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Niger is the New Hub for American Ops in North, West Africa

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. Last February, U.S. President Barack Obama announced he was sending military personnel and drones to Niger. … Continue reading

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Project Liberty Decision May Affect Many More Aircraft

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance writer and researcher. He is also a contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. The U.S. Air Force has announced its intention to transfer the MC-12W Liberty from Air Combat Command … Continue reading

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China im Abseits: Geopolitische Folgen des Taifuns Haiyan

von Felix F. Seidler. Felix F. Seidler ist freier Mitarbeiter am Institut für Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität in Kiel und Administrator von Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik. Dieser Artikel wurde dort als erstes veröffentlicht. Peking hat sich durch Nichtstun isoliert und seiner Soft … Continue reading

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Americans, Afghans and Battlefield Agility

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-syqzbZlH9I] by DAVID AXE April 23, Zari district, southern Afghanistan. The U.S. Army’s 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 3-41 Infantry — part of the Texas-based 1st Brigade of the 1st Armored Division — is setting up a patrol base for … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Eyes Robot Supply Copters

by DAVID AXE A Lockheed Martin executive has confirmed the U.S. Army’s interest in a version of the company’s K-MAX robot supply helicopter, currently in testing by the Marine Corps. “One thing we are continuing to work on and move … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Aerostats Boost Comms Network

by DAVID AXE Mountainous terrain like that in Afghanistan can block terrestrial radio waves, forcing soldiers to rely on expensive, technically complex satellite radios for their communications. As part of its ongoing next-generation network development, the U.S. Army is turning … Continue reading

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NATO Border Strategy Counting on Better Afghan Troops

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan — The two tan-painted U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook helicopters broke away from each other at the last moment and headed for neighboring mountaintops in this rugged province bordering Pakistan. They flared as they landed and dropped their … Continue reading

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The Afghan Agribusiness Strategy

by DAVID AXE Eighty-five percent of Afghans work in agriculture. In Logar, a wheat- and fruit-growing province 50 miles south of Kabul, the percentage is even higher. When NATO forces arrived in strength in Logar two years ago, commanders quickly … Continue reading

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I robot: Entminung für Fortgeschrittene

Was machen eigentlich unsere Blechkameraden auf dem Feld? Die Leute von Boston Dynamics schrauben immer noch an ihrem Big Dog herum. Ursprünglich wog der artifizielle Packesel noch 75kg, mittlerweile ist er mit einer Höhe von 1m und einer Länge von … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Cadets Victorious in Cyber-Defense War Game

Wars were once fought only on the land, in the air and at sea. Now they’re fought in cyberspace, as well. When Russia and Georgia squared off over the breakaway province of South Ossetia last year, both sides’ hackers attacked … Continue reading

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