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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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Latin America wants to remove US military bases

US military base Latin America

Leaders from the United States, Canada and Latin America are gathering April 10-11 at the 7th Summit of the Americas to be held in Panama City, Panama, to talk about a variety of issues affecting the Western Hemisphere, including Cuba’s relationship with the United States as both countries thaw out …

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Australian military starts training on US Reaper drones

Reaper drones Australia

Australian air force personnel have begun training on armed drones in the United States, Australian defense officials said on Monday, less than a week after Washington said it would begin exporting the controversial weapons system. The U.S. State Department last week said it would allow exports of lethal military drones …

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Australia to open embassy in Kiev and provide military assistance

Australia Tony Abbott

Australia will open an embassy in Kiev and is considering providing military assistance to Ukraine as it battles Russian-backed rebels, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told Parliament. Mr Abbott said the “interim” embassy would support nine Australian Federal Police investigators who are in Ukraine investigating the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy. …

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Israel bombs 9 military targets inside Syria

Israeli jet

Nine Syrian military targets have been hit by Israeli jets and guided missiles, the IDF says, claiming it was a decisive response to a series of cross-border shootings to protect the citizens of Israel. The strikes on targets in Golan Heights were carried out shortly after midnight, Haaretz reports citing …

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Israelis protest against possible military strike on Iran

Israelis protest war on iran

Hundreds of Israelis have demonstrated in Tel Aviv to protest against a possible military strike on Iran and demand the resignation of Israeli premier and minister for military affairs. Carrying signs condemning any strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the protesters gathered outside Minister for Military Affairs Ehud Barak’s residence on …

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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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Russia and China hold large-scale war games

China and Russia military

NATO to counter with E. European war games in November Pentagon intelligence agencies are closely watching Russian and Chinese war games now taking place in Europe and Asia involving tens of thousands of troops. Meanwhile, NATO military forces are set to conduct large-scale maneuvers in November that will be designed …

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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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Ron Paul: “Why I didn’t run as an independent”

Many have wondered if Ron Paul would have run as an independent. Here is his answer: “[I didn’t consider running as an independent because] it is absolutely not practical. This would have been a good year to have an alternative and you can’t get much of a showing either on …

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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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Israeli bases ‘were filmed by drone’

Middle east Iran Israel

Iran has images of sensitive Israeli military bases taken by a drone that was launched by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and downed by Israel earlier this month, a senior Iranian lawmaker claimed yesterday. It was the latest boast from Tehran about purported advances in the capabilities of its unmanned aircraft. The …

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Majority in Turkey against war with Syria: Opinion poll

Turkey protest Syria war

A recent opinion poll has revealed that more than 75 percent of the Turkish people are against a war with neighboring Syria. The opinion poll was conducted by Metropol, an agency close to the Turkish government, and surveyed 3,000 respondents. Analysts believe that this majority is increasing further and there …

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Surprise drill: IDF gets ready for war

The Israeli Defense Force has begun surprise live-fire war games on the Golan Heights, bordering unstable Lebanon and Syria. Officially, the Israeli military is practicing combat readiness to repel possible sudden attack from Lebanon-based Hezbollah. The Chief of IDF General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz ordered troops from the Northern …

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US lost eight jets in worst air loss in one day since Vietnam war

Harrier Jet

After Taliban gunmen destroyed eight Harrier jets at a US camp in Helmand Province, the US military has suffered its worst air loss in one day since the Vietnam War. The Taliban attacked Camp Bastion, the main strategic base in southwestern Afghanistan, on Sept. 14, causing $200 million in damage …

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Post Games UK: full-blown police state

Police state

London that is widely known as a perfect example of surveillance society with its watchful CCTVs, is now a perfect example of a police state after the massive Olympics militarization, a fact even organizers implicitly acknowledge. Organizers decided earlier this year to dress the official mascot for the 2012 Olympics …

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