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New York State and DHS collecting and archiving tens of millions of records that track vehicle movement

On July 28, 2014 by stratagem

Source: USA Today In a crime-fighting tactic that sets civil libertarians’ teeth on edge, police in Monroe County and other urban counties across New York state are collecting and archiving tens of millions...

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

On July 23, 2014 by stratagem
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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...

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New-version battle maps distributed to PLA troop units

On July 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ECNS A batch of new-version paper-made battle maps with a scale of 1:50,000 obtained by a motorized infantry brigade under the Lanzhou Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army...

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More U.S. Companies Use Chinese Currency Renminbi for Settling Transactions

On July 19, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Treasury and Risk Among U.S. companies that do business in China, the proportion settling transactions in renminbi (RMB) has nearly doubled in the past year. The United States still lags behind some European nations, but...

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Military Organization 3PLA Is Tasked With Monitoring Worldwide Electronic Information

On July 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: WSJ From mountains near Beijing, China’s version of the U.S. National Security Agency monitors Russia and tracks missiles. Its military experts analyze Internet phone calls on an island dubbed China’s Hawaii, and...

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Chinese Oil Embargo Paralyzes N.Korean Army

On July 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ChoSun Ilbo The North Korean military is experiencing a dire fuel shortage due to a Chinese oil embargo that has lasted for five months. “Military units are making do without vehicles during...

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China to re-open Somalia embassy

On June 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: capital fm China will re-open its embassy in strife-torn Somalia after a 23-year absence, it said Monday, as Beijing extends its diplomatic and resources push into Africa. Beijing and Mogadishu established diplomatic ties...

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USMC Sea-Based Strategy: Eliminate Iwo Jima Beach Assaults – Outmaneuver Chinese Anti-Ship Missiles

On June 27, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Stars and Stripes Although the Marine Corps intends to go back to its amphibious roots, don’t expect to see any epic beach assaults like those of previous eras, the Marine in charge of...

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Myanmar plans JF-17 production

On June 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Burma Times The Government of Myanmar is planning to acquire technologies from China and Pakistan to build JF-17 multirole combat aircraft at its own aircraft factory to boost its Air Force. If...

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Gazprom strategy: swapping dollar bonds for gas pipelines

On June 22, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: VOR After the new contract between Gazprom and CNPC was signed, the western media was quick to claim that Russia’s gas giant would not be able to fund the pipeline needed to...

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IMSI Catcher

IMSI catcher: Eavesdropping Equipment Sucks All Data Off Your Phone

On June 22, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Newsweek Call it the “IMSI catcher” war, with the acronym standing for International Mobile Subscriber Identity. Every device that communicates with a cell tower—mobile phone, smartphone or tablet—has one. What StingRay (manufactured...

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Mountain Strike Corps

Raison d’etre Mountain Strike Corps: Shift Forces From China to Pakistan Without Leaving Exploitable Gaps

On June 21, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Asia Tribune The Mountain Strike Corps of two independent infantry divisions and two independent armoured brigades – a total of about 80,000 men– has raised questions as wide-ranging as the one by...

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U.S. Army College’s Strategic Studies Institute: China is India’s main security concern

On June 19, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: ENI India’s main security concern now is an assertive China, which does not acknowledge its status as a global player, and not the increasingly decrepit state of Pakistan, according to an American...

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US ready to give India special role in Asia-Pacific strategic policy

On June 18, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: It is not mentioned in the article, but the U.S. is seeking ties with India to form a military counterweight to China Source: First Post The United States is ready to give a...

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Chinese army think-tank says Arctic energy would help economy

On June 18, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters UK Oil and gas resources in the Arctic are an important resource to guaranteeChina‘s sustained economic growth and the country should actively look at developing it, state media on Wednesday cited...

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U.N. Peacekeepers to Protect China’s Oil Interests in South Sudan

On June 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Foreign Policy [...] In South Sudan, the investment is indeed paying dividends — for China. Last month, Beijing quietly secured a deal that will put the U.N.’s famed blue helmets to work...

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China has far more at stake in Iraq than America

On June 15, 2014 by stratagem
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  Source: Forbes   If Anyone Bombs Iraq, Shouldn’t It Be China? [...] The Chinese, on the other hand, would have a much harder time if Iraq’s 3.7% of global production suddenly went...

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