20. 04. 2014
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Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies

              Source: India Defence Russian surveillance planes already fly over America, thanks to a long-standing treaty. But a new, ultra-sophisticated spy plane has U.S. military and intelligence...

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20. 04. 2014
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Saudi Arabia Trains Chechens to Operate in Syria: Report

Source: ABNA Syrian Opposition sources and Western analysts agreed that Saudi Arabia has facilitated the recruitment of more than 1,000 Islamist fighters from Russia’s autonomous Chechnya in preparation for being sent to Syria,...

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20. 04. 2014
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The Middle East we must confront in future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money

                Source: Independent Saudi Arabia is giving $3bn – yes, £2bn, and now let’s have done with exchange rates – to the Pakistani government of Nawaz...

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18. 04. 2014
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Japan sends Self-Defense Force to remote island, risks angering China

          Source: UPI Japan has sent 100 members of its Self-Defense Force to its westernmost outpost, an island off the coast of Taiwan and 150 kilometers (93 miles) from...

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18. 04. 2014
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U.S. ground troops going to Poland

          Source: Washington Post Poland and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S. ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence...

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17. 04. 2014
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China ‘Silk Road’ plan to push Indian Ocean ports, trade zones

            Source: Hindu BusinessLine   China’s new initiative to build a “maritime silk road” to boost connectivity between the Asia-Pacific region and the Indian Ocean will prioritise building...

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17. 04. 2014
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Syrian oil plundered by armed groups

          Source: Al Monitor News on the situation of Syria’s northeastern oil fields is not pleasant. Governmental authorities, however, do not have the required tools to change the course of sabotage...

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17. 04. 2014
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Gas pipeline that would bypass Russia gets new push

          Source: Politico The confrontation between Ukraine and Russia is helping to create an opening for another former Soviet state that wants to become a bigger gas supplier to...

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16. 04. 2014
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Plan to Deploy More U.S. Troops in Africa Faces Logistical Hurdles

              Source: National Defense Pentagon officials are finding that greater U.S. military involvement in Africa will be harder than they had imagined. Despite an impressive logistics machine...

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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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15. 04. 2014
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SOFT POWER: Pentagon’s psychological operations, State Department and USAID’s information operations intended to influence local populations

              Source: US News The United States Department of Defense used it recently in Yemen and Pakistan. The U.S. State Department is using it right now in...

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14. 04. 2014
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U.S. advisers train Iraqi special forces to counter spreading Sunni offensive

            Source: World Tribune The United States has been training Iraqi special operations forces to quell the Sunni revolt.Officials said U.S. advisers were training and mentoring Iraqi SOF...

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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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14. 04. 2014
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Why the Sudden Rush Into Africa? It’s the Oil

          Source: The Root Kenya, Libya Uganda and Nigeria are thousands of miles removed from that toilet of European tension known as Ukraine, but as drama unfolds in Eastern...

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13. 04. 2014
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Uganda, with uranium, oil and gas, seeks India’s help

Editor’s Note: Obama/Pentagon deploying 100′s of special operation forces to hunt Joseph Kony or are they setting up a strategic military footprint in Uganda to secure mountains of uranium, oil and gas through clandestine...

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13. 04. 2014
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Army explores sea-basing helos in Asia-Pacific

Source: Military Times The Army is considering certifying some of its attack helicopters to operate from ships — a mission historically conducted by the Marine Corps — as the service looks to broaden...

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12. 04. 2014
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Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

Source: PhilStar/AP The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning,...

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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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Top Marine in Japan: If tasked, we could retake the Senkakus from China

              Source: Stars and Stripes If the Chinese invaded the Senkaku Islands, U.S. Marines in the Pacific could recapture them, the commander of Marines in Japan said...

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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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Marine Corps to create Middle East crisis response unit in 2015

Source: Stars and Stripes The Marine Corps will create a new land-based unit in the Middle East during fiscal 2015, designed to respond to crises in the region, including emergencies at embassies, the...

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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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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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Mena region ‘strategically well-placed’ to supply world with energy

            Source: Zawya   Mena region is “strategically well-placed” to supply the world with energy, especially the ever-expanding Asian oil and gas demand centre, said Opec secretary-general Abdalla...

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09. 04. 2014
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Japan, U.S. must deter ‘creeping aggression’ at sea

            Source: Japan News [...] These same capabilities could be just as easily used by our friends and allies around the world to better defend their sovereignty. That...

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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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06. 04. 2014
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The New Grand Game: Struggle for the domination and influence over the Caspian region, its vast natural resources and transportation routes

              Source: the malaysian insider Once considered as the Russian inner lake, the Caspian has presented itself as an open/high sea of opportunities literally overnight – not only...

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