financial warfare

How The Future of Warfare is Financial War

On August 20, 2014 by stratagem

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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NATO build-up:Pentagon Deploys Fighter Jets to Bulgaria

On August 18, 2014 by stratagem

Source: Military.com The Pentagon is sending a dozen fighter planes and nearly 200 personnel to Bulgaria for a training exercise as violence in Ukraine continues to claim civilian lives. The 493rd Fighter Squadron out of...

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NATO: We Need to Be Ready for Armed military personnel without sovereign insignia, who create unrest, occupy government buildings, incite local populations, train and provide tactical advice to separatists

On August 17, 2014 by stratagem

Editor’s Note: Not if, but when unrest spreads across the streets of America, will the Washington Elites and Pentagon echelon move forward with military operations against “Armed military personnel without sovereign insignia, who create...

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600 U.S.-based soldiers will deploy to Europe

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Army Times About 600 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will rotate into Europe in October as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas,...

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Ukraine’s Broke Military Is Underpaid and Undertrained

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Business Week A group of men and a few women clad in neat, matching camouflage uniforms and combat boots walk through an airport, presumably on their way to the front. As the...

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Serbian mercenaries fighting in eastern Ukraine

On August 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: DW An unruly beard, army fatigues and an automatic weapon are part of Bratislav Zivkovic’s image. The 39-year-old is the leader of the Serb Chetnik militia in eastern Ukraine. He was in...

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Russia plans to modernise paratrooper unit

On August 12, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Russia and India Report A new role for Airborne Troops The mission statement for Airborne Troops is completely different to that of the Marine Corps. The Russian troops are focused on sabotage...

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Germany Is Building a European Army Before Your Eyes

On August 11, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: The Trumpet The Dutch army is made up of three brigades, plus support staff and Special Forces. On June 12, one of those brigades, the 11th Airmobile, officially joined the German army. This was the...

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Russian Arctic island to serve as base for military transport planes

On August 11, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Russia and India Report A Russian Arctic aerodrome will be upgraded to receive Ilyushin Il-76 heavy military transport planes, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, Col.-General Viktor Bondarev said on Monday. Plans...

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Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of invasion pretext

On August 11, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Reuters President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion. With Ukraine...

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Russian bombers increase flights near U.S. airspace

On August 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: USA Today For the second time since June, Russian nuclear bombers escorted by fighter jets have flown near U.S. and Canadian airspace around Alaska in recent days, prompting precautionary intercepts by American...

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Russia to create rapid reaction force as relations with West get strained

On August 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Itar Tass Russia’s airborne troops are expected to double in strength and be fundamentally rearmed over five years to come to eventually serve as the backbone of a rapid reaction force, as...

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Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and veg in sanctions response

On August 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: euro news Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western...

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NATO: Russia Could Use Peacekeeping Mission as Excuse to Invade Ukraine

On August 6, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Moscow Times Russia has amassed about 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s eastern border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian or peacekeeping mission to invade, NATO said Wednesday. Stating the conflict in Ukraine was fuelled by Russia, NATO said...

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Vladimir Putin signs historic $20bn oil deal with Iran to bypass Western sanctions

On August 6, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Farsnews Under the terms of a five-year accord, Russia would help Iran organise oil sales as well as “cooperate in the oil-gas industry, construction of power plants, grids, supply of machinery, consumer goods...

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Russian Navy unveils counterpart to American P-8 Poseidon aircraft

On August 2, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Russia Beyond The Headlines On July 15, Russia’s Northern Fleet acquired a new plane – the Ilyushin Il-38 anti-submarine plane. The aircraft, designed to hunt down and destroy enemy submarines, is equipped...

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U.S. Plans To Train, Arm Ukraine National Guard In 2015

On August 1, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Huffington Post The Obama administration has notified Congress of its plans to train and arm the Ukrainian national guard next year, the Pentagon said on Friday, as Washington continues to intensify its...

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