Hezbollah Implicated in Bulgaria Bombing

By William Tucker Bulgarian authorities and EU investigators have stated that they believe the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah was behind the July 18th, 2012 bombing that killed six people. In response, Hezbollah denied the charges, but the damage has been done. The U.S. has been pressuring the EU to recognize Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and these recent findings will likely support the U.S. position.
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Israel Reportedly Hits Multiple Targets in Syria

By William Tucker Multiple media reports on January 30th, 2013, stated that the Israeli air force had struck a convoy of missiles on the Syrian-Lebanese border. As the day went on other news outlets began reporting that the target was a fixed military facility near Damascus that was still under control of the Assad regime. It didn’t take long before speculation became mixed with unverified reports in this situation.
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US/UK Increasing Presence in West Africa

By William Tucker The U.S. has been active in North Africa for quite some time – much of it related to the war on terror and the ensuing chaos in Libya – but the superpower has not yet managed to establish a significant, permanent presence. Currently, many U.S. operations are run from Djibouti and assorted forward operating bases scattered across the continent.
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North Korea Threatens Retaliation for Newest Sanctions

By William Tucker North Korean leader Kim Jong-un publically ordered the military to take “substantial and high-profile important state measures” to retaliate against the new sanctions that were levied by the UN Security Council last week - citing the U.S. specifically for spearheading the measure. The sanctions were proposed for the recent satellite launch undertaken by the North just a few weeks ago.
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Syria’s Hunger Games

By Phillip Smyth, guest contributor “Radical Islamist groups like [Jabhat] al-Nusra are already using targeted food distribution as a tool to curry favor with local populations, thus increasing their stakes in a post-Assad Syria.” – Phillip Smyth An intrinsic component of Syria’s ongoing civil war, the control and distribution of food is becoming a multi-faceted strategic tool used not only to punish foes but also to build patronage.
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U.S. Begins Logistical Support For French Mission in Mali

By William Tucker The U.S. has undertaken a series of airlifts to support French combat troops in the landlocked nation of Mali. Although many European nations have capable militaries, they often rely on the U.S. to do much of the heavy logistical lifting. U.S. capabilities in moving heavy equipment by air into some of the most remote areas on earth is unparalleled.
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