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Mali: The Forgotten Uranium War

Source: Yahoo News Excerpt: French interests in SahelFrench support for the MNLA is not surprising, at least not geopolitically. France wants Niger protected from the insurgencies sweeping across the Sahel region, and it...

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Brazilians in Russia Evaluating Air Defense System

Source: Brazzilmag The Ministry of Defense sent to Russia last week a group of nine officials from the Navy, the Army and the Air Force for the evaluation of the Pantsir-S1 air defense...

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US, S Korea set up wartime unit to destroy North’s nukes

Source: Asia One South Korea said Thursday it would create a joint military unit with the United States, as a report suggested the contingent would target North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction if...

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United States planned to gain control over Crimea to clean out the Russian Black Sea fleet

Source: Dialog UA Translated: The idea that the United States through the events of the Ukrainian Maidan planned to gain control over the Crimea and to remove therefrom Russian Black Sea Fleet, expressed...

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AFRICOM set to open second drone base in Niger

Source: Washington Post The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places on Earth: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara. After months of...

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Northern Fleet’s New Arctic Base: Missiles and manpower to protect offshore oil and gas resources

Source: Barents Observer The Northern Fleet is sending soldiers and firepower to the New Siberian Islands, Russia’s new base location in the Russian east Arctic. Fleet Head Commander Vladimir Korolyov this week inspected personnel...

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UK SPECIAL FORCES MOVE INTO LONDON AS GOVT FEARS ‘MUMBAI-STYLE’ TERRORIST SPECTACULAR

  keep calm & carry on Source: Breitbart London could be the scene of a Mumbai-style terrorist “spectacular” if Islamist jihadists get their way, British security chiefs have warned. There is growing concern...

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Ukraine war pulls in foreign fighters

  Source: BBC France Some 20 French citizens have gone to Ukraine to fight on both sides, French public radio station France Info said in a report (in French) on 11 August. Four of them,...

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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...

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30. 08. 2014
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U.S. Army Sees ‘Megacities’ As the Future Battlefield

Source: Defense News When the US Army looks to the future, it sees cities. Dense, sprawling, congested cities where criminal and extremist groups flourish almost undetected by authorities, but who can influence the...

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30. 08. 2014
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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...

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Xi Jinping urges China’s military to create ‘information warfare’ strategy

Source: SMCP President Xi Jinping has said China would spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for “information warfare” as the country embarked on military reform, state...

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30. 08. 2014
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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...

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28. 08. 2014
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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...

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US military to send M-1 Abrams tanks to Eastern Europe for excercise

Source: Yahoo/AFP US Army troops equipped with tanks will head to Eastern Europe soon to reassure NATO allies anxious over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Pentagon officials said Thursday. About 600 troops from the...

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Limited Warfare Is Back

Source: National Interest EUROPE NEEDS to rearm and defend itself to cope with a new military threat. The American security umbrella—in both its conventional and nuclear forms—is no longer adequate, particularly on NATO’s...

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27. 08. 2014
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Declassified CIA Report Reveals Friction Between US And Canada Over Arctic Sovereignty, Harper Orders Troops to Defend the North Pole Against Russian Dominion

Source: IB Times A report that has been declassified by the U.S. CIA has revealed the battle on sovereignty over the Arctic region has caused a friction in the relations between the U.S....

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NATO to develop Eastern European ‘spearhead’

Source: The News Pl “We have something already called the NATO response force whose purpose is to be able to be deployed rapidly if needed. Now it’s our intention to develop what I...

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United Nations ramping up peacekeeper drone surveillance flights

Source:  Al Jazeera Eastern Congo is a testing ground of sorts, as the U.N. tries to streamline its global forces of nearly 100,000 deployed personnel who are grappling with increasingly intractable missions in...

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25. 08. 2014
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China’s “Nine-Dash Line” Advance Spurs Indonesian Military Shift to Remote Gas-Rich Islands

Source: Reuters They know Natuna is quite a prize. Its fish-rich waters are routinely plundered by foreign trawlers. Lying just inside its 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone is the East Natuna gas field, one...

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25. 08. 2014
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U.S. military preps for surveillance flights over Syria

Editor’s Note: Agreed. The Pentagon is preparing for the expansion of airstrikes into Syrian territory. Source: MarketWatch The Pentagon is preparing to send surveillance aircraft, including drones, into Syrian airspace to gather intelligence...

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25. 08. 2014
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Iran Sends Tanks to Iraq to Fight ISIS

Source: War is Boring […] On Aug. 21, Kurdish social media activists published pictures that appear to depict elements of the Iranian 81st Armored Division entering southern Kurdistan via Khaneghein, north of Jalawla....

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22. 08. 2014
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China vs US – superpower standoff in Africa

Source: New Zealand herald As Muammar Gaddafi’s regime began to unravel in 2011, amid chaotic fighting between Libya’s military and rebels, foreign nations rushed to withdraw their citizens. The rescued included about 35,000...

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21. 08. 2014
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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,...

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21. 08. 2014
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India plans US$10bn mountain strike corps to counter China

Source: Want China Times India is building a new 620-billion-rupee (US$10 billion) mountain strike corps to counter China along the China-India border in the northeastern part of the country, according to a report...

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ISIS met with Pro-ISIS Groups in Istanbul Under MİT Protection

Source: aydinlik daily It has come to light that the ISIS terror organization and its supporters planned details of the attack on Mosul in a hotel in Istanbul under the protection of the...

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20. 08. 2014
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China working to dominate sea routes as US loses interest

Source: Gulf News The oceans will be the world’s 21st century battlefields as new and old economic powers will struggle to dominate the maritime trade routes along which 90 per cent of global...

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20. 08. 2014
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North Korea Redeploys Tanks, Troops, Weapons From DMZ To China Border

Source: ChinaTopix North Korea has redeployed dozens of tanks from the South Korean Demilitarized Zone to the Chinese border, reports from South Korea said Wednesday. South Korean sources speculated the movement of tanks,...

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The Rise of Private Military Companies (Part 2/2)

Source: Fair Observer The changing climate of warfare, growing instability and increased globalization have created a market for PMC services. [Read part one here.] The role of private military companies (PMC) ranges from security to training...

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19. 08. 2014
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Wargame to examine the fall of a ‘megacity’

Source: U.S. Army It’s 2035, and a city of more than 10 million people is in a state of crisis plagued by insurgency, internal corruption and struck by a natural disaster in the...

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18. 08. 2014
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NATO build-up:Pentagon Deploys Fighter Jets to Bulgaria

Source: Military.com The Pentagon is sending a dozen fighter planes and nearly 200 personnel to Bulgaria for a training exercise as violence in Ukraine continues to claim civilian lives. The 493rd Fighter Squadron out of...

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18. 08. 2014
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Elite CIA Special Forces Unit Hunt Islamic State ‘Caliph’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Source: IBT An elite US special force unit has been tasked with hunting down the elusive “Caliph” of the Islamic State terror group that continues to cause mayhem across northern Iraq and Syria....

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17. 08. 2014
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NATO: We Need to Be Ready for Armed military personnel without sovereign insignia, who create unrest, occupy government buildings, incite local populations, train and provide tactical advice to separatists

Editor’s Note: Not if, but when unrest spreads across the streets of America, will the Washington Elites and Pentagon echelon move forward with military operations against “Armed military personnel without sovereign insignia, who create...

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16. 08. 2014
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Ukraine Foreign Minister Calls on NATO, EU to Give Military Support

Source: Reuters Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called on NATO and the European Union to provide military support for Ukrainian troops fighting pro-Russian separatists and said the Western military alliance needed to come...

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Dempsey Favors Building Vietnamese Naval Capabilities

Editor’s Note: Vietnam’s weapons embargo will be lifted by the United States in preparation to use Vietnam as an ally to contain China’s encroachment into the South China Sea. Source: Department of Defense...

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US to supply more weapons to Lebanese military over Isis

Source: The Guardian The United States will soon deliver additional weaponry to help bolster the Lebanese military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants amid the fallout from the civil war in...

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600 U.S.-based soldiers will deploy to Europe

Source: Army Times About 600 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will rotate into Europe in October as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas,...

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Ukraine’s Broke Military Is Underpaid and Undertrained

Source: Business Week A group of men and a few women clad in neat, matching camouflage uniforms and combat boots walk through an airport, presumably on their way to the front. As the...

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Serbian mercenaries fighting in eastern Ukraine

Source: DW An unruly beard, army fatigues and an automatic weapon are part of Bratislav Zivkovic’s image. The 39-year-old is the leader of the Serb Chetnik militia in eastern Ukraine. He was in...

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China Outsources Dirty Work to U.S. Military

Source: Bloomberg View There’s very little that the Chinese government likes less than the projection of U.S. military power. The reasons range widely — from a general distaste for the U.S. meddling outside...

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13. 08. 2014
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Colombia heightens military presence to secure eastern war zone

Editor’s Note: Resource Wars: Oil pipelines and mining operations Source: Columbia Reports The Colombian government is bolstering its military presence in eastern Colombia after months of escalating hostilities and rebel attacks, including Tuesday’s bombing of a major oil pipeline, according to official...

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Russia plans to modernise paratrooper unit

Source: Russia and India Report A new role for Airborne Troops The mission statement for Airborne Troops is completely different to that of the Marine Corps. The Russian troops are focused on sabotage...

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Oil a key motive for U.S. air strikes in Iraq

Source: SF Gate This week’s U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq are being accompanied with an undertow of “it’s all about oil” talk. Take for example, Columbia School of Journalism Dean Steve Coll’s observation...

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130 Marines and special operations forces sent to Irbil in Kurdish-controlled territory

Source: Military Times The military has sent 130 advisers to northern Iraq to plan for the evacuation of refugees under siege by Islamic militants, according to a senior Defense Department official. The Marines...

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Marines to load new prepositioning weapons into Norway caves

Source: Marine Corp Times Climate-controlled caves in Norway will house a new stock of Marine military gear and vehicles in August, and Marines will return unusable equipment to the U.S. The caves are...

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11. 08. 2014
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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...

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Germany demands names of all foreign spies

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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C.I.A. supplying weapons to Iraqi Kurds to pushback militants

Editor’s Note:   CIA operators on the ground in the region gathering intelligence and delivering weapons to ISIS fighting in Syria. This is either straight forward blowback or a pre-planned destabilization of the entire region to start...

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French military effort against ISIS ‘should focus on Lebanon’

Source: France 24 France would be better placed supporting efforts against Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS or ISIL) militants in Lebanon rather than on the Kurdish front, specialists told FRANCE...

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25 year Agreement w/ Australia: Thousands of US troops, warplanes and the global ballistic missile shield

Source: Channel News Asia ustralia and the United States will sign a 25-year deal allowing 2,500 US Marines and air force personnel to train Down Under, Defence Minister David Johnston said on Monday...

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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...

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Russia sending aid convoy to Ukraine despite Western warnings of invasion pretext

Source: Reuters President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion. With Ukraine...

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Iraq president snubs al-Maliki, names deputy speaker new PM

Source: Press Herald Iraq’s new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in...

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10. 08. 2014
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Former U.S. Marine in Afghanistan feared commander collaborated with Taliban

Source: ny daily news Michael Golembesky, after making the long, strange trip from hippie pacifist to “9/11 Marine,” went to war in Afghanistan. He returned unsure whether his superiors ever really wanted to win....

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SAS deployed in Iraq: British special forces sent to hunt down Islamist militants

Source: Daily Mirror British special forces teams have deployed to Iraq to help rescue tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the murderous onslaught of Islamic State fighters. Crack SAS and Special Boat Service operators are...

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More than 100 aircraft, 8 ships ready for Iraq air campaign

Source: Navy Times The U.S. has a massive force of ships and aircraft in the Persian Gulf for the air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq. The first airstrikes against the Islamic...

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Obama’s campaign in Iraq could require 15,000 troops

Source: Army Times President Obama says it all the time – no combat troops will return to Iraq. But many experts believe it will be extremely hard to achieve Obama’s newly expanded military mission...

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US continues airstrikes on northern Iraq

Editor’s Note: Airstrikes alone will not neutralize the advance of ISIS.  There needs to be a military airstrike coordination with CIA Special Activities Divisions, Special Forces Units and the locals  on the ground to cut off...

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07. 08. 2014
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Intelligence Source: Turkish Fighter Jets Launched Bombing Strikes on ISIS

Source: Newsweek A former high ranking CIA official in Baghdad tells Newsweek that Turkish jets carried out airstrikes on Islamic State (I.S.) militants threatening Kurdish refugees–an assertion that Ankara denies. The White House, meanwhile, said...

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Russia to create rapid reaction force as relations with West get strained

Source: Itar Tass Russia’s airborne troops are expected to double in strength and be fundamentally rearmed over five years to come to eventually serve as the backbone of a rapid reaction force, as...

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Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and veg in sanctions response

Source: euro news Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western...

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US shows commitment to Pacific-Asia region as B-2s deploy to Guam

Source: Stars and Stripes Three U.S.-based B-2 bombers will fly training missions out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, this month, according to Pacific Air Forces. The bombers deployed to Guam on Wednesday,...

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China to ship in 5,000 foreign workers for the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway project

Source: The Star China Road and Bridge Corporation will bring in 5,000 workers to work on the standard gauge railway, Kenya Railways MD has said. The works on the 609km railway is expected...

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Defense Intelligence Agency Plugs Into Social Media for Intelligence Gathering

Source: WSJ […] For the past 18 months, the U.S. has invested heavily in ways to collect and examine social-media postings on Facebook, Twitter and overseas regional networks as a source of overseas...

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NATO: Russia Could Use Peacekeeping Mission as Excuse to Invade Ukraine

Source: Moscow Times Russia has amassed about 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s eastern border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian or peacekeeping mission to invade, NATO said Wednesday. Stating the conflict in Ukraine was fuelled by Russia, NATO said...

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Defense paper: China maneuvers ‘coercive’

Source: Japan News Japan’s defense white paper for 2014 expressed the country’s greater-than-ever concerns about China, which is expanding its maritime presence, and North Korea, which has not ceased its nuclear and ballistic...

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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...

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Vladimir Putin signs historic $20bn oil deal with Iran to bypass Western sanctions

Source: Farsnews Under the terms of a five-year accord, Russia would help Iran organise oil sales as well as “cooperate in the oil-gas industry, construction of power plants, grids, supply of machinery, consumer goods...

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05. 08. 2014
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U.S. military team in Ukraine to advise on MH17 crash probe

Editor’s Note: When did the Pentagon start deploying survey teams (intelligence officers) to access non-military aircraft crashes?(still no evidence of what actually happened to MH17) This is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operation...

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France to speed up arms for Lebanon

Source: BBC France says that it is to speed up the delivery of weapons to the Lebanese army, as violence from Syria’s conflict threatens to spill over. The army has been fighting and...

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Cyber Spooks Are in Demand at Investment Banks

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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04. 08. 2014
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Egypt and Algeria eyeing military operation in Libya to prevent the rise of ISIS

Editor’s Note: Is it just me or is every terrorists or jihadists organization being re-labeled as ISIS. Before we know it, the Self Defense Forces fighting in Eastern Ukraine will some how or...

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03. 08. 2014
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USAID Deployed Latin Operatives in Anti-Cuba Ploy

Source: CBS12 -Associate Press Fernando Murillo was typical of the young Latin Americans deployed to Cuba by a U.S. agency to work undercover. He had little training in the dangers of clandestine operations...

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Africanistan -The New Scramble for Africa

Source: Al Jazeera Youtube Described by many as the ‘new scramble for Africa’, the US, China and other nations are attempting to consolidate their grip on Africa’s natural resources and its growing consumer class....

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MACHIAVELLI’S 27 RULES OF WAR

Source: War on the Rocks Niccolo Machiavelli is best known for The Prince, his guidebook on ruling an Italian city-state. But for a long time after his death, Machiavelli’s Art of War was better known and more...

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Djibouti: Obama tactics and American Strategical Military Bases in Africa

Source: Geeska Afrika Public diplomacy and regional strategic partnership news, edited by Nur Kafi, Managing Editor and Publisher. The security situation in Sub-Sahara Africa is as volatile and tenuous; militia groups and militants...

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Global Strike Command enhances nuclear strike capability at Guam

Source: Want China Times The United States is enhancing its nuclear strike capability at Guam for a potential confrontation against China in the Far East, the Tokyo-based Sankei Shimbun reported on July 30. General...

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Japan to create SDF space monitoring division by 2019

Editor’s Note: SDF space monitoring unit will be more than keeping tabs on space junk and debris. Japan’s space monitoring unit will be responsible for monitoring all aspects of China’s developing space capabilities. ISR of Chinese...

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Russian Navy unveils counterpart to American P-8 Poseidon aircraft

Source: Russia Beyond The Headlines On July 15, Russia’s Northern Fleet acquired a new plane – the Ilyushin Il-38 anti-submarine plane. The aircraft, designed to hunt down and destroy enemy submarines, is equipped...

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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...

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U.S. Plans To Train, Arm Ukraine National Guard In 2015

Source: Huffington Post The Obama administration has notified Congress of its plans to train and arm the Ukrainian national guard next year, the Pentagon said on Friday, as Washington continues to intensify its...

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Iraqi Shi’ite militias use hit lists to pick off foes

Source: Reuters Iraqi Shi’ite militias have drawn up hit lists of suspected Sunni insurgents to be kidnapped, executed and hung in public, security and police officials said, raising the stakes in a sectarian...

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30. 07. 2014
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Moscow puts neighbors on list of ”aggressor states”

Source: barents observer A group of State Duma representatives is planning to introduce the term ”aggressor state” in Russian legislation. On the ”aggressor state”-list will be all ”the countries which adopt sanctions against the...

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The Xingjiangistan Connection

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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Marine Recon Tries New Detachment Concept

Source: Military The first Marines taking part in the “Force Recon Detachment Concept” are deploying with Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Expeditionary Unit, with the hope that the change helps the elite force do...

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The Spike Missile: A Look at Israel’s Elite Defender

Source: JSpace News As the conflict continues between Hamas in Gaza and the Israel Defense Forces, and the casualties mount, we are taking a closer look at some of the weaponry used in...

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30. 07. 2014
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‘Strategic Agility’: Behind The Air Force’s New 30-Year Plan

Source: Breaking Defense This afternoon, the Air Force released a new strategy for “Strategic Agility,” the culmination of months of research to create an overarching framework to forecast the capabilities the US Air Force...

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Latin America’s military is making a comeback

Source: Inside Costa Rica …Across Latin America, the military is flexing its muscles once again and taking on more central roles in society, including in ways that experts warn are posing subtler risks...

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28. 07. 2014
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Corps assembles next crisis response task force in Middle East

Source: Army Times The Marine Corps is preparing to dispatch its second task force designed specifically for crisis response — this time to the Middle East in order to position for rapid response...

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28. 07. 2014
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Full UK Battle Group To Join Poland Exercise

Source: Sky News A “full battle group” of 1,350 personnel is to be sent to Poland as part of a Nato exercise to reassure Eastern European allies. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon confirmed the...

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27. 07. 2014
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U.S. military needs better technologies for subterranean operations

Source: Defense Update Tunnels warfare is not new, in fact it has been part of military history since ancient times, through the 20th century. but has been abandoned by modern military with the...

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27. 07. 2014
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MIDDLE EAST MILITARY BUILD-UP: Is the U.S. Prepping for war?

Source: Kimberly Dvorak San Diego 6 News After more than 14 years of continuous war in Afghanistan and Iraq, not to mention supporting insurgencies in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Syria, the U.S. departs in...

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26. 07. 2014
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Russian Blackwater: Moscow PMCs will be licensed and controlled by the FSB

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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26. 07. 2014
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Lebanon Deploys Troops to Halt Syrian Jihadist Spillover

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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25. 07. 2014
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Dutch Defense Sends Special Forces of Korps Commandotroepen to Eastern Ukraine

Source: Dutch News | Telegraaf The Netherlands is poised to send its most elite soldiers to secure the crash site of Malaysian Airways MH17, the Telegraaf reports on Friday. The paper says all...

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24. 07. 2014
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Pentagon partners with Colombia to build Latin America’s air defense tactics

Source: Security Assistance  Since 2002, the Defense Department has invested billions in building Colombia’s air defense as a key tool in counternarcotics activities.  A recently released DoD report shows the Pentagon is continuing this strategy in...

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24. 07. 2014
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German counterintelligence to monitor US agents too

Source: European Online  Magazine Germany‘s counterintelligence services are to be ordered to conduct active surveillance against US secret agents, a newspaper report said Thursday.An investigative journalism unit affiliated with German television networks and...

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24. 07. 2014
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Russia Fears Prompt NATO to Look East for HQ

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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24. 07. 2014
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Russia delivering Mi-35 helicopter gunships, Su-25 fighters, Mi-28 attack helicopters and mobile Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air to Iraq

Source: Daily Star Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defense minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive. “A number of...

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24. 07. 2014
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How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea

Source: The Week Every year, the U.S. and South Korea team up for one of the world’s largest military exercises. Thousands of troops backed by fighter aircraft, strategic bombers, and Navy warships plan...

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