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The John Bolton’s Effect on Global Security

John Bolton, who last year was blocked from regularly visiting the White House, will become President Donald Trump’s third national security adviser in 14 months, granting the unpredictable commander in chief unfettered access to the former U.N. ambassador’s brashly hawkish and interventionist ideas. By – Paul D. Shinkma Since Trump tweeted the announcement late Thursday – reportedly surprising National Security Council staff – advisers have ...

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Sweden to consider military partnership with UK

The Swedish Armed Forces is looking into the possibility of joining a military partnership led by the United Kingdom. Via: thelocal.se  As well as the UK, six other Nato countries – Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Netherlands – are Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) members. “We have also held discussions with Finland and will undertake a joint analysis of potential ...

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Trump’s hardline on China to help counter a “belligerent” Beijing

Amid increasingly tense Sino-U.S. ties, John Bolton, a former American ambassador to the U.N. and a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, has called for a closer U.S. military relationship with Taiwan to help counter a “belligerent” Beijing. Via: .japantimes.co.jp In a commentary published Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal likely to stoke anger in China, Bolton said Washington “could enhance ...

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14 US Coalition Military Officers Captured by Syrian in East Aleppo Bunker

According to two reports coming out of Aleppo today, at least 14 US Coalition military officers were captured this morning in an East Aleppo bunker by Syrian Special Forces. This story was quietly leaked by Voltaire.net, who announced, “The Security Council is sitting in private on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 17:00 GMT, while NATO officers were arrested this morning by the ...

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German military investigates 60 potential Islamists in Bundeswehr

The German government plans to carry out security investigations of all military recruits beginning in July 2017 after its military counter-espionage service (MAD) identified 20 Islamists in the Bundeswehr, according to German media group Funke. A spokesman for the agency confirmed that number, and said 60 additional potential cases were under investigation. Draft legislation to be considered by the German ...

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U.S. Military Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Disrupt US Election

U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia’s electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin’s command systems, making them vulnerable to attack by secret American cyber weapons should the U.S. deem it necessary, according to a senior intelligence official and top-secret documents reviewed by NBC News. American officials have long said publicly that Russia, China and other nations have probed and left ...

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Norway’s women join the draft

OSLO, Norway: They sweat together, they sleep together: in the name of gender equality, Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women, even bunking them in mixed dorms with their brothers-in-arms. The military’s gender balance is not entirely equal yet, but almost a third of the Norwegian army conscripts born in 1997 were women this summer. At the Setermoen army ...

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British donations to Christian charity World Vision were ‘used to build a Hamas military base in Gaza’

Millions of pounds donated to the Christian charity World Vision were secretly diverted to the Islamist group Hamas, including £60,000 from the UK that went to building a base for militants, Israel said on Thursday. Israeli investigators arrested an alleged Hamas operative who they said infiltrated the charity and rose to become its director in Gaza only to use his ...

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Russian Military Base Is Threatening Ancient Ruins In Syria

Satellite views of the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria suggest that Russia is building a military base on top of a World Heritage Site, possibly breaking international law protecting antiquities. In March, Syrian, Iranian, and Russian forces retook Palmyra from ISIS forces. ISIS did extensive damage to Roman era ruins and statues at the site over the last year. ...

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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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