military

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    Is the army a trusted institution in your country?

    Some countries invest their greatest trust in their military due to past threats to their existence as well its ethos, moral fabric and the image it has created over the years. Israel is a case in point. In other countries, the military is a feared entity seen as a potential threat even to the...
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    Projection of power

    It seems that emerging military and economic powers are not just content with their territorial integrity. Nations such as India and China as well as Brazil - in the BRICS group are sharpening their ballistic missile and naval capabilities through acquisition and construction of nuclear...
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    Future technologies and the military

    There is a massive explosion of the defense industry's research and development arena heralding the development of an incredible array of weaponry. I view this to be an opportunity for the civilian applications of these advanced military technologies to solve a wide array of engineering...
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    The velvet bullet policy

    I believe that the future presents unique challenges as well as opportunities when it comes to world militaries. As humanity licks its wounds from countless lives and destruction wrought by war, I believe that its not time for an ever deepening weaponization of the world. Its time for militaries...
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    The S.China Sea flashpoint

    The S. China Sea is a potential military flashpoint due to the productive nature of the area which is rich in fisheries and great potential in terms of oil reserves. China is building an airforce base in the Spratley Islands and recently introduced advanced anti-aircraft missiles in the area...
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    Turkey revs its ante

    The Pentagon has approved a deal to sell $700 million worth of smartbombs to Turkey through its military sales scheme. This I suppose is in response to the heightened military situation in the Middle East. The reported sale of BLU-109 bunker busting bombs has the potential to tilt the balance of...
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    President of South Africa, Saudi DM open projectiles factory at Military Industries Corporation

    Riyadh, Jumada II 18, 1437, March 27, 2016, SPA -- President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Zuma and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Military Industries Corporation...
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    Putin Orders His Military To Be More Aggressive In Syria

    Putin Orders His Military To Be More Aggressive In Syria In a speech before his senior Defense Ministry officials in Moscow on Friday, President Vladimir Putin ordered his armed forces to “act as toughly as possible” in defending its air contingent currently deployed in combat operations in...
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