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Japan's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that "about 1,000 officers of the nation's Self-Defense Forces will participate in a U.S. drill to be held in California in June involving recapturing control of an isolated island."(Kyodo)
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is sending about 200 troops to Jordan, the vanguard of a potential U.S. military force of 20,000 or more that could be deployed if the Obama administration decides to intervene in Syria to secure chemical weapons arsenals or to prevent the 2-year-old civil war from spilling into neighboring nations.
Last week, Lt.-Gen. Frank Gorenc, commander of the US’s Third Air Force based in Germany, visited Israel to finalize plans for the upcoming drill, expected to see the deployment of several thousand American soldiers in Israel.
From increasing boarder patrols, live fire exercises to repairing old weather worn fences and installing cameras on them it all seems to me China is prepared to stop any and all refugees who would flee across the boarder.
A Platoon-strength contingent of China's People's Liberation Army(PLA) came 10 km inside the Indian territory in Burthe in DBO sector, which is at an altitude of about 17,000 feet, on the night of April 15 and established a tented post there, Troops from Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) have also established a camp approximately 300 metres opposite the location, the sources said. ITBP has asked for a Flag meeting with the Chinese side but there has been no response as of now, sources said. The Ladakh Scouts, an Infantry regiment of the Indian Army and specializing in mountain warfare, has also moved towards the area where the situation was described as tense.
SO GORGEOUS was the spectacle on the May morning of 1910 when nine kings rode in the funeral of Edward VII of England that the crowd, waiting in hushed and black-clad awe, could not keep back gasps of admiration.
Although the U.S. still accounted for 39% of global military spending –- far more than any other country -- belt tightening and the drawdown in Afghanistan contributed to a 6% decline in expenditures from the previous year, Perlo-Freeman said. Military pending in western and central Europe dropped 1.6%. Meanwhile, Russia increased its spending 16%, part of a massive plan to modernize its armaments, according to the report. Chinese military spending was up an estimated 8%.
new figures released by a research group based in Sweden.
Originally posted by 13th Zodiac
Good effort , star and flag.All these thing's are coming together.Notice how these stories are buried due to the Boston event.I have alway's warned member's here to watch the magician's other hand.
A War Cabinet is a committee formed by a government in a time of war. It is usually a subset of the full executive cabinet of ministers. It is also quite common for a War Cabinet to have senior military officers and opposition politicians as members.
Originally posted by 3n19m470
What I've learned in a few years at ATS... The most important threads don't always carry the most posts, flags or.stars. I believe this to be one of those posts.
And I won't take it a step further, like some, and say that "this speaks very much to the ignorance or lack of intelligence of the ATS membership, because I have come to realize that, at times like these, nothing more need be said... We all know what it means. It's a silent "knowing" between us. The truth of the matter is: we would often rather focus our attention on topics that take our mind away from the more stressful realities we face...unlike some others, I find no shame in making an effort to retain one's sanity in the belief that it may be useful at some time in the future. It's not as if there is a plan of action we can all join together to make the world a better place, so most.of us are waiting...
Originally posted by RalagaNarHallas
star and flag! well thought out and presented. if i could mention one thing i think the India china thing is more of a common occurrence from what i have read.