Miles Yu

China’s counter to GPS targets SE Asia en route to global market

China’s counter to GPS targets SE Asia en route to global market

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com China is aggressively pressing its global positioning service, known as the Beidou, into service throughout the entire Southeast Asia region. The goal is to extend coverage regionally, before achieving global coverage by 2020. China views Southeast Asia as key to countering the influence of the United States and […]

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After policy disasters, U.S. AFRICOM to deploy troops to 35 countries

After policy disasters, U.S. AFRICOM to deploy troops to 35 countries

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The United States will deploy troops to 35 African countries in 2013 to deal with increasing Al Qaida or Al Qaida-like terrorist threats. The total number of Africa-bound troops will be around 3,500 and they will come from the 2nd Brigade’s Heavy Combat Team of the First Infantry Division based […]

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Former Navy cryptologist charged with attempted spying for Russia

Former Navy cryptologist charged with attempted spying for Russia

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Robert Patrick Hoffman II, 39, a former 20-year Navy submarine petty officer first class and cryptologist who retired last year, was arrested by the FBI on Dec. 6 on charges of attempted espionage for Russia. According to a federal indictment, on Oct. 21, Hoffman attempted to pass secret documents to […]

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U.S. helped Uzbekistan ship highly enriched uranium to Russia

U.S. helped Uzbekistan ship highly enriched uranium to Russia

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A shipment of 160 pounds of highly enriched uranium (HEU) was successfully transported from Uzbekistan to Russia, the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced on Nov. 1. Immediately after 9/11, the U.S. government became increasingly concerned that international terrorists might gain possession of Russian-origin nuclear material. Washington and Moscow […]

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Moscow seeks shared operations of missile defense, plans new ICBM

Moscow seeks shared operations of missile defense, plans new ICBM

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Obama administration is pressing Russia to conclude a cooperation agreement on missile defenses that critics say could compromise key technologies to Moscow. The White House announced April 21 that Vice President Joseph Biden discussed next steps on missile defense “during a telephone conversation with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.” […]