Category Archives: General Knowledge

Zivile Verteidigung: Ein Schritt in die richtige Richtung

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny hat Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg studiert. “Eine Krise in Ostasien eskaliert in einen globalen Schlagabtausch zwischen den USA und der Volksrepublik China. Mit dem Rücken zur Wand ordnet die chinesische Führung an, von … Continue reading

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Imagery Update: ROK Jeju Island Naval Base

As South Korea readies to boost naval diplomacy in the region by hosting Pacific Reach 2016, new satellite imagery of the recently inaugurated Jeju island naval base was made available in Google Earth. The recent space snapshots acquired in March … Continue reading

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Imagery of the Week: Cam Ranh Airport Developments

The latest commercial satellite imagery available in Google Earth shows some new developments at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh (Nha Trang) Airport (CXR). In March, the north eastern support area appeared complete and new aircraft environmental shelters were erected on the parking … Continue reading

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Has Sudan Received More Su-24 Fencer?

Sudan probably received additional Su-24 Fencer aircraft from Belarus, recently acquired satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe suggests. Back in 2013, it was reported that Sudan would acquire 12 Soviet-era Su-24 Fencer aircraft from Belarusian BelTechExport. The aircraft, previously flown by the … Continue reading

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Examining Iranian Drone Strikes in Syria

by Galen Wright. Over the past two decades the number of states operating drones has exploded from just a handful to more than a third of all countries worldwide. Now, the list of countries not just operating armed drones, but … Continue reading

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VUCA-Welt: Die Fakten…

Bereits im Artikel “Securitization of everything or how to lose the sense of security at all“, in dem Patrick Truffer die seit den 1980er-Jahren erfolgte Ausweitung des ursprünglich eng gefasste Begriff “Sicherheit” kritisch betrachtet, wurde festgehalten, dass wir uns in … Continue reading

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Mikhail Dudin Rounds the Iberian Peninsula

The Mikhail Dudin left Iran in late December and is making her way to Russia after passing through the Suez and the Strait of Gibraltar, AIS data shows. Iran’s low enriched uranium loaded on-board the Mikhail Dudin is over half-way … Continue reading

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Deutschlands Beitrag im Kampf gegen den Islamischen Staat – ein Kommentar

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. Es brauchte wohl leider die fürchterlichen Anschläge in Paris vom 13. November 2015, damit sich Angela Merkel (CDU) endlich für … Continue reading

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French Fighters Target Islamic State Revenue

“We intervened in Syria… yesterday evening with a strike on an oil supply center near Deir Ezzor on the border between Iraq and Syria,” French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced today. Given the location of the strikes, it’s likely … Continue reading

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New Missile Base Highlights Importance of Iran’s Underground Facilities

by Galen Wright. Recent imagery showing Iran’s use of underground facilities (UGF) to house ballistic missiles highlights the continued importance of hardened shelters to Tehran’s military doctrine. This can be seen, not just among ballistic missiles, but also with the … Continue reading

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