23 Oct 2018

UAE Hired American Ex-Soldiers To Kill Political Enemies

The United Arab Emirates hired U.S. mercenary firm Spear Operations Group, comprised mostly of ex-U.S. special forces, in 2015 to carry out an assassination. This kind of contracting appears to be on the rise, highlighting the privatization of many kinds of conflict, the importance of special forces, and the change

Read More
23 Oct 2018

Why America Leaving the INF Treaty is China’s New Nightmare

“The United States has indicated on October 20, that it will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, with President Donald Trump saying Saturday that Russia has been ‘violating it for many years,’ and ‘we’re not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and

Read More
23 Oct 2018

Russian Intel Chief: Internet Should be Controlled By ‘Proper Authorities’

“‘Fighting terrorism’ is how the Kremlin explains its latest effort to broaden its surveillance of Russian society and increase its control over internet content. But the program is also Moscow’s latest step toward digital isolationism. ‘For us professionals, it has long been obvious that cyberspace should be under the control of

Read More
23 Oct 2018

What Weapons Will The US Build After The INF Treaty?

“If President Trump withdraws from Reagan’s INF accord, it could jump-start fielding of new technologies that would have skirted the letter of the treaty, like ground-launched hypersonics. But it could also lead to less exotic solutions that the INF pact now bans outright, like mid-ranged ballistic missiles. As the product

Read More
23 Oct 2018

Here’s The Pentagon’s Initial Plan For Creating a Space Force

An early draft from the Pentagon has sketched out a possible trajectory for the creation of a Space Force. The plan would see the movement of some service members from the Air Force, Navy, and Army into the force, while excluding “the transfer of [the] strategic intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance mission

Read More
23 Oct 2018

Koreas finish scrapping land mines from border village, now plan to pull out weapons, guard posts

“The two Koreas have completed removing land mines planted at their shared border village as part of efforts to disarm the area located inside the world’s most heavily fortified border, South Korean officials said Monday. The announcement came following a meeting among military officers from the Koreas and the U.S.-led

Read More
22 Oct 2018

US cancels major military exercise with South Korea

“The US and South Korea decided Friday to suspend another major joint military exercise to give the diplomatic process with North Korea ‘every opportunity to continue.’ ‘Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Minister of National Defense Jeong Kyeong-doo decided to suspend Exercise Vigilant Ace to give the diplomatic process

Read More
22 Oct 2018

US reportedly poised to abandon key arms control treaty with Russia

“The Trump administration is moving to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, per multiple reports, removing a key arms control treaty between the United States and Russia. According to both The Guardian and The New York Times, national security adviser John Bolton has recommended the U.S. leave the agreement and

Read More
22 Oct 2018

Taliban Assassins threaten multibillion-dollar US efforts to keep Afghan airmen flying

The Taliban is training assassins and using them to target Afghanistan’s tiny number of trained airmen, personnel that are of great importance to Afghanistan’s counter-Taliban efforts and that have been trained at great cost to the U.S. The U.S. is currently spending $11.4 billion dollars to modernize the Afghani Air

Read More
19 Oct 2018

All Alone Now, the Saudis Will Entice Trump with Big Contracts

“After weeks of siding with the Saudi royals—and sending his secretary of state to grip-and-grin with the king—U.S. President Donald Trump finally bowed to public outrage on Thursday and pulled Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s dwindling ‘Davos in the Desert’ conference next week. They were

Read More