24. 04. 2014
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The Real Winner of the Afghan War Is This Shady Military Contractor

        Source: Daily beast The State Department paid out $4 billion to rebuild Afghanistan. Some $2.5 billion of that went to a single firm with a bad, bad past. For...

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23. 04. 2014
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Pentagon is using environmental monitoring satellites to plan and shape its warfighting capabilities

      Source: ISN/Small Wars Journal   The Department of Defense (DOD) currently uses several satellite constellations to remotely monitor the environment. One of DOD’s primary interests in environmental monitoring is detecting...

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22. 04. 2014
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This Map Shows Why the US Is Critical to China’s Energy Needs

          Source: IO9 In recent years, China has awakened to a growing dilemma. The country is increasingly dependent on energy imported through maritime straits that are kept secure by...

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20. 04. 2014
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Moscow moves into Kyrgyz energy as US pulls troops from Bishkek base

Source: Global Times Although the International Security Assistance Force still has time until the end of 2014 to leave Afghanistan, US troops have already started to withdraw from neighboring Central Asia. Earlier this...

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15. 04. 2014
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EU Agrees to Train Mali Police, Extends Army Training Mission

            Source: Voice of America The European Union agreed on Tuesday to send civilian advisers to train and advise Mali’s police while extending by two years a mission...

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14. 04. 2014
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The EU’s Covert Military Satellite Program

                    Source: The Trumpet The EU launched its Sentinel-1a satellite from French Guiana on April 3 as it began the rollout of its advanced fleet of Earth-monitoring...

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12. 04. 2014
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Marine Corps wants crisis response unit in Western Africa

Editor’s Note:  The increased clandestine military operations and interventions by multiple nations is difficult to quantify. Long term, West Africa will become a strategical chessboard played by many actors along with multi-regional conflicts...

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12. 04. 2014
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Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces

              Source: Reuters Armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an “act of...

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11. 04. 2014
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Russia invaded Crimea and these U.S. energy companies made a killing

Source: resource investor The Energy Report: In a recent Daily Resource Update, you wrote a piece called, “Here’s How Russia’s Invasion of Crimea Could Benefit Some U.S. Oil Companies,” and it wasn’t the oil producing companies I assumed...

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11. 04. 2014
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China Creates Elite Anti-Terror Unit “Falcon Commando”

Source: China Topix China formally creates a police brigade, special elite unit called the “Falcon Commando,” tasked to respond to any threats of terrorism. President Xi Jinping formally presented the flag which will...

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10. 04. 2014
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UN to send 10,000 troops into Central African Republic

Source: Malta Today The 15-member United Nations (UN) Security Council has unanimously approved the creation of a peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic to try to end violence between Christians and Muslims...

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10. 04. 2014
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Inside the FBI’s Hostage and Rescue Team secret operations with JSOC

          Source: Washington Post The FBI’s transformation from a crime-fighting agency to a counterterrorism organization in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been well-documented. Less widely...

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10. 04. 2014
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U.S. military seeks ties with Mongolia as a counterweight to Russia and China

Source: Channel News Asia Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel Thursday endorsed stronger military ties with Mongolia as it seeks a US partnership as a counterweight to its powerful neighbours Russia and China. Hagel and...

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09. 04. 2014
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SACEUR: U.S. troops may be sent to E. Europe over Ukraine

Source: AP NATO’s top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe...

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04. 04. 2014
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Berlin gives go-ahead for military instructors for Somalia

            Source: DW Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, have been training Somali soldiers since 2010, but up until now the training has taken place not in Somalia, but...

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03. 04. 2014
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Pentagon is moving aggressively to establish a “network” of elite American commandos across the globe

Source: Defense News The Pentagon is moving aggressively to establish a “network” of elite American commandos across the globe as part of its changing strategy to combat al-Qaida cells in places like North Africa....

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01. 04. 2014
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Brzezinski: EU can be a world power with victory in Ukraine

Source: deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten Translated Maybe it is the EU’s claim to be a world power after the previous engagement in Ukraine. The current crisis and the subsequent confrontation with Russia was in any event triggered by...

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01. 04. 2014
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Encircle Russia and Energy Security: NATO plans stronger military ties with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Moldova

            Source: armradio.am NATO wants to strengthen its influence in the East Europe, the German Der Spiegel writes. According to the paper, the new “ice age” between the West and Russia has...

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29. 03. 2014
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800 American troops on new crisis response mission in Africa

Source: ENCA The US military is increasing its presence in Africa through an elite crisis response unit. Based in the Horn of Africa, the unit is designed to protect US embassies, facilities and...

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29. 03. 2014
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lawyers say FBI tried to recruit Tamerlan as an informant

Editor’s Note: Once again the FBI is intimately involved with recruiting and coercing people into bombing innocent people to promote fear based propaganda on the American people. The FBI’s job is to stop terrorism...

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28. 03. 2014
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Baltic States seek NATO boots on the ground

Source: Deutsche Welle Russia’s annexation of Crimea has prompted a radical shake-up of how the Baltic States are thinking about their defense needs. Events in Ukraine are bringing back memories of the 50-year-long Soviet Union...

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28. 03. 2014
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Oil battle looms in divided Libya

Source: LFPRESS The Red Wadi (Wadi al Ahmar) lies a bit to the west of the old Roman border between Tripolitania and Cyrenaica, but if Libya splits in two it will serve quite...

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28. 03. 2014
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Singapore: Small state, big weapons buyer

  Source: Al Jazeera Singapore’s determination to remain independent has fuelled military expansionism – but in a fast-changing global security environment, the militarised city-state may be forced to take sides. “Our immediate part...

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27. 03. 2014
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Western Sahara Conflict Threatens Security in North Africa

Source: Sahara News The Western Sahara conflict is a threat to security in North Africa and the Sahel, according to a report by the British parliament which asserts that the Polisario-controlled camps in...

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25. 03. 2014
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Kiev decides to tame eastern Ukraine by hiring foreign mercenaries

              Source: Itar-Tass Ukrainian authorities plan to attract US private military company Greystone Limited to suppress protest moods of the mostly Russian-speaking population in the east of...

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23. 03. 2014
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Finns, Swedes Weigh NATO Membership

                Source: Defense News Heightened regional tensions, which have grown in the wake of the disputed legality of Crimea’s referendum to join the Russian Federation, have...

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22. 03. 2014
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Japan-China COLD WAR 10 / GSDF unprepared to recapture remote islands

                Editor’s Note: China is no longer a subordinate of any nation. In the region, China is a powerhouse rapidly building up military power and technologies...

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22. 03. 2014
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Russian Forces Seize control of Ukraine’s Last Naval Vessel- U510 Slavutych

          Early Saturday, a group of armed forces commandeered the U510 Slavutych - Bambuk class command and reconnaissance ship, one of the last Ukrainian navy ships in Crimea. Earlier this week,Russian...

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19. 03. 2014
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U.S. Army Team deploys to Libya for Training Mission

          Source: AP/ABC News A small team of soldiers will go into Libya in the coming weeks to begin preparations for a larger U.S. mission to train Libyan troops...

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