Northern Fleet’s New Arctic Base: Missiles and manpower to protect offshore oil and gas resources

Source: Barents Observer The Northern Fleet is sending soldiers and firepower to the New Siberian Islands, Russia’s new base location in the Russian east Arctic. Fleet Head Commander Vladimir Korolyov this week inspected personnel and equipment ahead of a major shipment… Continue Reading

The wars that really are about the oil

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 revolution in oil and gas production made… Continue Reading

Declassified CIA Report Reveals Friction Between US And Canada Over Arctic Sovereignty, Harper Orders Troops to Defend the North Pole Against Russian Dominion

Source: IB Times A report that has been declassified by the U.S. CIA has revealed the battle on sovereignty over the Arctic region has caused a friction in the relations between the U.S. and Canada…. In the August 1993 declassified… Continue Reading

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

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 of the world’s largest untapped reserves. And… Continue Reading

Canadian Military Forces developing networks of weapon and equipment hubs throughout the Arctic

Source: Ottawa Citizen The Canadian Forces will develop a network of sites throughout the Arctic in order to stockpile equipment if needed and move troops and gear quickly into the region in case of emergency, according to documents obtained by the Citizen.… Continue Reading

Colombia heightens military presence to secure eastern war zone

Editor’s Note: Resource Wars: Oil pipelines and mining operations Source: Columbia Reports The Colombian government is bolstering its military presence in eastern Colombia after months of escalating hostilities and rebel attacks, including Tuesday’s bombing of a major oil pipeline, according to official reports. Colombia’s national police are working with the… Continue Reading

Oil a key motive for U.S. air strikes in Iraq

Source: SF Gate This week’s U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq are being accompanied with an undertow of “it’s all about oil” talk. Take for example, Columbia School of Journalism Dean Steve Coll’s observation in the New Yorker, that “Obama’s defense… 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

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

Battle for Syria gas field after ISIS execute hundreds

  Editor’s Note:For the meantime , the Iranian Qud forces and Peshmerga forces have halted ISIS’s advance eastward. With millions of dollars of CIA donated and captured U.S. military equipment/weapons ISIS will spark new military operations and atrocities in Syria. Killing innocent people caught up in the middle of a… Continue Reading

Should U.S. Act Unilaterally To Protect The Smaller Nations Of The South China Sea?

Source: Forbes The Philippines, Vietnam and the United States would benefit by more aggressively defending 200-mile exclusive economic zones in the South China Sea, including through unilateral military measures. If unanswered by significant and proportional military response with an economic cost… Continue Reading