Monthly Archives: May 2015

Congressional Inaction Could End Controversial Domestic Spying Program

by Michael Bowman This week, a U.S. spy agency is reportedly winding down its collection of Americans’ telephone records after Congress failed to reform or extend the once-secret program that expires June 1. Lawmakers left Washington for a weeklong recess … Continue reading

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China’s Military Strategy

GLOBAL SECURITY The Information Office of the State Council on Tuesday published a white paper on China’s military strategy. Following is the full text: China’s Military Strategy The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China May 2015, … Continue reading

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Who’s Joining ISIS’s Twitter Army?

Joshua Keating A Shiite member of the Iraqi pro-government forces flashes the “V” sign for “victory” as he stands in front of a mural depicting the ISIS flag on the outskirts of the Iraqi town of Ad-Dawr on March 6, … Continue reading

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As Arms Sales to the Middle East Increase, Exporters Compete to Make a Killing

David Enders\Vice News The Islamic State’s takeover of Ramadi on Sunday highlights an uncomfortable truth about the group’s offensives across large parts of Iraq in the last year: the largesse of US arms exports in recent years to an unstable … Continue reading

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THE HORROR THAT FREAKS OUT USA: Mexico’s Security Dilemma: A Myopic Approach to Michoacan’s Militias

Michoacan’s Militias by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and InSight Crime\Dudley Althaus and Steven Dudley The desperation in Michoacan, as in many parts of Mexico, with regards to organized crime has led to a myopic view … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Security Dilemma: The Battle for Michoacan (PART 1)

Michoacan’s Militias by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and InSight Crime\ Dudley Althaus and Steven Dudley Faced with the government’s failure to rein in the criminals, communities across crime-besieged Mexico have been trying for years to organize … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Security Dilemma: The Rise of Michoacan’s Militias (PART 2)

Michoacan’s Militias by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and InSight Crime Volunteer community policing has been a tradition in indigenous communities across Southern Mexico for centuries. Though controversial, advocates argue the practice is supported by international … Continue reading

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Trainers in Iraq Focus on IED Detection

Paul Mcleary, March 28, 2015 US forces in Iraq are training Iraqi troops to perform complex combined arms maneuvers involving armor, air and artillery support along with critical IED detection techniques, a senior enlisted soldier just back from Iraq says. … Continue reading

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Eastern Markets Fuel Rise in Global Spending

By Joe Gould After three years in decline, global defense spending rebounded by 1.7 percent, driven by emerging markets in the East as the West largely continues with austerity, according to analysts with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). … Continue reading

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Turkish Intelligence’s Alleged Arms Trade Emerges with ISIL Investigation

AYDINLIK An alleged telephone conversation tape proving that Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) involved in arms trading, emerged from the case file regarding ISIL attack in central Anatolian province Niğde. According to the court file regarding the two suspects of … Continue reading

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