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

On August 21, 2014 by stratagem
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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,...

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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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Germany demands names of all foreign spies

On August 11, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Asian Age In an unprecedented move, Germany has asked all foreign embassies to disclose the names of their entire intelligence service agents operating in the country, according to a media report. In...

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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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UK troops may return to Afghanistan

On August 6, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Bangkok Post British combat troops could return to Afghanistan if the country once again becomes a haven for terror groups, the head of the army said Monday.  General Sir Peter Wall said...

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Report calls on US military to shift resources away from Korea and Japan

On August 6, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: The Hankyoreh Analysts in the US military are advising the government to scale back its presence in the Asia-Pacific region, including USFK.  A June report from the Strategic Studies Institute at the...

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Cyber Spooks Are in Demand at Investment Banks

On August 5, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: WSJ-DIGITS The financial sector is looking to bolster its ranks in the war against cybercrime. Banks, including JP Morgan, Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch have cyber security intelligence roles currently advertised on their...

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France’s Armed Forces and DGSE counter-terrorism role in Africa:No more Afghanistans

On August 1, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: The Interperter As reported in the international media since mid-July, Operation Barkhane is  essentially a French anti-terrorist combat force of 3000 men, permanently stationed in the African Sahel. It has a centralised command headquartered in Chad and includes heavy...

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The Xingjiangistan Connection

On July 30, 2014 by stratagem
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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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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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Russia Fears Prompt NATO to Look East for HQ

On July 24, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Atlantic Council The shift in posture is being proposed by General Philip Breedlove, Nato’s top commander in Europe. He plans to recommend placing supplies — weapons, ammunition and ration packs — at the...

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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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Operation Barkhane: France reorganizes its 3,000 troops in northwest Africa

On July 17, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Fox News French troops are still in Mali a year and a half after they were sent there for a targeted operation against extremists. And instead of leaving, they’re about to expand...

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IDF’s Gaza assault is to control Palestinian gas, avert Israeli energy crisis

On July 9, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Guardian Yesterday, Israeli defence minister and former Israeli Defence Force (IDF) chief of staff Moshe Ya’alon announced that Operation Protective Edge marks the beginning of a protracted assault on Hamas. The operation “won’t end...

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Is Ukraine’s Soviet-Style Police Force Ready to Be Reformed by an EU Mission?

On July 7, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: The Conversation The political crisis in Ukraine clearly illustrates the formidable challenges faced by the country’s law enforcement institutions. The Berkut, or Golden Eagle, riot police have been disbanded after accusations they were used...

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Israel’s Army Sends Contingent South to Gaza Border

On July 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source:  Jewish Press Lines of tanks, armored personnel carriers and jeeps are moving along roads that were carefully paved smooth earlier this year. Thousands of IDF soldiers already toting their gear are ready,...

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