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Israel bombs Sudan

Israel attack on Sudan

Sixteen-meter craters at the site of Wednesday’s Sudanese weapons factory explosion point to a surgical airstrike, a US-based monitoring group said. Earlier, Khartoum accused Israel of destroying the plant, reserving the right to retaliate. The shots released by the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) to the Associated Press support the Sudanese …

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US Navy to deploy laser weapon in two years

Laser weapons

The US Navy’s research office expects that ship-based laser weapons will be ready for deployment in two years, which is two years ahead of previous estimates. But this futuristic weaponry may face setbacks in the form of looming budget cuts. “We’re well past physics,” Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, the chief of …

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Media promotes troops on American streets to “cut down on crime”

St. Louis residents praise sight of military vehicles in neighborhoods. Following reports last week that U.S. Army wheeled tanks would be rolling down residential streets and highways in St. Louis as part of a training program, local news media channels featured interviews with residents who praised the sight of troops …

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US to deploy more than 3,000 troops to Africa

All of those troops leaving Afghanistan during the next two years will have to go somewhere, right? The US Army will deploy thousands of soldiers across the continent of Africa during 2013. The Army Times confirms that the US military gave the go-ahead for the mass deployment last month and …

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Pills for war thrills: 110k US troops on prescribed meds

Thousands of US soldiers are going into battle fueled by all sorts of prescription medications, be they amphetamines, antidepressants, sedatives or others. Largely unmonitored consumption of drugs can lead to aberrant behavior and mental disorders. Over 110,000 American service personnel took prescribed medications in 2011 to battle through everyday military …

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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 to send 3000 troops to Peru

US army military Peru

Peruvians marched in the capital city Lima to protest the planned arrival of more than 3,000 US military personnel and the continued US military intervention in the South American country, local media reported on Thursday. The march began from the Plaza San Martin in central Lima and moved to the US embassy. Demonstrators …

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US military contractor caught on camera in Ukraine

US military in Ukraine

Following a disputed shelling in the strategic Ukrainian city of Mariupol last week, Obama said the United States will impose new sanctions on Russia. “We will continue to take the approach that we have taken in the past, which is to ratchet up the pressure on Russia,” Obama said during a news …

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NATO increases military presence on Russia’s borders

NATO fighter jets

The Pentagon has confirmed the military buildup along Russia’s borders to ensure long-term “peace and stability” in the region. Earlier Moscow accused NATO of a sharp increase in air activity and intelligence flights in the border zone. Replying to RIA Novosti’s query on the increased number of NATO flights around Russia’s borders, …

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China wants to strengthen military ties with Iran

Iran and China military alliance

China wants to strengthen its military ties with Iran, the nation’s Defense Minister said today, confirming Beijing’s commitment to expand diplomatic and political connections with Tehran despite concerns over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. The Defense Minister of the People’s Republic of China Chang Wanquan said that the two nations’ …

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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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75% of US military oppose strikes on Syria

To the list of skeptics who question the need for air strikes against Syria, add an another unlikely group — many U.S. troops. “I haven’t heard one single person be supportive of it,” said an Army staff sergeant at Fort Hood who asked not to be identified by name. A …

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TV stations to start using military drones

Camcopter S-100 Drone

The military uses unmanned aerial vehicles to strike insurgents without being detected, and the FAA will soon regulate UAVs in America for policing purposes. Is journalism next to embrace drone technology to stay, literally, on top of the news? The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to have guidelines for domestic …

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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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Bad News for Africa: 3,000 more U.S. soldiers are on the way

Africom

The United States plans to permanently station a U.S. Army brigade on African soil, beginning next year. Is this the start of something big – and ominous – or “only a benign creeping U.S. military presence in Africa?” “The obvious mission is to lock down the entire continent.” When President …

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Portuguese Army marches against austerity

Thousands of soldiers in civilian dress have marched through Lisbon in protest of the austerity program that’s part and parcel of the country’s 2013 budget. An estimated 10,000 active and retired military personnel rallied against the “unjustified cutbacks,” calling for President Anibal Cavaco Silva to veto the controversial austerity budget …

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NATO to ban its Afghan forces from taking war-zone pics

No photos = No problem? NATO forces in southwestern Afghanistan will implement a total ban on soldiers’ taking personal photos during military operations. This comes in the wake of major scandals involving US servicemen being pictured with dead Taliban fighters. The ISAF command in Helmand province announced only official photos …

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