Genocide in Libya [updated]

The Middle East has become a hot topic in what appears to be by media sources uprisings and somewhat revolutions taking place. Yet the more interesting factor is that they are working and this is attributed to the fact that Egypt, a country which was ruled for 30 years by dictator Hosni Mubarak suddenly...

Protests in Iran

Protests have hit the streets of Tehran again and in several other major cities in Iran where similar protests emerged with the election process taking place back in 2009-2010. We saw back then hundreds of thousands of people protesting in major streets and roads all around Tehran. Crowds as large as these...

Military mobilised in Egypt [updated]

Large protests have broken out in several Egyptian cities calling for President Mubarak to step down after 30 years of power. Egypt – 30 / 01 / 2011 — The military has been mobilised after large protests taking place in Egypt’s capitol, Cairo. The people of Egypt have called for the...

The rise of China and the issue that is Taiwan

As the Chinese President, Hu Jin-Tao has his three day state visit to the US in Washington this week it will become more apparent about the issues that are on the table with the rise of China and its more heightening military presence. Last week 25 members of the US senate signed a letter in support for...

The Chinese response on military build up

Defense secretary Robert Gates recently visited Beijing shortly after the release of the highly speculated leaked pictures of the J-20 aircaft. It is again speculated that the photos were released in conjunction with Mr. Gates visit however the reason is not known why. However it has further been reported...

Military intervention in the Ivory Coast?

The presidency of the Ivory Coast has been in dispute since votes were counted in November of 2010. The Constitutional Council ruled in favour of Gbagbo who was sworn in as president however though his opponent according to the Electoral Commission (Overseen by the United Nations) states that Ouattara had...

Pentagon considers the cancellation of the EFV

The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), an armoured amphibious assault vehicle is under the prying eyes of the Pentagon today as it is considered for cancellation as Defense secretary Robert Gates has planned a cut in defense spending to meet a Pentagon operations spending reduction of $100 billion ($US)....

France confirms the sale of warships to Russia

French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has confirmed the sale of 2 French warships of the Mistral Class amphibious assault ship. A ship of this class weighs at around 21,300 tonnes full load at a cost of $400 million (USD). This is subject to change as any modifications to the ship are likely to cost more....

South Korean military exercises and the bewildering threat of a “sacred war”…

In light of on-going tensions between the two Korean countries of the North and South on the Korean peninsula, the South have demonstrated military exercises in protest to the firing of artillery shells on the small island of Yeonpyang Island, though have only stated that these are regular military drills....

Obama announces a massive trade pact with South Korea

U.S. exports are to increase by $11 billion USD with an announced massive trade pact with South Korea, by the United States of America President Obama. Obama has stated that he has a goal of increasing and doubling U.S. trade exports over the next 5 years. This announcement comes at a time when tensions...

U.S. Airforce unmanned space vehicle returns (X-37B)

The highly secret U.S. Air Force unmanned space aircraft made a historic return to Earth. Unknown is the mission the vehicle has flown and this remains today in-secret. The vehicle is known as Oribtal Test Vehicle 1 (OTV) and made its historic landing after a long 7 months of space exploration, at 1:15 a.m....

Yeonpyeong island fired on by North Korean artillery

[23rd of November 2010] North Korea has fired artillery shells into the Yeonpyeong island which is recognised by the UN as a South Korean territory. Though the North does not recognise this even though agreed by them in the 1953 armistice. In a firing exchange which involved usage of both nations artillery...

HEADLINES: ‘Combined Joint Expeditionary Force’ Announced (British and French forces)

The announcement of a new united military force between the UK and French has seen a force of up to 6,500 servicemen involved in a multi-national defence deal between both countries. French special forces, French Marines are to be involved in this deal as well as its UK counterparts such as the Royal...

The future of the UK’s armed forces

The future of UK military power is under question and especially so with the new coalition government ramping up pressure on the MoD by cutting its budget. The UK has the fourth largest annual budget in the World and is heavily involved in Afghanistan as well as having bases in several other countries. The...

Ocelot (LPPV) vehicle to replace Snatch Land Rover

Recently the UK’s ministry of defense announced the dates for the replacement of the Snatch Land Rover where they revealed the Ocelot on the 22nd of September. The Snatch Land Rover is one of the largest vehicles in terms of numbers in the UK forces arsenal. However they were  hugely criticized over...

$60 billion dollar US – Saudi Armaments deal

There has been negotiations going back three years between the United States and Saudi Arabia involving an expected arms deal involving aircraft and weaponry. Initially this changes the balance of power greatly in the middle East, however reports suggest this arms deal is due to increasing military power...

UK Aircraft Carriers at risk

In the UK two aircraft carriers are being manufactured by British industry in various places around Britain, mainly being assembled in Scotland. Since the Tories have been in power both the carriers (HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales) are under threat due to heavy cuts being made by the current...

WIKILEAKS: US agrees to tell Russia about the UK’s nuclear secrets

The “special relationship” coined in reference to a speech which Winston Churchill gave in 1946. In an apparent new founding close friendship between the UK and the US. But is there a special relationship anymore between the United Kingdom and the United States? — In reference to US giving...

Chinese President Hu Jintao welcomed to the US

The Chinese President Hu Jintao was given a full state visit compliment on his visit to the United States. In the state visit which was aired live on the White House channel, a 21 gun salute and a military outfit was given for the Chinese President to inspect. Along with this a state dinner, private dinner...

The Ivory Coast issue, civil war a possibility…

The Ivory Coast is in turmoil right now. With the recent elections in dispute by incumbent Laurent Gbagbo, the Ivory Coast could go into civil war it is thought. Alassane Ouattara the termed “alternative government” is currently holed up in a hotel protected by 800 UN troops and with tanks...
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