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Russian Air Force T 50 during take off
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Russia Brings Together Some of the World’s Best Fighter Pilots

27 Aug 2014 Security Watch

Why did Russia open up its Aviadarts air exercises to military pilots from France, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China? Besides exhibiting the prowess of its aviators, Thomas Newdick thinks that Moscow wanted to give its foreign relations a much needed public relations boost. More on «Russia Brings Together Some of the World’s Best Fighter Pilots»


Leaderless Organization, courtesy of  Thierry Ehrmann
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Ideas Are Bulletproof; Why We Should Still Be Expecting Anonymous

27 Aug 2014 Security Watch

For Ben Collins, recent events in the Middle East demonstrate that the Anonymous movement never went away. That’s partially because of the Internet – it enables disparate protest and resistance movements to regroup, reorganize and communicate with each other in real time, and on a global scale. More on «Ideas Are Bulletproof; Why We Should Still Be Expecting Anonymous»


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NATO's Two-Percent Illusion

26 Aug 2014 Security Watch

The vast majority of NATO’s members are either unable or unwilling to spend 2% of their GDP on defense, and thereby help plug the Alliance’s numerous capability gaps. That’s why Christian Mölling thinks it’s time for Germany to develop its own vision of how NATO should use its financial resources more efficiently. More on «NATO's Two-Percent Illusion»