05. 04. 2014
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US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017 to rival China in Asia-Pacific, not North Korea

            Source: AP The U.S. will deploy two additional ballistic missile defense destroyers to Japan by 2017 as part of an effort to bolster protection from North Korean...

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17. 03. 2014
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U.S. Navy SEALs Take Control of Oil Tanker Hijacked in Libya

                Source: NYT United States Navy commandos seized a fugitive oil tanker in the Mediterranean waters southeast of Cyprus on Monday morning, thwarting an attempt by...

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09. 03. 2014
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Mapping North Korea’s Military: What Is The Korean People’s Army Capable Of

                Source: IBT The U.S. Department of Defense released an in-depth report on North Korea’s military, breaking down a lot of previously unknown information about the...

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08. 03. 2014
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Tripoli deploys troops as East Libya exports oil

Source: World Bulletin A group of armed protesters who have been seizing oil ports in eastern Libya said on Saturday they had started exporting oil, with their first shipment going to a North...

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18. 01. 2014
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North Korea’s Rare Earths Could be Game Changer

  Source: VOA A recent geological study indicates North Korea could hold some 216 million tons of rare earths, minerals used in electronics such as smartphones and high definition televisions. If verified, the...

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07. 01. 2014
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Asia-Pacific Pivot: U.S. Army to deploy mechanized infantry battalion to S. Korea

Source: Yonhap News The U.S. Army will deploy a mechanized infantry battalion made up of advanced battle tanks to South Korea to bolster defense on the peninsula as part of a rotational force,...

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24. 12. 2013
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The Global Conflicts|Hot Spots to Watch in 2014

The Global Conflicts|Hot Spots to Watch in 2014

Source: The Atlantic As South Sudan, the world’s newest country, veers dangerously close to ethnic civil war, we’re already getting a glimpse of the international crises that could greet us in the new year. Now...

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25. 09. 2013
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RAND: Doomsday scenario plan would divide North Korea

RAND: Doomsday scenario plan would divide North Korea

Source: BBC It sounds like a doomsday scenario drawn up by strategists at the height of the Cold War. Chinese armies move south into the Korean peninsula and collide with American and South...

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21. 08. 2013
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Japan likely to mull pre-emptive strike ability in defence update

Japan likely to mull pre-emptive strike ability in defence update

Source: Yahoo/Reuters Japan is likely to start considering acquiring the ability to launch pre-emptive military strikes in an update of its basic defense policies, the latest step away from the constraints of its...

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09. 07. 2013
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Glimpse Inside Air-Sea Battle: Nukes, Cyber At Its Heart

Glimpse Inside Air-Sea Battle: Nukes, Cyber At Its Heart

Source: Breaking Defense PENTAGON: In intellectual terms, Air-Sea Battle is the biggest of the military’s big ideas for its post-Afghanistan future. But what is it, really? It’s a constantly evolving concept for high-tech, high-intensity conflict that touches...

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24. 04. 2013
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The Geopolitical Powderkegs Most Likely to Start the Next Major War

The Geopolitical Powderkegs Most Likely to Start the Next Major War

Source: IO9 Predicting future conflicts is not easy, especially considering that social unrest and dramatic political changes can happen at virtually any time. But world-altering events don’t unfold in a vacuum — it’s...

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14. 04. 2013
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US missile destroyers, anti-ballistic missile system in position

US missile destroyers, anti-ballistic missile system in position

Source: mvariety THE United States continues to remain vigilant in the wake of North Korea’s ratcheting up its threats against U.S. allies and territories in the Pacific. The Pentagon has maintained its proactive approach...

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10. 04. 2013
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Korea is the focus, but this crisis is all about disputed islands and the security of oil supplies

Korea is the focus, but this crisis is all about disputed islands and the security of oil supplies

Source: Guardian The “crisis” on the 38th parallel has little to do with the two Koreas: it’s about oil and gas for China, the prelude to an energy grab that will safeguard the expansion of...

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08. 04. 2013
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China conducts live-fire military drills near North Korean border

China conducts live-fire military drills near North Korean border

Source: WT China’s military and defense ministry on Sunday confirmed that military forces in a border region near North Korea conducted live-fire drills amid tensions between North Korea and the United States. The Pentagon, meanwhile, canceled a planned...

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16. 02. 2013
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Secret U.S. military flights carried officials, equipment to N. Korea

Secret U.S. military flights carried officials, equipment to N. Korea

Source: Asahi Senior U.S. administration officials held secret talks in North Korea on at least three occasions in 2011 and 2012, The Asahi Shimbun has learned. Although the visits had potential implications for...

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06. 02. 2013
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S. Korea pushes for deployment of military spy satellites to strengthen surveillance capabilities

S. Korea pushes for deployment of military spy satellites to strengthen surveillance capabilities

Source: Yonhap News The South Korean military is pushing to deploy spy satellites to strengthen its surveillance of North Korea, a senior military official said Wednesday, in light of growing missile and nuclear threats...

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29. 01. 2013
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New arms race in East Asia

New arms race in East Asia

Source: JP Times The United States and its allies are in the midst of a major expansion of missile defenses in East Asia and the western Pacific. The planned network is designed to...

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23. 01. 2013
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Japan to launch spy satellite to monitor North Korea

Japan to launch spy satellite to monitor North Korea

Source: Business Line Japan is to launch a new spy satellite on Sunday to strengthen its monitoring capabilities amid concern that North Korea may carry out more missile and nuclear tests. A rocket carrying a...

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18. 12. 2012
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More US troops in Asia if China unable to contain North Korea: report

More US troops in Asia if China unable to contain North Korea: report

Source: Want China Times More American troops will be deployed to the Asia-Pacific region if China remains unable or unwilling to rein in the actions of North Korea, according to an article published...

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18. 08. 2012
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Kim warns troops to prepare for ‘sacred war’ during US-South Korea exercises

Kim warns troops to prepare for ‘sacred war’ during US-South Korea exercises

North Korean leader Kim Jong Untold his troops to be vigilant during upcoming training exercises between South Korea and the United States, saying they should be ready to lead a “sacred war,” state...

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28. 05. 2012
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US special forces on the ground in North Korea, says American commander

US special forces on the ground in North Korea, says American commander

Source: The Hill Members of U.S. special forces are on the ground in North Korea, gathering intelligence on the country’s network of clandestine military bases near its border with the South. Brig. Gen....

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01. 05. 2012
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Pentagon is planning ‘contingency’ for Iran and North Korea

Pentagon is planning ‘contingency’ for Iran and North Korea

Source: Washington Times   The U.S. military is discussing significant changes in its war plans to adhere to President Obama’s new strategic guidance that downplays preparing for conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan,...

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