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Le nom donné à l’opération irakienne visant à reprendre Ramadi fait polémique

Le nom donné à l’opération irakienne visant à reprendre Ramadi fait polémique | NATO Military | Scoop.it
La progression fulgurante du groupe État islamique (EI ou Daesh) en juin 2014 s'explique en partie par le ressentiment des populations sunnites à l'égard du
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Russia Has Complete Information Dominance in Ukraine

Russia Has Complete Information Dominance in Ukraine | NATO Military | Scoop.it
Hackers have consistently used low-level cyber warfare tactics to advance Russian goals in Ukraine. A dedicated group of hackers successfully infected the e-mail systems of the Ukrainian military, counterintelligence, border patrol, and local...
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Obama taps Dunford for Joint Chiefs chairman

Obama taps Dunford for Joint Chiefs chairman | NATO Military | Scoop.it
President Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-2014, U.S. officials said Monday.
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Defense.gov News Article: Vickers Stepping Down as Undersecretary for Intelligence

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Finland fires warning shots at 'foreign submarine' near Helsinki

Finland fires warning shots at 'foreign submarine' near Helsinki | NATO Military | Scoop.it
Incident comes amid growing military tensions with neighbouring Russia, months after Sweden mounts unsuccessful hunt for suspected Russian submarine in its waters
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NATO calls for 'comprehensive response" to migrant crisis

NATO calls for 'comprehensive response" to migrant crisis | NATO Military | Scoop.it
Lisbon (AFP) - The plight of migrants in the Mediterranean requires a "comprehensive response", NATO'S head Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, adding that the...
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Federal budget: Despite annual funding boost, defence faces uncertain times

Federal budget: Despite annual funding boost, defence faces uncertain times | NATO Military | Scoop.it
After shouldering much of the burden in the Conservative government’s drive to balance the federal budget, the Canadian military will have to wait more than a decade to get back what was taken away...
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Turkey Breaks From West on Defense

Turkey Breaks From West on Defense | NATO Military | Scoop.it
Ankara takes steps to boost its own arms industry and reduce its military dependence on its NATO allies, worrying some Western capitals in the process.
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Is the West losing its edge on defence?

Is the West losing its edge on defence? | NATO Military | Scoop.it
The BBC's Mark Urban looks into the consequences of Western nations not spending enough on their military capability.
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Canadian CF-18s Conduct 1st Airstrike in Syria. | The Sentinel

Canadian CF-18s Conduct 1st Airstrike in Syria. | The Sentinel | NATO Military | Scoop.it
Canadian CF-18s, alongside coalition aircrafts, successfully destroyed an ISIS base in Ar Raqqah, Syria on their very airstrike mission.
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Canada to send military advisors to Ukraine

Canada to send military advisors to Ukraine | NATO Military | Scoop.it
The Canadian Forces are signing onto a training mission in Ukraine. iPolitics has learned Canadian trainers will joining American troops currently serving in that role. Observers are set to deploy to the eastern European country in mid-May to shadow the Americans, with the remainder of the contingent to follow near the end of the month.... Read more »
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Russian plan of attack to nuke Yellowstone

Russian plan of attack to nuke Yellowstone | NATO Military | Scoop.it
The best way to attack the US is to detonate nuclear weapons in the Yellowstone super volcano or along the San Andreas fault line on California's coastline, a Russian geopolitical analyst says.
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Make Canada's woeful defence spending record an election issue | Opinion | Toronto Sun

Make Canada's woeful defence spending record an election issue | Opinion | Toronto Sun | NATO Military | Scoop.it
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Defense spending in Canada.  Some numbers. 

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NATO to keep some troops in Afghanistan after 2016

NATO to keep some troops in Afghanistan after 2016 | NATO Military | Scoop.it
ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) - NATO will keep some troops in Afghanistan even after its current training mission ends around the end of next year, the alliance said on Wednesday, in a signal of support for
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Hybrid war – does it even exist?

Hybrid war – does it even exist? | NATO Military | Scoop.it
How is it that security professionals are using the buzzword ‘hybrid warfare’ without really knowing or agreeing on what it is? This is the question posed by Damien van Puyvelde, who argues here that the term adds little but confusion to an already confused situation.
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“Rather than develop strategies based on ‘hybrid’ challenges (an elusive and catch-all term),I believe decision-makers should stay away from it and consider warfare for what it has always been: a complex set of interconnected threats and forceful means waged to further political motives.”

“In practice, any threat can be hybrid as long as it is not limited to a single form and dimension of warfare. When any threat or use of force is defined as hybrid, the term loses its value and causes confusion instead of clarifying the “reality” of modern warfare.”

“Most, if not all, conflicts in the history of mankind have been defined by the use of asymmetries that exploit an opponent’s weaknesses, thus leading to complex situations involving regular/irregular and conventional/unconventional tactics. Similarly, the rise of cyber warfare has not fundamentally changed the nature of warfare, but expanded its use in a new dimension.”

“So my recommendation is that NATO, and other Western decision-makers, should forget about everything “hybrid” and focus on the specificity and the interconnectedness of the threats they face. Warfare, whether it be ancient or modern, hybrid or not, is always complex and can hardly be subsumed into a single adjective. Any effective strategy should take this complex environment into account and find ways to navigate it without oversimplifying.”

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Norway invests $500 million in new military capabilities in the High North

Norway invests $500 million in new military capabilities in the High North | NATO Military | Scoop.it
The Canadian military continues to move along with its various efforts to improve its Arctic capabilities. Some of Canada's allies are moving ahead on their own programs. Norway, has decided to inv...
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NATOs cyber defenders win Locked Shields exercise

NATOs cyber defenders win Locked Shields exercise | NATO Military | Scoop.it
NATOs Blue Team of cyber defenders has won the largest international livefire cyber defence exercise Locked Shields 2015.
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Time to Scrap NATO’s 2 Percent Pledge?

Time to Scrap NATO’s 2 Percent Pledge? | NATO Military | Scoop.it
NATO’s 2 percent spending pledge is utterly useless for solving the alliance’s readiness and capability problems. Allies should focus instead on more realistic options.
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Bulgaria will postpone the purchase of new NATO-compatible multi-role fighters

Bulgaria will postpone the purchase of new NATO-compatible multi-role fighters | NATO Military | Scoop.it
Bulgaria is to postpone the purchase of new NATO-compatible multi-role fighters due to the priority need for social spending and reforms, the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said here on Tuesday."For now, the military aircraft will wait
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NATO to Hold Major Cyber Defense Drill in Estonia

NATO to Hold Major Cyber Defense Drill in Estonia | NATO Military | Scoop.it
About 400 computer experts will participate in a major cybersecurity drill in Estonia this week as part of NATO's efforts to upgrade its capability to counter potentially debilitating hacker attacks. Teams from 16 nations will take part in the Locked Shields 2015 exercise at NATO's...
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Nordic nations agree on defense cooperation against Russia

Nordic nations agree on defense cooperation against Russia | NATO Military | Scoop.it
OSLO (Reuters) - Calling Russia the biggest challenge to European security, Nordic nations agreed on closer defense ties and increased solidarity with the Baltic states on Thursday, aiming to increase
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U.S. Navy alarmed at China's "Great Wall of Sand"

China has created 1.5 square miles of artificial landmass through an unprecedented program of land reclamation in the South China Sea.
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Russia's New Main Battle Tank: T-14 Armata | The Sentinel

Russia's New Main Battle Tank: T-14 Armata | The Sentinel | NATO Military | Scoop.it
The new Russian T-14 Armata MBT is the new third-generation tank that will enter service with the Russian Army in 2015 and is equipped with a 125mm cannon.
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