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Japanese Special Forces Group (SFGp)

The Japanese Special Forces Group (SFGp), or the 特殊作戦群 (Tokushusakusengun), originally known as the Special Operations Group (SOG) prior to a name change on March 26, 2008, was established on March 27, 2004 under the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces. The…

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The 1st Carabinieri Paratroopers Regiment “Tuscania”

The 1st Carabinieri Paratroopers Regiment “Tuscania” is a military unit of the Italian Carabinieri. This unit comprises paratroopers, and it is based in the Vannucci Barracks, in Livorno. This unit is part of the 2nd Carabinieri Mobile Brigade and it…

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John M Steele: the Paratrooper of Sainte-Mère-Église

John M Steele: Early life John M Steele was born in Metropolis, Illinois (US) on the 29th of November 1912. His father, also named John, piloted freight boats on the waters of Ohio. His mother, Josephine, took care of their…

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ETA: Spanish Separate Terrorism links with Venezuela

The association of Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan government to drug trafficking and terrorism sponsorship is not new. Spanish terrorist organisation ETA enjoyed links between South American and European criminal and armed actors with the cooperation of the Venezuelan government….

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Mauritania’s Successful Fight Against Terrorism?

Mauritania‘s Successful Fight Against Terrorism is hailed in the region and in Western capitals. However, its poor human rights record and treatment of journalists doesn’t receive similar attention. Key Judgements KJ-1. The West Sahel region is engulfed in radicalism-driven violence….

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North Korean missile tests in East Asia

Summary Missiles tests conducted by North Korea, since 1984 with the first launching of a Scud-B missile [source], was meant to show so-called sophistication over the years. A number of these missile tests took place in the Sea of Japan,…

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High Rise Operation: Lessons Learned & Comparison to Al-Shabaab

This Grey Dynamics Intelligence Report analyses the Operation High Rise/Zazi Bomb Plot in 2009. This will focus on intelligence-centric lessons that apply to the Al-Shabaab insurgency in Somalia for cooperation and surveillance. Operation High Rise Key Judgments KJ-1. Intelligence surveillance…

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The Taliban Regime 2022: What is next?

Summary The Taliban regime, also known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), was established in August 2021. Indeed, the Taliban took control of parts of the Afghan territory (i.e., Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Konduz) after the withdrawal of the…

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What’s next for the US-Japan security alliance

Summary The US-Japan security alliance has been a cornerstone of American foreign policy in East Asia. When the alliance was first established, the US pledged to defend Japan from external forces after the Japanese 1947 constitution was adopted. This arrangement…

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Action Division and the DGSE

Background of the Action Division The Action Division is the clandestine wing of the French Directorate-General for External Security – France’s foreign intelligence service. France’s covert intelligence capabilities and the Action Division came to bear in World War II, after…

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