Category Archives: Humanitarian / Stabilisation Operations

France will launch military operations in the Central African Republic “immediately”

France will launch a military operation in the Central African Republic “immediately” to prevent a humanitarian disaster after violence escalated in the Capital Bangui, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday, December 5, 2013. He made the remarks after the … Continue reading

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China sends security forces for the first time on a UN mission

At the request of the United Nations, the People’s Liberation Army sent the troops, made up of 35 engineers, 65 medical workers and 35 soldiers, to join the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali for eight months. A 135-strong … Continue reading

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French Lessons From Mali: Support Together, Fight Alone

This article was originally published on – copyright 2013 Breaking Media, Inc.   Murielle Delaporte, a respected French military analyst, was embedded with French forces in Mali for 10 days in late April and offers this early look at … Continue reading

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Coming Soon From Osprey Publishing’s RAID series: Operation Gothic Serpent, Mogadishu 1993

Osprey Publishing has announced book number 31 in their fantastic RAID series, “Gothic Serpent – Black Hawk Down Mogadishu 1993″ – due to be released in May 2012. “This book tells the story of Task Force Ranger – a unit … Continue reading

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Friday Foto

  Shared Accord 2011, a joint exercise between the South African National Defence Forces (SANDF) and the U.S. military. The exercises seek to develop American and South African humanitarian assistance capabilities in crisis situations.

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