Posted in China Russia Taiwan U.A.E. Ukraine USA Yemen

Raytheon CEO: “I fully expect we’re going to see some benefit” from the tensions in Yemen, Ukraine, Taiwan

[The Motley Fool] Peter Arment — Analyst “Greg, maybe just switching over to defense, could you maybe just give us a little…

Posted in China Ethiopia Iran Turkey U.A.E.

Ethiopia civil war: Government defeats Tigray rebels with drones from China, UAE, Turkey and Iran

[The New York Times] “After Ethiopia’s embattled prime minister pulled off a stunning military victory earlier this month, reversing a rebel…

Posted in Georgia India Israel Russia Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Syria Thailand Turkey

Israeli drone technology sold to Russia was pivotal for rescuing Assad in Syrian war

[Haaretz] “When Israeli-licensed military drones first took off from Syrian air force bases to stalk opponents of Bashar Assad’s regime,…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia Canada UK USA

AOAV Report: 40% of civilian casualties from airstrikes in Afghanistan were children

[Action on Armed Violence] “Hundreds of children have been killed and hundreds more injured by US and Afghan airstrikes in…

Posted in USA

Biden Administration Urges Supreme Court To Let Cops Enter Homes, Seize Weapons Without Warrant

[Forbes] “The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear oral argument in Caniglia v. Strom, a case that could have sweeping…

Posted in Israel U.A.E.

Israel Aerospace Industries and UAE weapons company to develop anti-drone system

[Jewish News Syndicate] “Israel Aerospace Industries announced on Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the…

Posted in Saudi Arabia UK Yemen

The UK cut assistance to Yemen by half but continues to sell arms to Saudis

[Global Citizen] “just a week after the UK was criticised by Oxfam for prolonging the conflict by continuing to sell…

Posted in China Israel

Private arms export: Israel stops sale of suicide drones to China

[Middle East Eye] “Israel cracks down on sales of suicide drones to China to avoid heavy diplomatic cost in relationship…

Posted in China Myanmar Russia

Clandestine nightly flights between China and Myanmar during coup d’etat

[news.com.au, The Strategist] “Every night for more than a week, unregistered planes have been carrying unknown goods and people between…

Posted in Armenia Azerbaijan Israel Turkey

Nagorno-Karabakh War: Azerbaijan used Israeli and Turkish Drones against Armenia

[Forbes] “The fighting that flared up Sept. 27 is the deadliest in that region since 1994. Among other weapons, Azerbaijan…

Posted in Egypt Iran Israel Libya Saudi Arabia U.A.E. USA

Libya: Former CIA asset turned warlord Khalifa Haftar is working with Mossad

[MintPress News] “The stench of the CIA and its covert operations in oil-rich Libya has long followed General Khalifa Haftar. But now…

Posted in Europe Italy

Murdered Giulio Regeni’s family ‘betrayed’ by Italian PM over Egypt arms sale

[The Guardian] “Rights groups and the family of the murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni have heavily criticised an arms deal…

Posted in Saudi Arabia Syria UK Yemen

UK PM’s husband profits from Saudi arms sales, just declared unlawful by court

[Labour Heartlands] “A court of appeal in London on Thursday declared the sale of weapons by the UK to Saudi…

Posted in Saudi Arabia UK USA Yemen

Resetting the Saudi relationship: US and UK could end Yemen war tomorrow, and they should

[Brookings] “Senator Murphy joined Brookings Senior Fellows Bruce Riedel and Tamara Wittes for a discussion on the U.S.-Saudi partnership, one of America’s longest-standing relationships…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Libya Syria USA

A “war-dependent economy”: Big money and the military-industrial complex behind perpetual U.S. war

[Al Jazeera] “In January 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn the nation of what…

Posted in Libya Qatar Syria Turkey USA

Syrian rebels get weapons from Libya with the help of Qatar, Turkey, U.S.

[The New York Times] “During his more than four decades in power, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya was North Africa’s…

Posted in Croatia Jordan Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey

NYT: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Croatia involved in arms trafficking to Syrian Rebels with CIA aid

[The New York Times] “With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to…

Posted in Canada EU Lebanon Russia Syria Turkey UK USA

Armed Palestinians fight Syrian forces, NATO to give better weapons and enlist Muslim volunteers, Hillary Clinton blames Russia for sending arms to government

[DEBKAfile] “For the first time in the five-month anti-Assad uprising, Syrian forces clashed with dissident Palestinians Sunday, Aug. 14, in…

Posted in Saudi Arabia UK

Revealed: Saudi Prince Bandar threatened UK government with terrorism, Tony Blair caved in and blocked corruption inquiry

[The Guardian] “Saudi Arabia’s rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their…

Posted in China Myanmar

Military Junta Cracks Down on Saffron Revolution, Takes Back Control in Burma

[Der Spiegel] “The regime’s thugs made their biggest mistake at the beginning of the protests, on Sept. 5. In an…

Posted in USA

Colin Powell: today’s greatest threat is the “terror-industrial complex”

[GQ Magazine] “What is the greatest threat facing us now People will say it’s terrorism. But are there any terrorists…

Posted in El Salvador Honduras Iran Israel Nicaragua Panama Saudi Arabia USA

“Shadow Government”: George H.W. Bush and secret U.S. arms-smuggling operations to Nicaragua beyond the Iran-Contra affair

[Rolling Stone] “During the most violent years of the war in Nicaragua, a retired CIA agent – a man of many…