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Tensions Soar in the China Sea

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW China continues to grow more aggressive in exerting their controversial territorial claims at sea as well as in their air. On Tuesday of this week, a Vietnamese fishing boat capsized and sank after being rammed by a Chinese vessel not far from the where China has placed a massive offshore…

Russia Launches 3 ICBMs, No Force Pullback, Radioactive Material Seized at Ukrainian Border

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Between May 7-8, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following related flash messages to subscriber mobile devices: 5/8 Russia has just conducted test launch of land-based Topol ICBM + ballistic missile shots from multiple subs. Def Minister says nuclear forces on combat alert. 5/7 Tank & armored vehicle mobilization and rail transport reported in multiple NATO countries.…

Significant Activity at N. Korea Missile Launch Site

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Via 38 North Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is conducting a number of significant activities at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station (“Tongchang-ri”) related to the development of larger space launch vehicles (SLVs) and long-range ballistic missiles. Specifically, these activities are: One and maybe more engine tests of what is probably the first…

U.S. Troops Land in the Baltics, Russian Military Surges on Ukrainian Border, War Appears Imminent

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Between April 22-24, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following related flash messages to subscriber mobile devices: 4/24 SecState Kerry threatens Russia, saying cont efforts to destabilize Ukraine will be grave mistake, window to change course is closing, “We are ready to act.” 4/24 Russia announces start of “defense drills” incl use of mil aircraft, “forced” to…

NATO Announces Massive Deployment, U.S. to Send Ground Troops, Russian Threatens

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Between April 14-18, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following related flash messages to subscriber mobile devices: 4/18 Pentagon announces U.S. will be deploying ground forces to Poland in resp to events in Ukraine and the buildup of Russian forces. Awaiting details from DoD. 4/17 Russian President threatens response if NATO moves military forces closer to its…

Tensions Build in Eastern Europe, More American Troops Could Be Deployed

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Between April 8-10, 2014, AlertsUSA issued the following Flash messages to subscriber mobile devices: 4/10 US / French warships entering Black Sea. NATO SecGen: Russia provoking unrest in E Ukraine. 40,000 Russian troops ready for combat. Monitoring… 4/8 NATO Sec Gen warns Russia against move on Ukraine, says it will be an “historic mistake.” Calls…

Afghanistan Supports Russia’s Crimean Takeover, Welcomes Moscow Back Into Country

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National Review [Another MASSIVE Obama policy fail.] As the U.S. military prepares to leave Afghanistan after nearly 13 years of conflict with the Taliban, three visiting U.S. congressmen had to endure a statement from Afghan president Hamid Karzai that was released while they were in Kabul. Citing “the free will of the Crimean people,” Karzai’s…

Surrendering the Internet: A Poor Strategic Decision

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Information Dissemination This week the United States made a decision completely at odds with the nation’s long term strategic planning. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the Crimea and the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 largely overshadowed the decision by the U.S. Commerce Department to relinquish its last official oversight of the internet. This authority…

Recognition: China “Ready To Cooperate” With Crimea

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ITAR-TASS China will develop cooperation with Crimea after the situation in the republic stabilizes, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Commerce Shen Danyang told a news conference on Tuesday. Commenting on the results of Crimea’s referendum and the future of China’s investment projects, the spokesman said: “The situation in Ukraine remains tense. We are closely following…