Marines to load new prepositioning weapons into Norway caves

Source: Marine Corp Times Climate-controlled caves in Norway will house a new stock of Marine military gear and vehicles in August, and Marines will return unusable equipment to the U.S. The caves are part of the Marine Corps’ global prepositioning… Continue Reading

Djibouti: Obama tactics and American Strategical Military Bases in Africa

Source: Geeska Afrika Public diplomacy and regional strategic partnership news, edited by Nur Kafi, Managing Editor and Publisher. The security situation in Sub-Sahara Africa is as volatile and tenuous; militia groups and militants are in control of significant critical areas… Continue Reading

France’s Armed Forces and DGSE counter-terrorism role in Africa:No more Afghanistans

Source: The Interperter As reported in the international media since mid-July, Operation Barkhane is  essentially a French anti-terrorist combat force of 3000 men, permanently stationed in the African Sahel. It has a centralised command headquartered in Chad and includes heavy arms, notably about 40 planes for combat… Continue Reading

Chinese Think Tank: China hit by Western military moves in Africa

Source: SCMP China’s involvement in Africa will face complications despite pouring in billions in investment and aid because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, a major Chinese think tank says. The Chinese Academy of Social… Continue Reading

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 no longer contain, the Dutch foreign minister… Continue Reading

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 Shabaab, U.S. officials said. The comments are… Continue Reading