Category Archives: Armed Forces

Rezension: „Die Rote Armee: Uniformen, Ausrüstung und Bewaffnung 1939-1945“

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. In den Wirren des russischen Bürgerkrieges gegründet, wurde die Rote Armee (Rabotschi krestjanskaja krasnaja armija) zum bewaffneten Rückgrat der Sowjetunion … Continue reading

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Military Ramp at Abu Dhabi International Is Operational

Over the last decade, the UAE has improved its transport capabilities with the acquisition of some of America’s best strategic and tactical aircraft. The latest satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe shows a new operational military ramp dedicated to the country’s … Continue reading

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Das Phantom von Ouagadougou

von Peter Dörrie Burkina Fasos Militär hat eine lange und nicht gerade ruhmreiche Geschichte der Einmischung in die politischen Angelegenheiten des westafrikanischen Landes. Mit der Ausnahme von Burkina Fasos erstem Präsidenten, Maurice Yaméogo, waren alle acht Staatsoberhäupter seit der Unabhängigkeit … Continue reading

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The U.S. Navy and Presidential Campaigns: Size Matters

by Brett Davis. He is a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer, who also runs the blog ClearedHot and occasionally navigates Twitter. Brett holds an M.A. in International Relations from Northeastern University. His opinions are his own and do not represent … Continue reading

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American Commandos Use Niger for Training and More

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. The Pentagon is looking to open up a new gas station for its planes in southern … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Captures China’s Divine Eagle UAV

China’s enormous Divine Eagle UAV is larger than the U.S. Air Force’s Global Hawk, recently released satellite imagery suggests. While China’s UAVs are getting better, if not bigger, little is known about one of its latest models. Photos of China’s mysterious UAV appeared … Continue reading

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Aufbruch in ein Neues Nukleares Zeitalter? Modernisierungsprogramme der Neun Atomwaffenmächte

von Alexander Sami Lang, Politologe mit Fachgebieten Algerien, Naher/Mittlerer Osten und Massenvernichtungswaffen. Vor 70 Jahren, am 6. und 9. August 1945 warfen amerikanische B-29 Langstreckenbomber die Atombomben “Little Boy” und “Fat Man” auf Hiroshima und Nagasaki ab. Über 200’000 Menschen … Continue reading

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New Armor Deployments in Iran’s Southeast

by Galen Wright. Satellite imagery of an Iranian Army (NEZAJA) garrison shows a new deployment of T-72 tanks in the country’s southeast that may signal the first tangible steps in a long-overdue modernization program. Headquartered in the provincial capital of … Continue reading

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Personal Theories of Power: Amphibious Power

by Brett Friedman. This article is part of the Personal Theories of Power series, a joint Bridge–CIMSEC project which asked a group of national security professionals to provide their theory of power and its application. We hope this launches a … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Nuclear Submarine Program at Risk After Corruption Scandal

by Robert Beckhusen In late July, 2015, some stunning news hit the Brazilian nuclear program. Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva, a retired navy admiral, a leading nuclear engineer, head of Brazil’s state-controlled nuclear power company Eletronuclear and a central figure … Continue reading

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