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The wars that really are about the oil

On August 30, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Xi Jinping urges China’s military to create ‘information warfare’ strategy

On August 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: SMCP President Xi Jinping has said China would spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for “information warfare” as the country embarked on military reform, state...

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Chinese interceptions of U.S. military planes could intensify due to submarine base

On August 28, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Euro News One Chinese naval officer has advice for fighter pilots intercepting U.S. surveillance planes in the wake of an incident over the South China Sea last week that Washington condemned as...

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China Devouring Raw Materials: To Spend $300m on 17,000 Acre Ugandan Farm

On August 27, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Frontiers/WSJ China’s Sichuan provincial department of agriculture plans to invest up to $300 million to boost production of several agricultural commodities in Uganda, officials said Wednesday. Sichuan plans to open up a...

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China’s “Nine-Dash Line” Advance Spurs Indonesian Military Shift to Remote Gas-Rich Islands

On August 25, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters They know Natuna is quite a prize. Its fish-rich waters are routinely plundered by foreign trawlers. Lying just inside its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone is the East Natuna gas field, one...

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China vs US – superpower standoff in Africa

On August 22, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: New Zealand herald As Muammar Gaddafi’s regime began to unravel in 2011, amid chaotic fighting between Libya’s military and rebels, foreign nations rushed to withdraw their citizens. The rescued included about 35,000...

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India plans US$10bn mountain strike corps to counter China

On August 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Want China Times India is building a new 620-billion-rupee (US$10 billion) mountain strike corps to counter China along the China-India border in the northeastern part of the country, according to a report...

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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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China working to dominate sea routes as US loses interest

On August 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Gulf News The oceans will be the world’s 21st century battlefields as new and old economic powers will struggle to dominate the maritime trade routes along which 90 per cent of global...

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North Korea Redeploys Tanks, Troops, Weapons From DMZ To China Border

On August 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ChinaTopix North Korea has redeployed dozens of tanks from the South Korean Demilitarized Zone to the Chinese border, reports from South Korea said Wednesday. South Korean sources speculated the movement of tanks,...

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Dempsey Favors Building Vietnamese Naval Capabilities

On August 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Vietnam’s weapons embargo will be lifted by the United States in preparation to use Vietnam as an ally to contain China’s encroachment into the South China Sea. Source: Department of Defense...

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China Outsources Dirty Work to U.S. Military

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Bloomberg View There’s very little that the Chinese government likes less than the projection of U.S. military power. The reasons range widely — from a general distaste for the U.S. meddling outside...

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25 year Agreement w/ Australia: Thousands of US troops, warplanes and the global ballistic missile shield

On August 11, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Channel News Asia ustralia and the United States will sign a 25-year deal allowing 2,500 US Marines and air force personnel to train Down Under, Defence Minister David Johnston said on Monday...

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US shows commitment to Pacific-Asia region as B-2s deploy to Guam

On August 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Stars and Stripes Three U.S.-based B-2 bombers will fly training missions out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, this month, according to Pacific Air Forces. The bombers deployed to Guam on Wednesday,...

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China to ship in 5,000 foreign workers for the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway project

On August 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: The Star China Road and Bridge Corporation will bring in 5,000 workers to work on the standard gauge railway, Kenya Railways MD has said. The works on the 609km railway is expected...

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Defense paper: China maneuvers ‘coercive’

On August 6, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Japan News Japan’s defense white paper for 2014 expressed the country’s greater-than-ever concerns about China, which is expanding its maritime presence, and North Korea, which has not ceased its nuclear and ballistic...

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Africanistan -The New Scramble for Africa

On August 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Al Jazeera Youtube Described by many as the ‘new scramble for Africa’, the US, China and other nations are attempting to consolidate their grip on Africa’s natural resources and its growing consumer class....

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