Global Militarisation Index 2014

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Release date: 2014-12

The Global Militarisation Index (GMI) depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one state in relation to its society as a whole. The update of the GMI 2014 is based on data from the year 2013 (i. e. the most recent year for which data has been available) and comprises 152 states. BICC’s GMI is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

In the 2014 GMI, Israel, Singapore, Armenia, Syria, Russia, Cyprus, South Korea, Jordan, Greece and Azerbaijan (rank 1 to 10) are amongst the ten countries with the highest levels of militarisation—three of which are situated in the Middle East, two in East Asia and the remaining…

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Fourteen drone units set up within Russian armed forces: Defense Minister Shoigu

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Fourteen drone units were created in the Armed Forces in 2014, which delivered 179 UAV systems,  the Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during the meeting of the board.
“It’s almost as much as we have in all previous years,” said the Minister of Defence.

A state center of unmanned aviation of the Ministry of Defense is created, which will train specialists, including those of other ministries and departments.
Drones are used in all the activities of troop training, as well as in the security of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi.

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How private military services saved Sierra Leone: The contracting out of military duties came from necessity but help ensure long-lasting security

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Written by Marika Josephides (1) Monday, 01 December 2014 18:15

Dismissing private military contractors as mercenaries can be simplistic and misleading, as their deployment in Sierra Leone’s Civil War displayed. That the country is rebounding despite 2014’s Ebola crisis is due in part to the success of contracted firms neutralising destabilising rebel groups.

For impoverished Sierra Leone with its history of civil warfare, more unwelcomed news came with the Ebola plague that commenced mid-2014 and continued to claim victims and exhaust precious national resources through October and November. However, a central government stronger than any in decades was in place to deal with a public health emergency so deadly it possessed the ability to undermine national security. The existence of such an unprecedented degree of security (for Sierra Leone) can be traced to the timely employment of private military companies (PMCs) during the nation’s…

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Ministry of Defence: “think tank” of Russian Armed Forces three times more powerful than its US counterpart

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The computing power of the National Center for Control of Defense is 3 times powerful than the similar system of the Pentagon, theHead of National Centre for Defense Management Lieutenant-General Mikhail Mizintsev said on Friday.

According to him, the heart of hardware and software is a system of unified, geographically distributed, overlapping powerful data centers.
“Their total computing power overcome the same data processing system of the Pentagon three times, and the volume of stored data – 19 times,” Mizintsev said.

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Dmitry Tymchuk: Operational data regarding Russian “PSY OPS”

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information_resistance_logo_engDmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front)
12.19.2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

According to operational data from Information Resistance:

Agencies of the informational-psychological operations (IPSYOPS) of the GRU of the General Staff and the Russian Federal Security Service [FSB] were tasked to carry out a large-scale information campaign to disrupt or substantially obstruct preparations for the 4th round of mobilization in Ukraine.

The operation is planned in conjunction with the structures of the “information war” of the Russian-terrorist forces, created in the occupied areas of Donbas by GRU experts of the RF General Staff.

The main purpose of the operation is to disrupt or ultimately hinder the mobilization [in Ukraine] through a large-scale disinformation campaign, thereby preventing the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations to increase the number of operating reserves, or to significantly…

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Here’s What Hillary Clinton Said About Alan Gross, U.S.-Cuba Relations in Hard Choices

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote in her recent autobiography one of her biggest regrets of her tenure was that she was not able to bring home an American who was held as a prisoner in Cuba. Today, President Obama will announce that Alan Gross, a USAID contractor who was arrested in 2009 for bringing satellite equipment to Cuba, will return to the U.S.

In Hard Choices, Clinton calls the Cuban government’s refusal to release Gross unless the U.S. released five convicted Cuban spies a “double tragedy,” saying in part:

It is possible that hard liners within the regime exploited the Gross case as an opportunity to put the brakes on any possible rapprochement with the United States and the domestic reforms that would require. If so, it is a double tragedy, cosigning millions of Cubans to a kind of continued imprisonment as well.

On the embargo, she…

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