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Islamic insurgents threaten massive $23 billion LNG terminal project in Africa

Islamic insurgents. Guns. Flag

BLOOMBERG, JUNE 5, 2020 LNG projects in Mozambique face militants, coronavirus risks | French oil company Total is expected to finalize almost $16 billion of financing By Borges Nhamire and Matthew Hill for Bloomberg – Dozens of soldiers clutching AK-47s and grenade launchers watch over roaring bulldozers on the white sand beach that meets a tropical turquoise sea. They’re guarding Africa’s biggest investment: …

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A Brief History of Naval Smoke Screens

Navy boats. Smoke screen

PortandTerminal.com, July 5, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – In warfare, a smoke screen is used to mask the movement or location of military units such as infantry, tanks, aircraft or ships. The concept of military smoke screening dates back at least two thousand years. One of the earliest documented uses of the smoke screen in combat was the burning of green vegetation by the …

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‘World’s largest seizure of amphetamines’ at Port of Salerno. Syria’s Assad regime involved?

Hampers filled with white pills. Police.

PortandTerminal.com, July 1, 2020 While there are media reports that the drugs are manufactured by ISIS, many suspect that they are really manufactured by Syria’s Bashar al Assad regime ROME – Italy has made the world’s largest seizure of amphetamines, police say. Fourteen tonnes of an amphetamine-type drug, made by the so-called Islamic State group in Syria, was found in …

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COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for military use in China

Chinese military personnel march during the parade

REUTERS, JUNE 29, 2020 BEIJING – China’s military has received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics (6185.HK) after clinical trials proved it was safe and showed some efficacy, the company said on Monday. The Ad5-nCoV is one of China’s eight vaccine candidates approved for human trials at home and abroad …

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NATO officials say they were briefed on Russian bounties on US soldiers – Business Insider

Remains of soldier killed in Afghanistan returned to US

PortandTerminal.com, June 29, 2020 WASHINGTON – Business Insider reported today that three NATO officials say they had been briefed on intelligence that Russian operatives were secretly offering cash bounties to Taliban-linked militants for US casualties in Afghanistan. President Donald Trump has claimed that he nor Vice President Pence were briefed on the matter and has dismissed news reports on the intelligence as a …

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US Army conducts “Elite” cargo move through JAXPORT

Army helicopter. Cargo ship

PortandTerminal.com, June 29, 2020 Elite moves are the Army’s largest and most important cargo moves of the year. JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is facilitating an “Elite” U.S. Army deployment operation this week at the port’s Blount Island Marine Terminal. Elite moves are the Army’s largest and most important cargo moves of the year. The move of …

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