03 Dec 2016

China lodges formal complaint with US over Donald Trump’s call with president of Taiwan

“Beijing has lodged a protest with the United States over a call between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, the foreign ministry said Saturday.” Source: China lodges formal complaint with US over Donald Trump’s call with president of Taiwan

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03 Dec 2016

India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan

“India and Afghanistan are planning to set up an air cargo service to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan that lies between them, Indian and Afghan officials said on Saturday.” Source: India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan |

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02 Dec 2016

Baltic states are training in extreme survival skills to prepare for ‘Russian invasion’

“Across Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, fears are intensifying that Moscow, after displaying its military might in Georgia, Ukraine and now Syria, could have the Baltic states in its sights next. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned he wouldn’t hesitate to defend Russians wherever they live, words that feel like threats since

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02 Dec 2016

Trump’s new foreign policy: ‘We will stop looking to topple regimes’

“‘We will destroy ISIS. At the same time, we will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments, folks,’ Trump told attendees at the U.S. Bank Arena. ‘Our goal is stability, not chaos because

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02 Dec 2016

Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense

“President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, who has said that responding to ‘political Islam’ is the major security issue facing the United States, to be secretary of defense.” Source: Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense – The

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02 Dec 2016

Sunni tribesmen battling Islamic State demand federalism in Iraq

“As mortar bombs landed ever closer, Sunni tribal fighters preparing to attack Islamic State seemed more preoccupied by the failures of Iraq’s political class than the militants trying to kill them. The men – and one woman – from the Lions of the Tigris unit gathered on Wednesday in Shayyalah

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01 Dec 2016

Destructive Hacks Strike Saudi Arabia, Posing Challenge to Trump

“State-sponsored hackers have conducted a series of destructive attacks on Saudi Arabia over the last two weeks, erasing data and wreaking havoc in the computer banks of the agency running the country’s airports and hitting five additional targets, according to two people familiar with an investigation into the breach.” Source:

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01 Dec 2016

What would it take to declare the electromagnetic spectrum a domain of warfare?

“Cyber was recently declared a domain of warfare five years ago, making it the fifth operational domain with land, sea, air and space. There is now also discussion of donning the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) its own operational domain of warfare.” Source: What would it take to declare the electromagnetic spectrum

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01 Dec 2016

Fort Carson prepares for massive deployment to Europe

“Fort Carson is getting ready for its largest deployment of troops to Europe since the Cold War. The Gazette reports that soldiers were loading vehicles on trains Tuesday to prepare for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s move to eastern Europe. About 4,400 soldiers will serve in seven countries for nine

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01 Dec 2016

Trump says he’s leaving businesses to avoid conflicts

“President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he’s leaving his business empire to focus on being the nation’s 45th president, declaring he can successfully avoid conflicts of interest between governing and profiting in the private sector.” Source: Trump says he’s leaving businesses to avoid conflicts

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