Australia Planning New Port in North Expressly for Use by US Marines

Published on June 25, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 24: Australia is planning to build a new deep-water port on its northern coast able to accommodate US Marine deployments as part of efforts to counter China’s growing presence in the region, the ABC reported Monday. The national broadcaster quoted multiple defence and government officials as saying the facility would be about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Darwin,…

June 25, 2019
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Deadlier Skies: Risks and Benefits of Drone Technology

Last week, the U.S. nearly launched retaliatory attacks against Iran for the shooting down of a U.S. military drone that was operating in the region.  While the Trump Administration has been casting some doubt in recent days as to whether the downing of the aircraft was authorized at the highest levels in Iran, the incident …

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June 24, 2019
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CSOA REPORT: Iran UAV Attack

Published on June 20, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments June 20: At approx. 04:05 LT this morning Iran shot down a US military surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Reports of the location of the UAV at the time it was attacked vary. Iran states the UAV was violating its airspace near the village of Kouhmobarak in the province of Hormozgan, near the Strait of Hormuz. The US alleges the…

June 20, 2019
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The Politics at Play in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country “will not wage war against any nation”, as tensions continue to escalate between the U.S. and Tehran. U.S. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said that the decision to send an additional 1,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East is based on the belief that Iran was behind …

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June 18, 2019
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