04 May 2021

Israel religious festival crush kills 45

On Friday in Israel, an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 people attended a religious celebration at Mount Meron for the Lag B’Omer holiday. The holiday is celebrated through singing, dancing, and lighting fires in homage to Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai at his burial site. At some point during the event, a

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23 Apr 2021

Pakistan Investigates Whether Attack Targeted China’s Ambassador

Authorities in Pakistan are currently investigating whether the Chinese ambassador was the target of a suicide bombing that occurred in a Western province. The attack could be the latest of several directed at a Chinese target. Pakistan and China are close allies, and Pakistan has been one of the main

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21 Apr 2021

Top military official warns China and Russia are modernizing nuclear weapons faster than US

Adm. Charles Richard, head of the US Strategic Command and overseer of the US nuclear arsenal stated during a Congressional hearing on Tuesday that China and Russia are modernizing their nuclear weapons and capabilities faster than the US. Adm. Richard warned that if the US does not start investing more

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16 Mar 2021

U.S. Sanctions Islamic State’s Central African Franchise for First Time

On Wednesday, the US imposed sanctions on two of the Islamic State’s associates, both located in Central Africa. The move marks the first time the US has imposed sanctions on the terrorist organization’s Central African affiliates, highlighting the rising threat posed by the jihadist group outside of the Middle East.

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22 Feb 2021

The OODA Almanac – 2021 Edition

As a logger and holstein farmer, my grandfather was heavily dependent on the weather for his livelihood. Each year, he purchased a copy of the Old Farmer’s Almanac and it was kept in an easily accessible reading spot for reference. Taken on a day by day basis, the Farmer’s Almanac was not the greatest of guides, but if you took it on a month-by-month basis it claims about an 80% accuracy, which was more than enough to guide generalized decisions about logging and farming environments in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

The OODA Almanac proposes to identify those topics and patterns we see having significance in 2021 to guide your short and long-term decision making. Over the course of 2021, we will continue to inject additional observations on these topics into our analysis or as stand-alone tidbits of observed intelligence (OODINT).

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12 Nov 2020

Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile 12 times limit, says IAEA

According to global watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has built up a stockpile of more than 12 times the amount of enriched uranium allowed under an international agreement made in 2015. The IAEA states that the country’s uranium stockpile has reached more than 2,442kg. Iran has claimed

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30 Oct 2020

China’s military rise poses the greatest foreign policy challenge to the next US President

The Pentagon, in 2018, named China and Russia as the two countries posing the most significant rivals to the US military. Now security professionals claim that this has only grown more true as the countries develop their own military capabilities matching that of the United States’. Beijing’s modernization helped to

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23 Jul 2020

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Aid workers ‘killed’ in Borno state

Last month, five aid workers were abducted in northeast Nigeria, in Borno State. Recently, jihadists have reported that they have executed the aid workers. The abducted men were working for the International Rescue Committee, Action Against Hunger, Rich International, and the State Emergency Management Agency. Nigeria’s president placed the blame

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23 Jun 2020

South Korean activist floats leaflets to North amid tensions

On Tuesday, an activist claimed that a South Korean group launched hundreds of thousands of leaflets by balloon across the border into North Korea overnight. The actions occur just days after North Korea purposefully bombed a shared center between the two warring countries, making a statement against actions such as

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16 Jun 2020

North Korea blows up joint liaison office with South in Kaesong

Yesterday, North Korea blew up a joint liaison office with South Korea near the border town of Kaesong, North Korea. The drastic move occurred just hours after renewed threats of military action at the shared border. The office was opened just two years ago in 2018 to help the two

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