Those who pay attention to developments in the Kachin State haven’t seen a report like this for some time. According to this report the Kachin Independence Army is preparing for “possible war” (i.e. the end of the 15-year ceasefire) with the Burmese Army. Sabre rattling? Sure. But also a sign of things to come? I wouldn’t discount the possibility. Some pictures of the relevant armies are available here.