29 May 2016

Venezuela Readies for ‘State of Internal Commotion’ Ahead of Civilian Unrest

“As opposition to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro intensifies, the country is now preparing for the biggest military exercises in its history this Saturday – an opportunity to flex its military muscle ahead of possible violent street protests spurred by civilian unrest.” Source: Venezuela Readies for ‘State of Internal Commotion’ Ahead

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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

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

The US is Raiding its Global Bomb Stockpiles to Fight ISIS

“The U.S. military is raiding its smart-bomb stockpiles around the world to continue its nearly two-year-old airstrike campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Pentagon officials said.” Source: The US is Raiding its Global Bomb Stockpiles to Fight ISIS – Defense One

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26 May 2016

Russia Denies IS Attack at Syrian Base

“A Russian military official has denied claims by the Islamic State group that it destroyed four helicopters and other Russian equipment at a Syrian base.” Source: Russia Denies IS Attack at Syrian Base

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26 May 2016

18,000 turned away from French borders for security reasons

“France’s top security official says authorities have turned away more than 18,000 people at the country’s borders for security reasons since extremist attacks in November.” Source: 18,000 turned away from French borders for security reasons

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26 May 2016

French Authorities Given Broader Powers to Fight Terrorism

“The French Parliament on Wednesday approved a law that gives the police and judicial authorities new powers to detain terrorism suspects, put people under house arrest and use deadly force to stop attacks.” Source: French Authorities Given Broader Powers to Fight Terrorism – The New York Times

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26 May 2016

4 Central European Countries Ready to Send Troops to Baltics

“Four Central European countries say they are working on a plan to deploy their troops in the Baltics states as part of NATO forces. In a declaration signed Wednesday, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland say that their defense leaders will work out details of the plan to be

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25 May 2016

Uganda Threatens War On DR Congo Over Lake Albert Attacks

“The Uganda government has threatened to use military force against Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) forces if attacks on its citizens on Ugandan soil re-occur, a minister said on Monday.” Source: Africa: Uganda Threatens War On DR Congo Over Lake Albert Attacks – allAfrica.com

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