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Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

24 April

Elements of 81Bn and 251 TF Bn, 25 Bde ambushed enemy fighters mounted on motorcycles fleeing SAMBISA Forest towards ALAGARNO in the vicinity of FULAWANI Village, BORNO State killing 5 and capturing 5 x motorcycles, 9 x bicycles, 80 x pairs of slippers, soap and other laundry items, polythene bags and mats. 1,376 more words

Counter Insurgency

Mark Collins - Movie "Twelve O'Clock High" and USAF's Tough Combat Future

Further to this post (“12 O’Clock High” is noted near the end), Movie “Command Decision” and US Strategic Bombing vs Germany, 1943 a piece at War on the Rocks suggests the USAF mi… 14 more words

International Relations

Mark Collins - New RCAF Tanker Aircraft Depends on New Fighter Type Selection (when?)

Further to these posts, Things Looking Better For F-35 in Canada RCAF: Decisions Needed on Extending CF-18 Hornets’ Service to 2025 a very related procurement decision awaits: Polaris replacement w… 14 more words

Canadian Politics

When is cyberwar an act of war? Is NATO getting close to answers?

Just over a month ago, an entry appeared raising some issues that to be quite blunt, remain somewhat perplexing.  The entry was inspired by a chat with an Oxford University boffin at the Odessa Security Forum.   938 more words


Senegal agrees to "permanent" American presence for defence cooperation

Senegal and the US have signed a defence cooperation agreement allowing “the permanent presence” of American soldiers in the west African country. The accord gives US soldiers access to areas in Senegal, such as airports and military installations, in order to respond to security or health needs, such as terrorist threats or Ebola-like pandemics. 12 more words

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha underscores vision for a futuristic force

Newsroom24x7 Staff

New Delhi: Chief of Air Staff, air Chief Marshal Arup Raha has emphasized the need to build up mission capability of all platforms and weapon systems. 387 more words