WAR – Is It Coming?

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Table of Contents:

  • General Information
  • Asia
  • Europe  
  • Other

Geneal Information

The Pentagon is planning for war with China and Russia — can it handle both?

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On display during a People’s Liberation Army Air Force parade are Shenyang J-16s, foreground, and J-11Bs, background. (China’s Ministry of National Defense)
If the U.S. enters a war with Russia, it will be largely through the ground and air, Gen. Paul Selva predicts. (Ivan Sekretarev/AP)
https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2018/01/30/the-pentagon-is-planning-for-war-with-china-and-russia-can-it-handle-both/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

GPF Weekly: The US-China War Will Have to Wait

https://us11.campaign-archive.com/?e=a0b1ce7e7e&u=781d962e0d3dfabcf455f7eff&id=cad85e1bcf

A new cold war: How the Army is preparing for a fight in the Arctic

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Pvt. Drew Olson, an infantryman assigned to 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, rehearses Stryker dismount techniques with his company during exercise Arctic Edge 2018 near Fort Greely, Alaska. (Capt. Richard Packer/Army)
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/07/30/a-new-cold-war-how-the-army-is-preparing-for-a-fight-in-the-arctic/?utm_campaign=Socialflow&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

Senior US Navy officials say Russian and Chinese subs are now operating near America’s east coast | SOFREP – posted 8/23/18

https://sofrep.com/106870/senior-us-navy-officials-say-russian-and-chinese-subs-are-now-operating-near-americas-east-coast/

US Reactivates Second Fleet to Counter Growing Chinese, Russian Activity in the Atlantic – posted 8/23/18

https://inhomelandsecurity.com/us-second-fleet/?utm_source=IHS&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=https:inhomelandsecurity.comus-second-fleet&utm_campaign=20180808IHS

U.S. Navy Boosts Submarine Plans As Tensions With Russia And China Worsen – posted 8/23/18

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https://inhomelandsecurity.com/u-s-navy-boosts-submarine-plans-as-tensions-with-russia-and-china-worsen/?utm_source=IHS&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_content=https:inhomelandsecurity.comu-s-navy-boosts-submarine-plans-as-tensions-with-russia-and-china-worsen&utm_campaign=20180810IHS

The Brussels Times – European defence: Wishful thinking, bureaucracy and weakened alliances – posted 9/7/18

http://www.brusselstimes.com/opinion/12413/european-defence-wishful-thinking-bureaucracy-and-weakened-alliances

US Military Unable to Fight Two Big Wars at Once: Report | Military.com – posted 10/10/18

https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/04/us-military-too-small-meet-threats-nation-report.html

 

Asia

Japan alarmed by change in status of China Coast Guard:The Asahi Shimbun

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201806270058.html

Chinese nuclear forces, 2018: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Vol 74, No 4

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2018.1486620

Chinese Nuclear Forces 2018

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/b820db09-cf3b-43d8-b259-487b918a3226

China Pursuing Dominance of Northern Sea Route – Jamestown

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Chinese icebreaker research vessel Snow Dragon (Source: The Telegraph)
https://jamestown.org/program/china-pursuing-dominance-of-northern-sea-route/

China’s biggest new enemy in the Pacific will surprise you – We Are The Mighty

https://www.wearethemighty.com/chinas-new-enemy-pacific-surprise?utm_campaign=Evergreen&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=News&utm_content=chinas_biggest_new_enemy

New Zealand Strategic Defense Policy Statement 2018

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/359f870b-2d34-426d-b827-da5fd5b61248

Navy: Chinese Spy Ship Monitoring RIMPAC Exercise, Again – USNI News

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An undated photo of Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence (AGI) Tianwangxing (853).
https://news.usni.org/2018/07/13/navy-chinese-spy-ship-monitoring-rimpac-exercise

Chinese spy ship observes Japan, US, Australia ‘sinking’ old warship | The West Australian

 https://thewest.com.au/news/world/chinese-spy-ship-observes-japan-us-australia-sinking-old-warship-ng-77bbc55abadee199e3bfe9e375327b9b

The US Is In The Middle Of A New ‘Cold War’ With China, CIA Expert Says

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https://taskandpurpose.com/michael-collins-cold-war-china/

 China ‘likely’ training pilots to target US, Pentagon report say – Erie News Now | WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA – posted 8/23/18

http://www.erienewsnow.com/story/38902675/china-likely-training-pilots-to-target-us-pentagon-report-says?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_Erie_News_Now_-_Your_News_Team

D.O.D. Annual Report (2018) on Chinese Military – posted 8/23/18

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/f709bde5-fe7d-46b9-a29a-8f22f9afe408

China’s Growing Power Is Bringing Military Drills Center Stage in Asia – Defense One – posted 8/28/18

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An attack exercise with People’s Liberation Army Gen. Song Puxuan, commander, Northern Theater Command, at a PLA base in Shenyang, China, Aug. 16, 2017.
https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2018/08/chinas-growing-power-bringing-military-drills-center-stage-asia/150765/?oref=DefenseOneFB

To counter China, West plans bigger footprint in Pacific: sources | Reuters – posted 8/29/18

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pacific-diplomacy/to-counter-china-west-plans-bigger-footprint-in-pacific-sources-idUSKCN1LE0PM?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b86829204d30164addb6431&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Japanese fighter jets intercept Chinese electronic warfare and surveillance aircraft – Defence Blog – posted 9/7/18

https://defence-blog.com/news/japanese-fighter-jets-intercept-chinese-electronic-warfare-and-surveillance-aircraft.html

Chinese troops in Russian military drills prove expanded ties: Kremlin – Xinhua | English.news.cn – posted 9/7/18

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/29/c_137426179.htm

South China Sea: A view from the air of one of the world’s most contested regions – posted 10/3/18

https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2018/08/asia/south-china-sea/?utm_source=fbCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_term=video&utm_content=2018-10-03T14%3A30%3A15

U.S. Accuses Chinese Navy of ‘Unsafe’ South China Sea Confrontation – posted 10/3/18

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-accuses-chinese-navy-unsafe-061134377.html

China’s Atypical Response To US Navy FONOPS May Be a Message to Trump Administration – USNI News – posted 10/4/18

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Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Decatur, left, and Chinese warship PRC 170, right, during what the US Navy called an unsafe and unprofessional incident in the South China Sea on Sept. 30, 2018. US Navy photo, obtained by gCaptain.
https://news.usni.org/2018/10/03/37076

US Navy proposing major show of force to warn China – CNNPolitics – posted 10/4/18

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/03/politics/us-navy-show-of-force-china/index.html?utm_source=fbCNN&utm_content=2018-10-04T03%3A01%3A04&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg – posted 10/4/18

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Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Oct. 8, 2018
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies

 

Europe

UAWire – Sweden’s Home Guard conducting largest exercises since 1975

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http://uawire.org/sweden-s-home-guard-is-conducting-its-largest-exercises-since-1975

Moscow blocking maritime shipping to Ukrainian ports on Sea of Azov | EUROMAIDAN PRESSEuromaidan Press |

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http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/06/08/moscow-blocking-maritime-shipping-to-ukrainian-ports-on-sea-of-azov/

UAWire – Norway asks the U.S. to double contingent at the Russian border

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http://uawire.org/norway-asks-the-u-s-to-double-contingent-at-the-russian-border#

Moldova Concerned Over Russian Troop Movements In Breakaway Region

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A screen grab from a video purportedly showing Russian troops and equipment being deployed in Transdniester.
https://www.rferl.org/a/moldova-russian-troops-movement-transdniester-breakaway-region/29294739.html

Why Russia could invade this region of neighboring Moldova – We Are The Mighty

https://www.wearethemighty.com/russia-invade-region-neighboring-moldova?utm_campaign=evergreen&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=News&utm_content=russia_could_invade_region

Situation in Azov Sea may escalate amid expansion of Russia’s military presence – Turchynov | UNIAN

https://www.unian.info/politics/10156382-situation-in-azov-sea-may-escalate-amid-expansion-of-russia-s-military-presence-turchynov.html

Sweden’s preppers stock up for potential Russian attack

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‘Lina’ enters the cold cellar the couple have bought to store preserved food over the winter Credit: Malin Palm
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/18/swedens-preppers-stock-potential-russian-attack/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=15293451

UAWire – Estonia accuses Russia of violating air borders

http://uawire.org/estonia-accuses-russia-of-violating-air-borders#

UAWire – Russia sends dozens of military vessels to Azov Sea

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http://uawire.org/russia-sends-dozens-of-military-vessels-to-azov-sea

Russia trying to squeeze Ukraine out of Azov Sea – media | UNIAN

 https://www.unian.info/politics/10167401-russia-trying-to-squeeze-ukraine-out-of-azov-sea-media.html

Putin’s next goal is the destruction of NATO – EU Today

https://eutoday.net/news/security-defence/2018/putins-next-goal-is-the-destruction-of-nato

Nordics Mobilize To Send Russians Clear Message: We Shall Not Be Cowed « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary

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https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/nordics-mobilize-to-send-russians-clear-message-we-shall-not-be-cowed/?utm_campaign=Breaking%20Defense%20Land&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=64232796&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_phqDBQEFVi_a3fhG5qBYKgjajURw3hcTQJS4rD7D2i95yj5_N3dYDmkFhDmUxP6EZRIkQePpmw9RWCW-CqstvD13-Wg&_hsmi=64232796

UAWire – Moldova: ‘strange’ movement of Russian weapons and equipment observed in Transnistria

http://uawire.org/moldova-declares-about-the-movement-of-russian-military-forces-in-transnistria

UAWire – President of Lithuania calls on NATO to deploy Patriot air defense systems in Baltics

https://uawire.org/president-of-lithuania-calls-on-nato-to-deploy-patriot-missiles-in-baltics#

UAWire – American warships enter the Black Sea for joint exercises with Ukraine

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http://uawire.org/american-warships-entered-the-black-sea-to-conduct-exercises-with-ukraine

UAWire – Media: Sweden studies possible scenarios of Russian invasion

http://uawire.org/l-express-sweden-investigating-russian-invasion-scenarios#

UAWire – Ukraine to take part in NATO summit despite Hungary’s veto

http://uawire.org/ukraine-to-take-part-in-nato-summit-despite-hungary-s-veto#

Satellite photos show Russia fortifying facilities near the Baltics, upgrading nuclear weapon sites | SOFREP

https://sofrep.com/105746/satellite-photos-show-russia-fortifying-facilities-near-the-baltics-upgrading-nuclear-weapon-sites/

UAWire – Estonia, Latvia and Denmark to establish Divisional Headquarters North

http://uawire.org/estonia-latvia-and-denmark-to-establish-the-divisional-headquarters-north#

Eurasianet | Unannounced Russian military exercises in Armenia panic residents

https://eurasianet.org/s/unannounced-russian-military-exercises-in-armenia-panic-residents

Window on Eurasia — New Series: Moscow Now Views Sea of Azov like Occupied Crimea — as Exclusively Its Own, Ukrainian Expert Says

https://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2018/07/moscow-now-views-sea-of-azov-like.html?m=1

Is Russia preparing to attack Mariupol by blockading Ukrainian Azov Sea ports? |Euromaidan Press |

http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/07/18/is-russian-blockade-of-ukrainian-azov-ports-preparation-for-attack-on-mariupol/

One more sign Marines in Europe are preparing for a ‘big ass fight’ – We Are The Mighty

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Marines perform high-angle fire training with a Mk 19 40mm grenade launcher at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, July 2, 2018.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Abrey Liggins)
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/us-marines-in-eastern-europe-practice-tactics-to-fight-russian-tanks-2018-7#ixzz5MHLn90wb

UAWire – Russian Minister of Defense promises retaliatory measures in connection with Finland and Sweden’s cooperation with NATO

https://www.uawire.org/russian-minister-of-defense-promised-retaliatory-measures-in-connection-with-finland-and-sweden-s-cooperation-with-nato

Russia Threatens Renewed War in Georgia to Prevent NATO Enlargement – Jamestown – posted 8/23/18

https://jamestown.org/program/russia-threatens-renewed-war-in-georgia-to-prevent-nato-enlargement/

2 Russian Nuclear Bombers Fly Near Alaska For ‘First Time In History’ – posted 8/23/18

https://taskandpurpose.com/russiaska/a-nuclear-bombers-al

RAF typhoons investigate Russians over Black Sea – GOV.UK – posted 8/24/18

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A Royal Air Force Typhoon takes off to interrupt a Russian maritime patrol aircraft’s path towards NATO airspace. Crown copyright.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/raf-typhoons-investigate-russians-over-black-sea

Foreign experts prepare “chemical attack” in Syria: Russian military – Xinhua | English.news.cn – posted 8/28/18

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/27/c_137420964.htm

Russia deploys fleet off Syria while claiming U.S. preparing for possible strike – Syria – Haaretz.com – posted 8/28/18

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/russia-claims-u-s-preparing-for-possible-strike-on-syria-1.6420955

UAWire – Russia warns the US and its allies against ‘reckless steps’ in Syria – posted 8/28/18

http://uawire.org/russia-warned-the-u-s-and-its-allies-against-reckless-steps-in-syria

UAWire – Syrian army prepares for an air strike by the United States – posted 8/28/18

https://uawire.org/the-syrian-army-prepared-for-an-air-strike-by-the-united-states

Moscow to stage largest post-Soviet maneuver in eastern Russia – posted 8/28/18

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https://amp.dw.com/en/moscow-to-stage-largest-post-soviet-maneuver-in-eastern-russia/a-45260112

UAWire – Russia considers deploying nuclear weapons in Syria – posted 8/28/18

https://www.uawire.org/russia-considers-deploying-nuclear-weapons-in-syria#

Moscow seeking to provoke revolts in Ukraine’s Azov Sea ports, Ukrainian admiral saysEuromaidan Press | – posted 8/28/18

http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/08/28/moscow-seeking-to-provoke-revolts-in-ukraines-azov-sea-ports-ukrainian-admiral-says/

Foreign experts prepare “chemical attack” in Syria: Russian military – Xinhua | English.news.cn – posted 8/29/18

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/27/c_137420964.htm

Russia deploys fleet off Syria while claiming U.S. preparing for possible strike – Syria – Haaretz.com – posted 8/29/18

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/russia-claims-u-s-preparing-for-possible-strike-on-syria-1.6420955

UAWire – Russia warns the US and its allies against ‘reckless steps’ in Syria – posted 8/29/18

http://uawire.org/russia-warned-the-u-s-and-its-allies-against-reckless-steps-in-syria

UAWire – Syrian army prepares for an air strike by the United States – posted 8/29/18

https://uawire.org/the-syrian-army-prepared-for-an-air-strike-by-the-united-states

Moscow to stage largest post-Soviet maneuver in eastern Russia – posted 8/29/18

https://amp.dw.com/en/moscow-to-stage-largest-post-soviet-maneuver-in-eastern-russia/a-45260112

Chinese troops in Russian military drills prove expanded ties: Kremlin – Xinhua | English.news.cn – posted 8/29/18

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/29/c_137426179.htm

Russia conducts cruise missile tests ahead of largest drill in three decades | Naval Today – posted 8/29/18

https://navaltoday.com/2018/08/28/russia-conducts-cruise-missile-tests-ahead-of-largest-drill-in-three-decades/?uid=269

Measles Outbreak and Malicious Actors in Europe: Public Health Watch – posted 8/29/18

https://www.contagionlive.com/news/measles-outbreak-and-malicious-actors-in-europe-public-health-watch

Postmodernism Weaponized: Russia’s Assault on American Science | American Council on Science and Health – posted 9/7/18

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/08/27/postmodernism-weaponized-russias-assault-american-science-13362

Sensing threats from the West, Russia prepares to flex its military muscle – FRANCE 24 – posted 9/7/18

https://amp.france24.com/en/20180830-russian-military-exercises-vostok-2018-biggest-cold-war-threats-nato

Russia blocks expansion of OSCE observation on Ukraine border – U.S. Mission to OSCE | UNIAN – posted 9/7/18

https://www.unian.info/war/10244064-russia-blocks-expansion-of-osce-observation-on-ukraine-border-u-s-mission-to-osce.html

#PutinAtWar: Soviet Tanks Reactivated in Russia’s East – posted 9/7/18

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T-62MV (left) and Ms (right) loading on train cars. (Source: Republic of Buryatia press service

View story at Medium.com

https://medium.com/dfrlab/putinatwar-soviet-tanks-reactivated-in-russias-east-a81a111051a1

NATO battle groups reaching across Baltic borders – Defence Blog – posted 9/8/18

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The Czech Mechanised Infantry Company brought together around 180 troops and 15 Pandur-II Infantry Fighting Vehicles from Rukla to Latvia to take part in various exercise scenarios.
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http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/09/04/what-the-uk-sweden-baltics-did-to-be-full-scale-defenders-against-kremlin-subversion/

Russia’s Use of Media and Information In Turkey – Rand Corportion – posted 9/9/18

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/27d47814-2e1e-43d5-976a-6c3477219b56

German forces land in Norway for major NATO exercises | Reuters – posted 9/13/18

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-norway/german-forces-land-in-norway-for-major-nato-exercises-idUSKCN1LN1UI

UAWire – NATO to conduct largest military exercises since 1991 – posted 10/3/18

https://www.uawire.org/nato-will-conduct-largest-military-exercises-since-1991

Russia flexes northern military muscles ahead of NATO exercise | The Independent Barents Observer – posted 10/3/18

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2018/10/russia-flexes-northern-military-muscles-ahead-nato-exercise-norway#.W7S9ew7zCSY.twitter

NATO Ops Center Goes 24/7 To Counter Russians: Gen. Scaparrotti « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary – posted 10/3/18

https://breakingdefense.com/2018/10/nato-ops-center-goes-24-7-to-counter-russians-gen-scaparrotti/

Russia staged cyber-attacks on chemical weapons body and Porton Down | World news | The Guardian – posted 10/4/18

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Four men believed to be in a military intelligence ‘cleanup’ unit pictured at Schiphol airport. Photograph: Netherlands defence ministry
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/04/netherlands-halted-russian-cyber-attack-on-chemical-weapons-body?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Kopioi_leikep%C3%B6yd%C3%A4lle

Britain says Russian military intelligence behind host of global cyber attacks | Reuters – posted 10/4/18

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-russia/britain-says-russian-military-intelligence-behind-host-of-global-cyber-attacks-idUSKCN1MD2UL?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook

Russian spies charged for ‘malicious’ cyberattack on Canada, allies | CTV News – posted 10/4/18

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/russian-spies-charged-for-malicious-cyberattack-on-canada-allies-1.4121149

U.S. Charges Russian GRU Officers with International Hacking and Related Influence and Disinformation Operations | OPA | Department of Justice – posted 10/4/18

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-charges-russian-gru-officers-international-hacking-and-related-influence-and

Russia’s growing threat to north Europe – War clouds over Sweden – posted 10/4/18

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Sweden hugs its friends closer, but will it tie the knot with NATO?

https://amp.economist.com/europe/2018/10/03/russias-growing-threat-to-north-europe#top

UAWire – NATO concerned about the escalation in the Azov Sea – posted 10/4/18

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https://www.uawire.org/nato-reacts-to-the-escalation-in-the-azov-sea#

UAWire – Turchynov: Russia concentrates its forces along Ukrainian border – posted 10/5/18

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UAWire – NATO forms offensive cyber forces – posted 10/5/18

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https://www.uawire.org/nato-forms-offensive-cyber-military-units

 

Other

UAWire – Assad says he will hide supplies of Russian S-300 missile systems

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http://uawire.org/assad-says-he-will-hide-supplies-of-russian-s-300-missiles#

United Nations urges inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir | Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-pakistan-un/united-nations-urges-inquiry-into-human-rights-violations-in-kashmir-idUSKBN1JA0PG?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b22473904d3010c331aec5e&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Several deaths in blast at Ethiopia Prime Minister rally – The East African

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/Blast-Ethiopia-Prime-Minister-rally/4552908-4627022-26u2k7z/index.html

Israeli army deploys tanks, artillery along Syrian border – Defence Blog

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https://defence-blog.com/army/israeli-army-deploys-tanks-artillery-along-syrian-border.html

12 fishermen killed in Uganda, DR Congo lake clashes – The East African

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/africa/Fishermen-killed-in-Uganda-Congo-lake-clashes/4552902-4655220-1lbm8h/index.html

The Inflection Point: The Middle East’s Rulers Are Facing Crisis and Playing for Keeps | Center for Strategic and International Studies

https://www.csis.org/analysis/inflection-point-middle-easts-rulers-are-facing-crisis-and-playing-keeps

Israel downs Syrian fighter jet that breached its airspace – Defence Blog

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Patriot Launchers prepare for a live fire exercise in a central base in Israel, Israel Mar. 19, 2018. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Epperson
https://defence-blog.com/aviation/israel-downs-syrian-fighter-jet-breached-airspace.html

Civil war leaves South Sudan in dire need of aid – The East African

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/Civil-war-leaves-South-Sudan-in-dire-need-of-aid/4552908-4682122-rni5yl/index.html

All eyes on Strait of Hormuz as US-Iran tensions build – CNN – posted 8/23/18

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/04/middleeast/iran-strait-of-hormuz-intl/index.html?utm_content=2018-08-05T01%3A29%3A05&utm_source=fbCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_term=link

Evolution of U.S. Defense posture in Africa – posted 8/23/18

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/139ff88a-d521-4aff-9813-715d8868d8d3

National Defense Strategy 2018 – Summary – posted 8/27/18

https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/b596b12a-ff25-4048-8cb0-0db0cae5704a

Iran says it has control of Gulf and Strait of Hormuz: report | Fox News – posted 8/28/18

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/27/iran-says-it-has-control-gulf-and-strait-hormuz-report.ht

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation • The Foreign Desk – posted 8/28/18

http://www.foreigndesknews.com/news/politics/iran-and-syria-sign/

Brazil sends army to border as Venezuelans flee crisis at home | Reuters – posted 8/29/18

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-migration-summit/peru-declares-emergency-at-border-as-venezuelans-flee-crisis-at-home-idUSKCN1LD27Q?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b85f15504d301496090aeb8&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

5 Kenyan soldiers killed in landmine blast – The East African – posted 8/29/18

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Kenya Defence Forces soldiers drive along Nyali bridge on their way to Lamu’s Boni forest on 27 September 2017. Five soldiers have been killed and 10 others injured in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack in Lamu County, on August 29, 2018. FILE PHOTO | NATION
http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/5-Kenyan-soldiers-killed-in-landmine-blast/4552908-4734016-11vvrj8z/index.html

The Growing Risk of a New Middle East War | RAND – posted 9/2/18

https://www.rand.org/blog/2018/08/the-growing-risk-of-a-new-middle-east-war.html?adbsc=social_20180829_2507121&adbid=10157072468233676&adbpl=fb&adbpr=55708608675

Rwanda, Uganda relations souring – The East African – posted 9/5/18

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/Rwanda-Uganda-relations-souring-/4552908-4738872-p7pm93/index.html

U.N. fears chemical weapons in Syria battle with ‘10,000 terrorists’ | Reuters – posted 9/7/18

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-un/u-n-fears-chemical-weapons-in-syria-battle-with-10000-terrorists-idUSKCN1LF157?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b87f99b04d30135271d1219&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Exclusive: Iran moves missiles to Iraq in warning to enemies | Reuters – posted 9/7/18

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-iraq-missiles-exclusive/exclusive-iran-moves-missiles-to-iraq-in-warning-to-enemies-idUSKCN1LG0WB?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social

Ready to strike Syria if chemical weapons used: French army chief – Times of India – posted 9/7/18

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/ready-to-strike-syria-if-chemical-weapons-used-french-army-chief/articleshow/65700291.cms

US Marines launch live-fire air assault into Syria desert in ‘strong message’ to Russia – Story | WFLD – posted 9/8/18

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http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/us-marines-air-assault-syria-russia

Haley warns Syria, Russia, Iran against using chemical weapons: Don’t bet against the US | Fox News – posted 9/8/18

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/09/06/haley-warns-syria-russia-iran-against-using-chemical-weapons-don-t-bet-against-us.html

OIR Coalition conducts defeat-ISIS exercise in eastern Syria > U.S. Central Command > Press Release View – posted 9/8/18

http://www.centcom.mil/MEDIA/PRESS-RELEASES/Press-Release-View/Article/1623358/oir-coalition-conducts-defeat-isis-exercise-in-eastern-syria/

Syria’s Assad approves gas attack in Idlib despite warning, report says | Fox News – posted 9/13/18

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/09/10/syrias-assad-approves-gas-attack-in-idlib-despite-warning-report-says.html

UAWire – Media: Germany considers an attack on Syria – posted 9/13/18

http://uawire.org/media-germany-considers-an-attack-on-syria#

UAWire – Turkey deploys armored vehicles to the border with Syria – posted 9/13/18

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http://uawire.org/turkey-deploys-armored-vehicles-to-the-border-with-syria#

US forces in Syria are preparing for a Russian assault: Is war a likely outcome? | NEWSREP – posted 9/13/18

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SYRIA – U.S. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit carry 155mm rounds to an M777 Howitzer gun line in preparation for fire missions in northern Syria as part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, Mar. 21, 2017. (DoD)
https://thenewsrep.com/108024/us-forces-in-syria-are-preparing-for-a-russian-assault-is-war-a-likely-outcome/

Pentagon sends reinforcements to remote Syria base after Russia threatens attack – posted 9/13/18

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Syrians use dirt to put out a fire at the scene of a reported airstrike Tuesday in Idlib province. (Zein al Rifai / AFP/Getty Images)
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-fg-syria-troops-20180907-story.html

Turkey warns attack on Syria’s Idlib would cause humanitarian disaster | Reuters – posted 9/13/18

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey/turkey-says-attacks-on-syrias-idlib-must-stop-calls-for-ceasefire-ntv-idUSKCN1LQ267?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b971e2d04d301080316812c&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Exclusive: Turkey boosts arms to Syrian rebels as Idlib attack looms – rebel sources | Reuters – posted 9/13/18

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-rebels-exclusive/exclusive-turkey-boosts-arms-to-syrian-rebels-as-idlib-attack-looms-rebel-sources-idUSKCN1LS20I?posted 10/4/18=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b99555e04d301784d596d3f&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

U.S. warns Iran it will respond to attacks by Tehran allies in Iraq • The Foreign Desk – posted 9/13/18

http://www.foreigndesknews.com/news/politics/u-s-warns-iran-it/

UAWire – Fourth American destroyer equipped with Tomahawks enters the Mediterranean Sea – posted 9/13/18

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http://uawire.org/fourth-american-destroyer-with-tomahawks-entered-the-mediterranean-sea

France points finger at Iran over bomb plot, seizes assets • The Foreign Desk – posted 10/4/18

http://www.foreigndesknews.com/news/politics/france-points-finger-at/

U.S. carries out air strike in Somalia, nine militants killed: AFRICOM • The Foreign Desk – posted 10/4/18

http://www.foreigndesknews.com/news/politics/u-s-carries-out-air-2/

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