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Iraqi Shi’ite militias use hit lists to pick off foes

On August 1, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Reuters Iraqi Shi’ite militias have drawn up hit lists of suspected Sunni insurgents to be kidnapped, executed and hung in public, security and police officials said, raising the stakes in a sectarian...

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The Xingjiangistan Connection

On July 30, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Foreign Policy hen the Pakistani army launched its campaign in the militant-riddled tribal region North Waziristan in June, it was tempting to attribute the operation to U.S. pressure. For many years, Washington...

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Marine Recon Tries New Detachment Concept

On July 30, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Military The first Marines taking part in the “Force Recon Detachment Concept” are deploying with Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Expeditionary Unit, with the hope that the change helps the elite force do...

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Army Ranger Wing of the Republic of Ireland Military Forces

On July 30, 2014 by stratagem

Source: State of Guns The purity of our hearts, the strength of our limbs and the commitment to our promise. This is the motto of the Army Ranger Wing and it is inscribed on their flag....

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The Spike Missile: A Look at Israel’s Elite Defender

On July 30, 2014 by stratagem

Source: JSpace News As the conflict continues between Hamas in Gaza and the Israel Defense Forces, and the casualties mount, we are taking a closer look at some of the weaponry used in...

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‘Strategic Agility’: Behind The Air Force’s New 30-Year Plan

On July 30, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Breaking Defense This afternoon, the Air Force released a new strategy for “Strategic Agility,” the culmination of months of research to create an overarching framework to forecast the capabilities the US Air Force...

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Latin America’s military is making a comeback

On July 29, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Inside Costa Rica …Across Latin America, the military is flexing its muscles once again and taking on more central roles in society, including in ways that experts warn are posing subtler risks...

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Corps assembles next crisis response task force in Middle East

On July 28, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Army Times The Marine Corps is preparing to dispatch its second task force designed specifically for crisis response — this time to the Middle East in order to position for rapid response...

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Full UK Battle Group To Join Poland Exercise

On July 28, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Sky News A “full battle group” of 1,350 personnel is to be sent to Poland as part of a Nato exercise to reassure Eastern European allies. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon confirmed the...

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Pentagon lost track of more than 40% of the weapons sent to Afghanistan

On July 27, 2014 by stratagem

Editor’s Note: One thought comes to mind –> Free Syrian Army, Al Nusra Front and ISIS. Related Article: PENTAGON IS SENDING ARTILLERY, ARMORED VEHICLES AND DIFFERENT WEAPONS SYSTEMS FROM AFGHANISTAN TO THE REBEL GROUPS...

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U.S. military needs better technologies for subterranean operations

On July 27, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Defense Update Tunnels warfare is not new, in fact it has been part of military history since ancient times, through the 20th century. but has been abandoned by modern military with the...

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U.S. Army Looks to 3D Print Warheads

On July 27, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: 3D Prints There are so many amazing uses for 3D printing which have emerged over the last couple of years. From 3D printed medical models which have already saved numerous lives, to 3D printed prosthetics wwhich...

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MIDDLE EAST MILITARY BUILD-UP: Is the U.S. Prepping for war?

On July 27, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Kimberly Dvorak San Diego 6 News After more than 14 years of continuous war in Afghanistan and Iraq, not to mention supporting insurgencies in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Syria, the U.S. departs in...

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Israeli Special Forces Maglan Unit (Unit 212) operating behind enemy lines and deep in Hamas territory

On July 26, 2014 by stratagem
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Editor’s Note: Hamas Guerrilla Units are no match to Maglan Units technologies and heavy weapons Source: Jerusalem Post Operating behind enemy lines, unit has destroyed series of high-quality Hamas targets; Source: Hamas cells...

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Russian Blackwater: Moscow PMCs will be licensed and controlled by the FSB

On July 26, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: moskprf.ru The Russian government is working on a plan for the establishment of private security forces. It is assumed that these non-state actors will be involved in politically sensitive situations  Russian lawmakers and military...

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Lebanon Deploys Troops to Halt Syrian Jihadist Spillover

On July 26, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: VOA Lebanese security forces say a tip from U.S. intelligence agencies enabled them to pre-empt an assault planned by Syrian jihadists on predominantly Shi’ite Muslim villages in the Bekaa Valley. The intelligence...

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Dutch Defense Sends Special Forces of Korps Commandotroepen to Eastern Ukraine

On July 25, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Dutch News | Telegraaf The Netherlands is poised to send its most elite soldiers to secure the crash site of Malaysian Airways MH17, the Telegraaf reports on Friday. The paper says all...

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