Showing posts from August, 2016

China's First Foreign Outpost

Starting in February 2016, China have started a military outpost on a 90-acre plot located in Doraleh, Djibouti. This step marks a bold new step into becoming a world military super power. Upon completion this military base is expected to feature weapons stores, ship and helicopter maintenance facilities and possibly a small unit of Chinese marines or special forces, according to foreign officers and experts monitoring its development. This base is located 8 miles from the largest US military base in Africa. READ FULL REPORT

Ukraine Warns of Martial Law and Troop Buildup

Reuters President Petro Poroshenko of the Ukraine has warned he would impose martial law and mass troops in response to the Russian military border build-up . He said  "In the event of the exacerbation of the situation in the east and in Crimea [...] we will have to impose martial law and order mobilisation,". Tens of thousands of Russian troops have been positioned in the newly set up military installations, which are within striking distance of Ukraine. READ FULL REPORT

WAR DRUMS: China Air Combat Patrols

War clouds continue to build between the USA and China. China's air force has conducted a combat air patrol over disputed areas of the South China Sea to improve its fighting ability. China refused to take part in the case taken by the Philippines to the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration and continues to assert that islands in the South China Sea are its territory. The air force said it would make it "a regular practice" to conduct combat air patrols. READ FULL REPORT