27 May 2016

South Korea fires warning shots after boats from North cross sea border

“South Korea’s navy fired warning shots on Friday after a North Korean patrol boat and fishing boat crossed the disputed sea border off the west coast of the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s military told Reuters.” Source: South Korea fires warning shots after boats from North cross sea border – Channel

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27 May 2016

Al Qaeda still reaping oil profits in Yemen despite battlefield reverses

“Al Qaeda may have been pushed out of the enclave it carved out in Yemen as the country descended into civil war, but the militants are still entrenched in other parts of the country’s south, reaping profits from smuggled fuel.” Source: Al Qaeda still reaping oil profits in Yemen despite

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27 May 2016

‘Police officer and protesters killed’ as demonstrations turn violent in DR Congo

“A police officer was killed by stone-throwing protesters in the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a United Nations human rights official said Thursday, as nationwide anti-government demonstrations erupted in violence. A protester was also shot dead in Goma in the east of the country, said José

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27 May 2016

UN Votes to End Final Sanctions, Arms Embargo Against Liberia

“The Security Council agreed unanimously on Wednesday to dissolve both its Liberia sanctions committee and the panel of experts responsible for monitoring the implementation of the arms embargo, citing the country’s ‘sustained progress’ in implementing reforms.” Source: Liberia: UN Votes to End Final Sanctions, Arms Embargo Against Liberia – allAfrica.com

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27 May 2016

South Korea to import $3 billion worth of arms

“South Korea plans to import $3.5 billion worth of arms this year to enhance its defense capabilities, the Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday.” Source: South Korea to import $3 billion worth of arms – UPI.com

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27 May 2016

Is Syria Another Afghanistan for Russia?

“ISIS attacked a Russian military base in Syria on May 14th. Four Mi-24 attack helicopters were burned, 20 trucks were destroyed, a storage depot was hit and a MIG-25 fighter jet was damaged. The base is known as T-4, sometimes also called Tiyas in Homs province.” Source: Is Syria Another Afghanistan

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27 May 2016

Cyber attacks against our critical infrastructure are likely to increase

“The number of cyber attacks that target industrial control systems for automated industrial machines has been on the rise, according to the department. This increase will likely pick up speed in the next few years, according to Yoni Shohet, the co-founder and CEO or SCADAfence, a startup that provides a

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27 May 2016

Obama’s cyber ‘state of emergency’ yields no quick sanctions

“In April 2015, President Barack Obama declared foreign cyber threats a national emergency and gave the Treasury Department enhanced powers to target adversaries in cyberspace. Yet in the first five months with that greater authority, Treasury had yet to use it, according to a newly released report.” Source: Obama’s cyber

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27 May 2016

Pentagon denies U.S. special forces are fighting ISIS on front lines in Syria

“Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic Forces as U.S. special operations forces ride in the back of a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa on May 25, 2016.” Source: Pentagon denies U.S. special forces are fighting ISIS on front lines

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27 May 2016

Raytheon-Jordan Border Defense Against ISIS Enters Final Phase

“A US-funded partnership between Jordan and Raytheon is entering the final phase of a nearly $100 million program to guard the Hashemite Kingdom against infiltrators from the Islamic State group and other extremist organizations operating beyond its border with Syria and Iraq.” Source: Raytheon-Jordan Border Defense Against ISIS Enters Final Phase

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