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The Bodyguards of Kim Jong-Un

“Why did we lose this war?” asked James Burnham of Vietnam in 1972. One reason, he wrote, was that “We failed—that is, our leadership failed—to comprehend this Indochina struggle as one campaign or sub-war in a global conflict. Since we did not set it within its global frame of reference, our leaders could neither develop a comprehensive strategy to win ...

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CIA Spies Access India’s Biometric Aadhaar Database

Today WikiLeaks published secret documents from the ExpressLane project of the CIA. These documents show one of the cyber operations the CIA conducts against liaison services — which includes among many others the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Via: Shelley Kasli The OTS (Office of Technical Services), a branch within the CIA, has ...

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Escape From North Korea

North Korea is the world’s most isolated country. The dictatorship of the Kim’s known to be an infamous and cruel regime. The country has conflicts with financially and politically powerful nations such as South Korea, China, Japan and the U.S. North Korea has been isolated since the Korean War in the 50s, and it needs support from many countries to sustain its ...

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Military chief warns UK citizens to flee North Korea and South Korea

The situation is so critical the Government should be advising British nationals in the Korean peninsula to leave if the tensions over Kim Jong Un’s nuclear programme continue to ratchet up, Admiral Lord West of Spithead said. Via: express.co.uk He added there was a “real risk” the current stand off between North Korea and the United States could escalate into an ...

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Military Options for North Korea

North Korea test-launched on Friday its first ballistic missile potentially capable of hitting America’s East Coast. It thereby proved the failure of 25 years of U.S. nonproliferation policy. A single-minded rogue state can pocket diplomatic concessions and withstand sustained economic sanctions to build deliverable nuclear weapons. It is past time for Washington to bury this ineffective “carrots and sticks” approach. ...

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U.N. Says Australia Reneged on Pledge to Accept Some Refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has accused the Australian government of reneging on a “clear understanding” that some refugees detained offshore who have close family ties in Australia could be resettled in the country. Via: nytimes.com In a statement on Monday, the commissioner, Filippo Grandi, said the United Nations agency had agreed in November to help with the relocation to the United States of refugees ...

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Philippines police push for Muslim ID cards as counter-terrorism measure

Police from a region in the majority-Christian Philippines are considering issuing mandatory identification cards to thousands of Muslims living there – a proposal Human Rights Watch condemned as “collective punishment”. Via: theguardian.com Authorities in Central Luzon, a region north of the capital, were quoted in local media as saying the policy was a counter-terrorism measure after Islamist militants took over a city hundreds of kilometres ...

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US commander warns ISIS may spread as he urges Australia to end jihadi threat in Asia

A US commander has called on Australia to send troops to fight ISIS in the Asia-Pacific as he warned the the nation’s government not to underestimate the potential for jihadis to spread Down Under. Via: Nicole Stinson   Lieutenant General David Berger warned that “movement of violent extremist organisations” was a “very real problem” Australia’s neighbours in Asia-Pacific. General Berger said ...

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US special operation forces now assisting Filipino troops in Marawi City

US special forces are helping the Philippine military retake the southern city of Marawi from IS-linked militants, the Philippine army says. The forces are providing technical help and are not fighting, it said. Via: bbc.com President Rodrigo Duterte had earlier threatened to throw out US troops amid strained relations since taking office. Militants have been under siege since rampaging through the southern ...

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Explosion at hospital in Thailand leaves at least 24 injured

Thai police say 24 people have been injured in a bomb explosion at a hospital in Bangkok. Via: independent.co.uk It comes just weeks after a double explosion at a shopping centre in Pattani, southern Thailand, injured at least 50 people. A suspected car bomb was detonated at the entrance to the Big-C shopping centre in downtown Pattani on 9 May, a province that ...

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