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LATIN AMERICA: Colombian Insurgency Heats Up -- Again

Eleven Soldiers Killed.

Eleven Colombian soldiers were killed in fighting with Marxist guerrillas Tuesday (April 14), prompting Colombia’s president to resume a bombing campaign on rebel camps — jeopardizing peace talks seeking to end a 60-year insurgency that has cost thousands of lives. 169 more words

National Security And Defense

AROUND AFRICA: Hostage Rescue in Mali; Kenya College Attack; Yemini Refugees; C.A.R. "Ceasefiire" [UPDATE2-April 10]

French Commando Rescue.

A Dutch national held hostage by Islamist extremists in North Africa for three years has been freed in a daring raid by French commandos. 682 more words

Counter Insurgency

COUNTER TERRORISM: Understanding the Islamic State Threat

Fighting a Radical Tide on Social Media.

WASHINGTON — You’ve seen them on TV or the Internet: faces masked, waving black flags and AK-47s , videotaping heinous acts of barbarism against soldiers and civilians that fall into their hands. 788 more words

National Security And Defense

COUNTER TERRORISM: Kenya College Siege

147 Dead.

Gunmen said to be al Shabab Islamist extremists attack a university campus in Kenya Thursday (April 2), battling security forces for more than 15 hours before the school was secured. 171 more words

National Security And Defense

AFRICA: Ex-General Wins Nigerian Presidential Election

NIGERIA: Jonathan Concedes, Buhari Winner.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan conceded to his opponent Muhammadou Buhari today (Tuesday, March 31) in the closest presidential election since democratic rule was restored to Africa’s most populous nation in 1999. 248 more words

Defense

The UK counter-terrorism report 2014 - the threat is not bigger, but it changed

According to UK counter-terrorism report 2014 the government are using for steps to protect citizens : pursue, prevent, protect, prepare.

There is also mentioned that the threat is not bigger, but it changed. 60 more words

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS: Navy Commando Medic Awarded Silver Star for Heroism in Afghanistan

Corpsman Up!

The U.S. Marine Corps doesn’t have medics per se. Instead, their medical emergency needs aboard ship, back at base or on the battlefield are handled by sailors known as Hospital Corpsman. 417 more words

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