U.S. military wants multi-purpose missile defence sensors in Canadian Arctic

Source: CTV News American military officials have shed some light on what Canada could contribute to the missile-defence program should it choose to join after a decade spent on the sidelines. Several conversations with high-ranking U.S. military officers point to… 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

Nato Building 10,000-Strong Force to Counter Russia over Ukraine

Source: Yahoo Nato is reportedly putting together a 10,000-strong force drawn from at least seven countries amid the escalating tensions over Russia and Ukraine. The report comes a day after Ukraine sought to join Nato to deal with the ongoing… Continue Reading

Chinese interceptions of U.S. military planes could intensify due to submarine base

Source: Euro News One Chinese naval officer has advice for fighter pilots intercepting U.S. surveillance planes in the wake of an incident over the South China Sea last week that Washington condemned as dangerous – fly even closer. The comments… 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

Germany Is Building a European Army Before Your Eyes

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 first time ever that European country has… Continue Reading

Russian Arctic island to serve as base for military transport planes

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 are afoot to make the Temp aerodrome… Continue Reading

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

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 United States Army War College, titled “The… Continue Reading

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

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 arms, notably about 40 planes for combat… Continue Reading