overnight – not only...

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06. 04. 2014
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Obama’s Redline, Erdoğan’s False Flag and the Rat Line Channel Highway into Syria

            Source: London Review of Books Seymour M. Hersh [...] The full extent of US co-operation with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar in assisting the rebel opposition in...

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05. 04. 2014
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Most powerful militaries in Africa

Source: Tribune.ng Numbers reflect each country’s power index, derived from a unique algorithm developed by GFP. A perfect score is a 0.0000. The lower the number, the stronger the military, and bonuses and...

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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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US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017 to rival China in Asia-Pacific, not North Korea

            Source: AP The U.S. will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean...

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04. 04. 2014
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HUMINT: The secrets of Unit 504

Source: israel hayom Being a member of Unit 504 is not for the faint of heart • This field interrogation unit gleans tactical, real-time information that changes battle plans and, most importantly, saves the...

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04. 04. 2014
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Airbridge transporting jihadis from Jordan to Turkey

Source: al-akhbar Turkey is not alone in supporting jihadis in the battles in Latakia’s northern countryside. Recent information revealed the existence of an airbridge between Jordan and Turkey, transporting jihadis after they are...

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04. 04. 2014
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Next Afghan president will face a battle for control of nation’s mineral wealth

Source: SCMP [...] “There is a shadow state within the state that is capturing the economy, the military power, political power and the social base,” says Javed Noorani, researcher with Integrity Watch Afghanistan...

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Hailstorm -Secret military device lets Oakland deputies track cellphones

Source: Detroit News Pontiac— Oakland County commissioners asked no questions last March before unanimously approving a cellphone tracking device so powerful it was used by the military to fight terrorists. Now, though, some...

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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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03. 04. 2014
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Afghanistan’s Coming Military Coup?

              Source: Council on Foreign Relations [...] ANATOMY OF A COUP The biggest long-term danger to democracy in Afghanistan is not the Taliban but the Afghan army...

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03. 04. 2014
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Real-time target intelligence: Marine Corps banks on hand-held tech for its new crisis-response

Source: Marine Corp Times The Marine Corps is testing hand-held tablet computers designed to give ground troops real-time target intelligence while en route to a raid point, and officials say the technological leap will...

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