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Will Edward Snowden Be Sent to Fight in Ukraine, Now That He Swore Allegiance to Russia?

by Susan Katz Keating Will former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden soon be dragooned to take up arms against Ukraine, now that he swore allegiance to Russia? An American citizen by birth, Snowden fled the United States in 2013 after he leaked secret government files from the National Security Agency. …

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Letter Bomb Explodes at Ukraine Embassy in Spain; One Injured

One person was injured in an explosion at the Ukrainian Embassy in Spain, officials in Kyiv said. The explosion was caused by a letter bomb. “The Embassy of Ukraine in Spain received an envelope,” embassy official Oleg Nykolenko wrote Wednesday on Facebook. “During the inspection, the envelope exploded in the …

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Toyota Technicals Among Most Recognized Vehicles of War

It’s one of the most recognizable vehicles of modern war: the unarmored, modified, tricked out Toyota “technical” pickup truck. The vehicle has solidified its place amid various conflicts across the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond. The brand became prominent at war in 2014, when Daesh propaganda videos included vast …

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Taliban in Pakistan Tell Fighters to Resume Nationwide Terror Attacks

An outlawed alliance of militant groups waging terrorism in Pakistan declared Monday that it has ordered fighters to resume nationwide attacks, ending an already shaky “unilateral cease-fire” with the government. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban, said the decision to unleash the violence was taken in …

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How to Find Out Who Fired a Deadly Missile Strike

Can investigators conclusively prove who fired a missile? Colonel (Ret.) Mark Cancian from the Center for Strategic and International Studies explains how to tell whose missile has caused a fatal strike. VIdeo from British Forces Net. Please leave this field emptySubscribe to the Soldier of Fortune Newsletter Enter your email …

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Convicted Al-Qaeda Terrorist Trainer Sent Back to Britain After Serving US Prison Term

The U.S. has deported to England an al-Qaida member who pleaded guilty to trying to start a terrorist training camp in Oregon. The man was a disciple of convicted terrorist Abu Hamza, who is serving a life sentence in the U.S. Haroon Rashid Aswat, 48, in 2015 pleaded guilty to …

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Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei Dies Suddenly, Ahead of Meeting With Russia’s Lavrov

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has died suddenly, ahead of a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, according to the Belarusian news agency, Belta. “Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has passed away suddenly,” Belta wrote without giving further information. The report cited Anatoly Glaz, spokesman for the country’s Foreign Ministry. …

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Fighting Mai Mai Militias in the Congo: Meet Badass Conservationist Tina Lain

by Heath Hansen Christine (Tina) Lain works at the Upemba National Park located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These are some of the most dangerous places on earth for conservation; in one area alone, more than 200 Rangers have been killed in attacks going back more than a …

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Who Was D.B. Cooper? Mysterious Hijacking Remains Unsolved for More Than 50 Years

On the afternoon of November 24, 1971, a nondescript man calling himself Dan Cooper approached the counter of Northwest Orient Airlines in Portland, Oregon. He used cash to buy a one-way ticket on Flight #305, bound for Seattle, Washington. Thus began what the FBI came to call the Norjack case. …

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Explosions Rock Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

More than a dozen explosions shook the area around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Saturday evening and again Sunday morning, the U.N. said. Experts stationed at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant reported “powerful explosions” overnight on Nov. 19 and on the morning of Nov. 20. The explosions prompted the International …

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