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Russian Blackwater: Moscow PMCs will be licensed and controlled by the FSB

On July 26, 2014 by stratagem

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

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

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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30,000 Saudi troops deployed to Iraq border

On July 3, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Al Jazeera Saudi Arabia has sent 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers withdrew from the area, Al Arabiya television says. The country aims to guard its 800km border with Iraq,...

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U.S. and Columbia Based Coal Mines ‘funded Colombia paramilitaries’

On June 30, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IOL The Hague – A Dutch non-governmental group on Monday accused two coal mining companies in Colombia’s restive northeast of having sponsored paramilitary groups to protect their business interests. “Between 1996 and...

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Saudi Arabia on Highest Alert as ISIS Terrorists Near Border

On June 28, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: IB Times Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has ordered “all necessary measures” to be implemented to protect his country from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) as the group reaches...

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Dutch and German Troops prepare for new mission in Afghanistan

On June 23, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: volkskrant.nl Netherlands and other Western countries are preparing a new military mission in Afghanistan to prevent the country like Iraq from falling prey to Islamic extremists. The government is considering sending about Hundred soldiers...

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Transneft sets up pipeline security unit after blast in Ukraine

On June 20, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: UPI Russian pipeline company Transneft said Friday it set up a special entity to deal with security for its pipeline infrastructure. Transneft said it will set up 13 separate branches of the security division...

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The Galloping Militarization of Eurasia

On June 18, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Transitions Online Regional Intelligence Neil Melvin- Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula and the deployment of up to 40,000 troops on Ukraine’s border to support the actions of pro-Russian separatist forces have been...

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Kurdish Forces Move in on Disputed Territories

On June 16, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – It took Kurdish Peshmarga fighters less than two days to take full control of not only the oil rich city of Kirkuk, but also most of the...

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China has far more at stake in Iraq than America

On June 15, 2014 by stratagem
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  Source: Forbes   If Anyone Bombs Iraq, Shouldn’t It Be China? [...] The Chinese, on the other hand, would have a much harder time if Iraq’s 3.7% of global production suddenly went...

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SAS and MI6 may be sent in to help Iraqi army

On June 14, 2014 by stratagem
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Source: Telegraph Britain and America were weighing up military options in Iraq tonight ranging from air strikes to the deployment of the SAS as jihadists threatened to engulf Baghdad. Barack Obama said he...

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