US command in Europe hires help to strengthen logistics in Miesau, Germany
Locally-based veteran US consultant Benjamin French is helping US Command in Europe to build up its presence in south-western Germany.
Hugely concerned about the origin of the intelligence that allowed the MIT to attack the Sulaymanyah airport on 7 April, the PUK has called on Baghdad to lead the investigation. It is also hoping to calm down the increasingly tense relations between the Talabani clan and Ankara.
SOFINS, the trade fair designed to put French defence industry players in touch with their special forces and intelligence clients, is traditionally the go-to place to impress foreign delegations. However, this year's event failed to garner as much attention from the Gulf as its organisers would have liked.
US forces in Iraq, which are stationed at Erbil International Airport, have ended their contract with their fuel supply company, Jamal al-Alam, because of its supposed links with Iran. The firm is to be replaced by US company Repeat Consultants International, whose boss is said to be close to the Barzani clan.
Ukraine's national security defence and intelligence committee, central to the inner workings of the government, has solid links with Republican representatives in Congress, although contacts have dwindled in more recent times.
On the Moscow stock market, Russian shareholders can still buy and sell securities in Pentagon supplier CACI, which provides geospatial intelligence to US special forces monitoring Ukraine, thereby helping Kyiv's war effort.
As the Turkish president continues to threaten a new intervention in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces have finally opted to form an ad hoc alliance with the regime in Damascus, offering it a long hoped for opportunity to return to north-eastern Syria.