How Modi’s Rafale Defence Deal has Left India Lagging China, Pakistan
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How Modi’s Rafale Defence Deal has Left India Lagging China, Pakistan

The Indian government, rattled by a vocal opposition campaign that has charged it with financial wrongdoing and endangering national security over the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from French company Dassault, is now soft-pedalling the purchase of other weapons badly needed by its overstretched and ill-equipped military. In March, a senior general testified before…

America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia
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America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia

Last month, a U.S. Africa Command spokesperson confirmed in a Task & Purpose report that Marine Corps Raiders were involved in a fierce battle in 2017 in an unnamed North African country, where they fought beside partner forces against militants of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). AFRICOM acknowledged that two Marines received citations for valor but withheld…

The American War in Yemen
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The American War in Yemen

It’s the war from hell, the savage one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support from the Pentagon and American weapons galore. It’s got everything. Dead children in the dozens, a never-ending air…

Australia’s Naval Base in Papua New Guinea Is a Power Play in the South Pacific
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Australia’s Naval Base in Papua New Guinea Is a Power Play in the South Pacific

Australia’s plans to return to the Lombrum Naval Base on Manus that it previously occupied in Papua New Guinea prior to the island state’s independence is a power play for leadership in the South Pacific on behalf of the Quad’s desire to “contain” China in this strategic space. The news just broke that Australia is…