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Philippines to Open Coast Guard Base 93 Miles from Taiwan

On May 24, the Philippine Coast Guard opened a monitoring base on Itbayat Island, the Philippines's northernmost inhabited island, according to the Philippines National Security Advisor Eduardo Ano. The Coast Guard base is only 93 miles (150 kilometers) away from the Taiwanese mainland.  This announcement comes as the armed forces of China engaged in military drills surrounding Taiwan. The drills,...

China Increases Military Activity Around Taiwan on Second Day of Exercises

The Taiwan Ministry of National Defense (MoND) has reported that on Friday, 62 PLA aircraft and 27 PLAN vessels operated around the island during the second and reportedly last day of the "Joint Sword" military exercises being carried out by Chinese forces. The MoND stated that 47 of the aircraft entered Taiwan's ADIZ, marking the largest incursion since December 2022. Likewise,...

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IED Attack Kills Three Wagner Personnel in Mali

Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM), a militant jihadist organization affiliated with al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for killing three Wagner Group mercenaries in an IED attack on June 11th in Niono, Mali. This incident underscores...

The History and Operations of MS-13

Mara Salvatrucha, more commonly known as MS-13, is a Salvadoran street gang spreading a wave of savagery across the Americas. The gang, known for its beheadings, dismemberment, and systematic rape, primarily has a presence...

American Soldier Sentenced to Nearly Four Years in Russian Penal Colony

A United States Army staff sergeant, Gordon Black, has been sentenced to three years and nine months in a Russian penal colony for stealing 10,000 rubles ($113) from his Russian lover's purse and threatening her...