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Former US Marine general warns that the US needs to be prepared for the threats posed by Russia and China

One of the United States’ most celebrated generals has warned that America will need to strengthen its military forces to counter the  joint threat from Russia and China. Retired Marine Corps General James Mattis warned of the growing nexus between the…

Israel on the brink of ‘full-scale war with Hezbollah,’ warns ex-Israeli Defence Forces Officer

Israel is on the brink of an all-out war with the terrorist group Hezbollah, a former Israeli Intelligence officer has warned. Avi Melamed, a former member of the Israeli Defence Forces, said that any conflict with the Lebanese-based groups would…

Western intelligence chiefs recruiting members of the Russia military elite

US and British intelligence chiefs are recruiting disaffected members of Russia’s high command humiliated by the Kremlin’s failure to win the war in Ukraine. Senior intelligence officials within the CIA and MI6 believe that a growing number of senior officers…

Russian warships and a nuclear submarine will visit Cuba amid rising tensions with the US.

Four Russian warships and a nuclear-powered submarine will enter Cuban waters next week as part of a preplanned set of military exercises between the two countries.The disclosure immediately drew comparisons with the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 when the then…

Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns Intensify Ahead of Paris Olympics 2024

As the world eagerly anticipates the start of the 2024 Paris Olympics next month, a darker shadow looms over the festivities. The Microsoft Threat Analysis Centre (MTAC) has sounded the alarm on a significant uptick in malign influence campaigns orchestrated…

Hong Kong’s Crackdown Continues: 14 Pro-Democracy Activists Arrested for Subversion

In a landmark case under the Beijing-imposed National Security Law (NSL), Hong Kong has convicted 14 pro-democracy activists and former lawmakers on charges of subversion. This mass trial, the most severe application yet of the NSL, highlights the Chinese government’s…

Iran’s Next Supreme Leader

As the world awaits news on who will be Iran’s next president, The Conversation discusses who is likely to become Iran’s next supreme leader after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, the man many expected to take on the supreme…

US President names Kenya as a major non-Nato ally.

US President Joe Biden has named Kenya as a major non-Nato ally, making it the first sub-Saharan African country to receive that designation. Mr Biden announced the move during a three-day state visit by Kenyan President William Ruto. It is…

The death of the Iranian president is unlikely to end Iran’s shadow war with Israel.

Even before Tehran had formally announced the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, conspiracy theories as to whether foul play was to blame began coming in rapidly. Was Israel’s Mossad, the go-to organisation Iran likes to blame for almost any catastrophe…

The military’s most secretive unit on recruitment drive for undercover operations

The military’s most secretive unit is on a recruitment drive to select more men and women to carry out undercover operations, The Telegraph revealed. The Defence Human Intelligence Unit (DHU), also known as Defence Humint Unit, works closely with the Special Forces. The…