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The US military wants to ‘microchip’ troops

DARPA is at it again. This time, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced plans to create nanochips for monitoring troops health on the battlefield. Kate Knibbs at Mobiledia reports the sensors are targeted at preventing illness and disease, the two causes of most troops medical evacuations. What seems like a …

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War criminals to gather in London next month to purchase weapons

London arms trade weapons

Thousands of activists are expected to gather at the United Kingdom’s largest international arms fair in London next month. Attended by hundreds of arms companies with exhibits representing over 1,500 arms firms, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Exhibition brings representatives from the world’s most oppressive regimes together in one place …

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Russian troops to train on American soil

The US has confirmed that Russian troops will carry out joint anti-terror drills on American soil in May. Reports of the unprecedented initiative had triggered hysteria in American public debate, with claims of the US fraternizing with “the enemy.” Commander Wendy L. Snyder, US Defense Press Officer for policy told …

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Australian military kills more civilians in Iraq

Australian military kills civilians Iraq

The Australian defence force says allegations that an air force bomb in Mosul, Iraq, killed civilians are “credible”. The Australian Super Hornet airstrike last year is said to have killed two civilian adults and injured two children when it bombed a terrace house in west Mosul. Amnesty International says the strike “may …

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US military protecting international banking cartel

Bank of America

“My assessment is that 90% of the value of the US dollar comes from the US military.” — Former Assistant Housing Secretary Catherine Austin Fitts For decades, America has used its armed strength to enforce the use of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, effectively making the US military …

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US military increases weapon airdrops to Syrian opposition

US weapons airdrops Syrian opposition ISIS

A growing number of opposition groups in Syria are getting increased weapons and ammunition supplies from the US Air Force to ‘fight ISIS’, according to US media reports citing the country’s military. The weapons are intended for opposition forces closing in on IS’s self-proclaimed capital Raqqa in Syria, USA Today …

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Brazil’s acting president was informant for US intelligence, military

Brazil President Michel Temer

Brazil‘s new interim president, Michel Temer, was an embassy informant for US intelligence, WikiLeaks has revealed. According to the whistleblowing website, Temer communicated with the US embassy in Brazil via telegram, and such content would be classified as “sensitive” and “for official use only.”  Two cables were released, dated January 11, 2006 and June …

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US sends even more troops into Africa…to find ‘Kony’

Kony

In an expanded attempt to continue the hunt for warlord Joseph Kony, President Obama has authorized the deployment of military aircraft and about 150 Special Operations forces to Uganda. According to the Washington Post, the administration notified Congress of the deployments as they began on Sunday, and the troop movement …

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United States voted the greatest threat to world peace – poll

Obama

US President Barack Obama The US has been voted as the most significant threat to world peace in a survey across 68 different countries. Anti-American sentiment was not only recorded in antagonistic countries, but also in many allied NATO partners like Turkey and Greece. A global survey conducted by the Worldwide Independent …

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Drone operator speaks out: “This is what you are not told”

Hermes drone

Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I’d start with: “How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?” And: “How many men have you seen crawl across a …

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9 Generals fired, 2 military leaders suspended in America

David H. Huntoon

Nine commanding Generals have been fired, and two other leaders are on suspension, in a historic military shake up. In our story from last week, we covered the historic occurrence of two top-ranking nuclear chief’s fired. Today The Blaze is reporting from their sources for the reasons why the changes are …

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Obama nominates drone program proponent to head Homeland Security

Jeh Johnson

President Barack Obama has chosen a former Pentagon attorney who defended the extrajudicial killing of American citizens to man the helm of the United States Department of Homeland Security and replace outgoing Secretary Janet Napolitano. Jeh Johnson, a general counsel for the Pentagon during the president’s first term in office, …

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Julian Assange sues US military over secrecy of Bradley Manning trial

Julian Assange

Julian Assange (above) and a coalition of activists and journalists filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the military judge overseeing Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s trial in a bid to open access to the secretive proceedings. During the trial both access to transcripts and prosecution and defense motions have been virtually …

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UK deploys toy-sized spy drones in Afghanistan

British troops in Afghanistan are now using 10-centimeter-long 16-gram spy helicopters to survey Taliban firing spots. The UK Defense Ministry plans to buy 160 of the drones under a contract worth more than $31 million. The remote-controlled PD-100 PRS aircraft, dubbed the Black Hornet, is produced by Norwegian designer Prox …

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US deploying troops to 35 African countries

Marine Readiness Exercise off Horn of Africa

The United States Army will be deploying troops to nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year. Soldiers based out of Fort Riley, Kansas’ 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division will begin training in March 2013 in order to prepare for a project that will send troops to as many as …

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Space militarization: Coming to a galaxy near you

ion cannon space weapon

The United States is moving toward the militarization of space and this will change the face of war in the near future, an academician with the Russian Academy of Engineering Sciences has warned. Judging by recent developments, the idea of formidable space weapons prowling the last frontier is no longer …

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Tehran claims capture of US spy drone over Iranian airspace

Tehran has claimed it captured an American spy drone after the aircraft entered its airspace, Iran’s Press TV reports. The US Navy and the White House denied the claim, saying that none of Washington’s drones in the Gulf region were lost. When answering a journalist’s question about the drone, White …

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US building a secret $100m facility in Israel

America funding Israel

At an Israeli air force base not far from Tel Aviv, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will supervise construction of a $100 million five-floor underground facility for the Israel Defense Forces termed “Site 911.” No one in the press, including The Washington Post’s national security reporter, seems to know …

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