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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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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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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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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For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

    Editor’s Note: Your movements, habits and privacy are tracked and surveyed by governments and corporations because information is a commodity. Source: Washington Post Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments across the world the ability to...

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Listening In: The U.S. Navy Is Tracking Ocean Sounds Collected by Scientists

Source: NextGov In a retired shore station for transpacific communications cables on the western coast of Vancouver Island sits a military computer in a padlocked cage. It’s the sort of cage you might...

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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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Trans-Sahel ‘new frontier’ in global counter-terrorism operations

Source: Defence Web The Sahel-Sahara region is the ‘new frontier’ in global counter-terrorism operations, prompting major transitions in US and French military positioning, according to a new report.Commissioned by the Remote Control Project,...

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German Police and Intelligence agencies pinpoint cell phone users via SMS

German Police and Intelligence agencies pinpoint cell phone users via SMS

Source: DW our of Germany’s agencies sent more than 150,000 “silent” short-service-messages (SMS) to trace mobile phone users in the first half of this year, according to a disclosure published on Wednesday by...

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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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New York State and DHS collecting and archiving tens of millions of records that track vehicle movement

Source: USA Today In a crime-fighting tactic that sets civil libertarians’ teeth on edge, police in Monroe County and other urban counties across New York state are collecting and archiving tens of millions...

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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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Meet Executive Order 12333: The Reagan rule that lets the NSA spy on Americans

Source: Washington Post Bulk data collection that occurs inside the United States contains built-in protections for U.S. persons, defined as U.S. citizens, permanent residents and companies. Such collection must be authorized by statute...

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Russia to reopen SIGINT station in Cuba

Source: RBTH Russia and Cuba have agreed in principle to reactive the electronic monitoring station at Lourdes, near Havana. Moscow abandoned it in 2001, lacking the means to continue to operate a station...

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BAE systems tranformer

The future of warfare: self-healing aircraft and ‘transformer’ plane

  Source: Telegraph The experts at BAE Systems’ research and development team at Warton, Lancashire, also revealed the Survivor, a lightweight adhesive fluid built inside the aircraft, which means jets can heal themselves...

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Security Cooperation Teams

Small Wars: U.S. Marine SCT’s deploy to Central America for 6 months to battle cartels

Source: Marine  Corps Times Marines are contributing to the fight against some of the most sophisticated and brutal narcotics traffickers the Americas have ever seen, known for hanging their rivals from overpasses and ruthlessly...

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FBI, CIA Use Backdoor Searches To Warrentlessly Spy On Americans’ Communications

Source: Tech Dirt The other shoe just dropped when it comes to how the federal government illegally spies on Americans. Last summer, the details of the NSA’s “backdoor searches” were revealed. This involved big collections...

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