Category: Military

ISIS using Chinese MANPADS supplied with Qatari assistance

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A sequence of images released by Islamic State appears to confirm that the group has Chinese FN-6 and that a MANPADS was used to shoot down an Iraqi Mi-35M near Bayji on 3 October. Source: Islamic State The Islamic State…

Military Modernization and the Future of Warfare in Asia

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What do military modernization programs in Asia tell us about the future of warfare in the region? According to Sunil Dasgupta, the area’s states are betting that 1) nuclear deterrence will work; 2) potential conflicts will not globalize or affect…

Russia May Use North Caucasians for Hybrid Warfare in Central Asian and European Conflicts

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Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 11 Issue: 178 By: Valery Dzutsev On September 30, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the fall 2014 Russian military draft. The government is expected to draft 154,100 men, the same number as in the…

Get Smart: Chinese Spy Edition

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Posted by Clif Burns at 4:51 pm on September 24, 2014  Category: Arms Export • Criminal Penalties • DDTC • Technical Data Export Meet Charlie and Alice, two self-professed PRC spies who branched out from smuggling crystal meth into the United States to attempting to export airplanes and military…

China practicing for “short, sharp war” against Japan, says intelligence report

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A U.S. Navy intelligence analyst believes that China is preparing for a “short, sharp war” with Japan as the People’s Liberation Army were seen conducting training drills that seem to simulate the taking over of the disputed Senkakus. While the uninhabited group of…

Russia’s Long-Term Naval Rearmament Plans

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Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 11 Issue: 22 By: Roger McDermott President Vladimir Putin continues to support the creation of a modernized and combat-capable military by 2020. A significant element in such military modernization is the Navy, which also protects Russia’s…

East China Sea Air Defense Moves: What for and Why Now?

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Publication: China Brief Volume: 13 Issue: 24 China’s declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) covering the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands—as well as the greater part of the East China Sea, including sections of Taiwan’s and South Korea’s own ADIZs—demands…

Turkey-China Antimissile Deal May Happen Soon: Sources

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Turkey could ink an agreement to purchase a missile defense system from China on a shorter timescale than was previously thought, unidentified officials with the Turkish Defense Industries Undersecretariat said in a Thursday news report.

U.S. Concerned About Pakistani Nuke Security, Secret Budget Reveals

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U.S. intelligence officials are far more worried about the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons and materials than the government has publicly admitted, according to a report on the secret budget for U.S. intelligence operations that was leaked to the Washington Post by…