Light war: space-based lasers among Beijing’s high-tech arms

Bill Gertz
Asia Times

China’s military is developing powerful lasers, electromagnetic railguns and high-power microwave weapons for use in a future “light war” involving space-based attacks on satellites.

Beijing’s push to produce so-called directed-energy weapons aims to neutralize America’s key strategic advantage: the web of intelligence, communication and navigation satellites enabling military strikes of unparalleled precision expeditionary warfare far from US shores. Continue reading “Light war: space-based lasers among Beijing’s high-tech arms”

Turkey Shuts News Outlets, Tightens Anti-Terrorism Law

Bloomberg Turkey shut more than a dozen news outlets and tightened its anti-terrorism laws in an expansion of its crackdown following the botched July 15 coup. The government also fired more than 10,000 additional people from jobs in the education, health and justice ministries as part of its effort to purge the civil service of employees with alleged links to the U.S.-based preacher it accuses … Continue reading Turkey Shuts News Outlets, Tightens Anti-Terrorism Law

Europe on war-footing: Britain sends tanks, drones and 800 troops to Estonia as part of the biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War a day after Putin reveals ‘super-nuke’ which could wipe out

Julian Robinson The Daily Mail Britain is sending tanks, drones and 800 troops to Estonia as part of the biggest military build-up on Russia‘s borders since the Cold War. The soldiers will be sent to the Eastern European country and will be joined by forces from Denmark and France, according to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. It comes a day after Russia unveiled chilling pictures of … Continue reading Europe on war-footing: Britain sends tanks, drones and 800 troops to Estonia as part of the biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War a day after Putin reveals ‘super-nuke’ which could wipe out

NATO starts training Azerbaijani army for psychological and information operations during crisis

Triangulum Intel Source: ABC.AZ NATO starts training the Azerbaijani army for psychological and information operations during crisis. The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan reports that the Mobile Training Group of NATO Allied Joint Forces Command conducts a Training Course on “Psychological & information operations during crisis” in Baku since 24 October. “The aim of Course to be held until 28 October is the planning and implementation … Continue reading NATO starts training Azerbaijani army for psychological and information operations during crisis