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India-Japan defence ties are soaring but high-profile deals unlikely

The US-2i aircraft and the Soryu class project are indicative of a structural limitation in the India-Japan defence relationship

The India-Japan defence relationship is soaring, but high-profile deals like the  988 more words

Defence

On autonomous systems

Today I read this article: https://news.usni.org/2017/09/18/u-s-navy-research-chief-urges-caution-british-admirals-begin-dash-autonomy in which the research chief of the US Navy proffered a gentle rebuke to the Royal Navy for their headlong pursuit of increased autonomy. 603 more words

Egypt's Long, Bloody Fight Against The Islamic State in Sinai is Going Somewhere

This post is intended as a reply or rebuttal to a Washington Post article by Sudarsan Raghavan. Let me start off by saying I’m not too surprised by the content, it does not mark a departure from what has come before in regards to the Sinai and Egyptian Counter Terror efforts. 1,461 more words

Egypt

Building the Ideal Offensive Defenceman

We can get in depth here all we want, or we could just admit that there already is an “ideal offensive d-man” (which by the way is the ideal defender, defensive d-men are being phased out, thank god). 225 more words

Defence

The note

The bugle blows the last post

As a white dove lands at base

Bringing the sad note from Able

Grave news we didn’t want

Told of the resurrection… 57 more words

Poem

Thorny fences.

How thorns irritates you while picking up a rose or cutting eggplants? We loved roses and hated it’s thorns always. Avoiding thorny bushes while playing in fields or crossing forest roads s a usual practice. 183 more words

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Duterte may declare martial law next week: Philippine defence chief

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law next week if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief said on Friday (Sep 15). 340 more words

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