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Operation Felix: the Planned Nazi Invasion of Gibraltar

Operation Felix and the Gibraltar’s Strategic Importance Operation Felix took place in 1941. It is no surprise that Gibraltar is in the eye of the most powerful people. Located in the Iberian Peninsula, a 6.7 km2 territory, it is the…

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How the Taliban Captured Billions of Dollars Worth of Weapons

The rapid takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban exploded the proliferation of weapons captured from the former ANA (Afghan National Army), ANP (Afghan National Police), NDS (National Directorate of Security), and other former government armed formations. The US and its…

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Nigeria Military Equipment 2021

Nigeria is currently the largest importer of military equipment in sub-Saharan Africa. It is almost certain this is in response to the Nigerian governments ongoing battle with Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). To a lesser…

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NOHED: Iran’s Special Forces

Nohed Key Findings NOHED “airborne special forces” Brigade, established in 1959 as part of the Imperial Iranian Special Forces. US Special Forces during the 1960s before the 1979 Iranian Revolution trained the group. Iran mainly utilised NOHED in the Iran-Iraq…

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Nanda Devi: Nuclear Detection in the Himalayas

Nanda Devi: the Folklore Behind The Indian regions of Garhwal and Kumaon are rife with plains and foothills leading up to the Himalayan Mountain range. The glorious mountain is home to some of the tallest peaks on the earth, where…

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Ratnik: Modern Problems Require Modern Solutions

Modern warfare Ratnik is not just a force development program, it’s a reaction to a contemporary global trend. In the words of comedian Dave Chappelle, “modern problems require modern solutions”. Warfare is no different, and as new geopolitical threats emerge,…

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Lady Death: Lyudmila Pavlichenko, History’s Most Deadly Female Sniper

Lady Death called so for her extraordinary sniper skills was born in Belaya Tserkva, a village near Kyiv, in Ukraine, on the 12th of July 1916. Her father, Mikhail Ivanovich Belov, was a government employee, and her mother, Elena Trofimovna Belova,…

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Task Force Takuba: Special Forces in the Sahel

Task Force Takuba Task Force Takuba, named after the Takuba sword used across the Sahel, was established at the request of the Niger and Malian governments because of the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel region. Task Force Takuba was…

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Giorgio Marincola: The Black Partisan

Giorgio Marincola was born on the 23rd of September 1923 in Mahaday, a town north of Mogadishu, Somalia. His father, Giuseppe Mrincola, was an Italian infantry officer in the Somali colonies and his mother, Aschirò Hassan, was a Somali woman born…

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Krystyna Skarbek: Churchill’s Favourite Spy

Krystyna Skarbek is one of the most famous World War II heroines and Britain’s first and longest-serving female spy at the time. Her impact and determination in fighting against Nazi-occupied Europe made her SOE’s most successful operative and Winston Churchill’s…

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