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Laptop bombs may evade airport security

US intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe that ISIS and other terrorist organizations have developed innovative ways to plant explosives in electronic devices that FBI testing shows can evade some commonly used airport security screening methods, CNN has learned. Via: CNN Heightening the concern is US intelligence suggesting that terrorists have obtained sophisticated airport security equipment to test how to ...

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Marines have arrived in Syria

Marines from an amphibious task force have left their ships in the Middle East and deployed to Syria, establishing an outpost from which they can fire artillery in support of the fight to oust the Islamic State from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, defense officials said. Via:  The deployment marks a new escalation in the U.S. war in Syria, ...

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Djibouti’s strategic position draws world’s armies

Home to only around 800,000 people, Djibouti is now crowded with the military bases of several world powers A navy soldier (L) of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) stands guard as Chinese citizens board the naval ship “Linyi” at a port in Aden. China has launched an unusual charm offensive to explain its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, seeking to ...

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China First Overseas Military Base Construction Begins in Djibouti

China has begun construction of a logistics base in Djibouti, its first military facility overseas. The facility will be used primarily for military rest and resupply in carrying out naval escort, peacekeeping and humanitarian duties, Reuters reported, citing Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian. Last year, China said it was in talks to build what it describes as naval “support ...

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