Monthly Archives: November 2016

Did I Help Create A Monster? Tom Ricks On LTG. Michael Flynn

Did I Help Create A Monster? A Confession Foreign Policy · by Thomas E. Ricks · November 30, 2016 A few years ago, I took an action that may have helped bring to prominence Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who is now set to become Donald Trump’s national security advisor. Let me explain. Around Christmas of 2009, I got […]

Eyes, Ears, And Daggers: Special Ops & The CIA In America’s Ongoing Struggle Against Terrorism

Looks like an interesting read. RCP Eyes, Ears, and Daggers by Thomas H. Henriksen Tuesday, November 29, 2016 http://www.hoover.org/research/eyes-ears-and-daggers Editor’s note: The following essay is an excerpt from the new Hoover Press book Eyes, Ears, and Daggers:  Special Operations Forces and the CIA in America’s Ongoing Struggle against Terrorism. Each war tells us something about the way […]

Albright, Hadley Urge U.S. To Weigh Using More Force In Syria

Albright, Hadley Urge U.S. To Weigh Using More Force In Syria uk.mobile.reuters.com · by Arshad Mohammed | WASHINGTON · November 30, 2016 WASHINGTON The United States should prepare to use greater military power and covert action in Syria to help forge a political settlement to end the country’s civil war, according to a bipartisan report to be released on […]

German Intelligence Official Arrested In Foiled Islamic State Terror Plot To Bomb Agency’s Headquarters In Cologne; Raises Concern That Berlin’s Intelligence Apparatus Has Been Infiltrated By Militant Jihadists/Sleeper Agents

www.fortunascorner.com        Numerous European news outlets are reporting that a German Intelligence official has reportedly been arrested for helping to support, a now foiled — Islamic State plot to bomb the agency’s headquarters in Cologne.  Barney Henderson, wrote in the November 29, 2016 edition of London’s The Telegraph, that “the 51 year-old [intelligence] […]

German Intelligence Official Arrested In Foiled Islamic State Terror Plot To Bomb Agency’s Headquarters In Cologne; Raises Concern That Berlin’s Intelligence Apparatus Has Been Infiltrated By Militant Jihadists/Sleeper Agents www.fortunascorner.com        Numerous European news outlets are reporting that a German Intelligence official has reportedly been arrested for helping to support, a now foiled […]

Iran’s Navy Geared To Cross Atlantic Ocean: Commander

Iran’s Navy Geared To Cross Atlantic Ocean: Commander News ID: 1253488  Service: Defense November, 29, 2016 – 14:52 https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2016/11/29/1253488/iran-s-navy-geared-to-cross-atlantic-ocean-commander IRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari unveiled plans for the country’s naval forces to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Tuesday, the commander said crossing the ‎Atlantic Ocean […]

Great Article, Worth The Read: Why Thucydides Still Matters

Comments in bold before the article are by Dave Maxwell: He is a timeless.  We should not have to make this argument but I am glad Mark Gilchrist has done so.  We can never get away from fear, honor, and interest (and I do love all the trinities: passion, reason, and chance; life, liberty, and […]

Anti-Terrorism Under Trump: By Max Boot

Excerpt: The Trump administration will join the Bush and Obama administrations in pressing on with offensive operations overseas-and for good reason. Recent experience shows that purely defensive measures will never succeed in stopping the terrorist threat entirely-attackers can pop up in too many places, even a tranquil university campus like Ohio State. Going on the […]

Mattis Fades From SecDef Ranks As Former Sen. Kyl Rises

Mattis Fades From SecDef Ranks As Former Sen. Kyl Rises « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary breakingdefense.com · by Colin Clark Then-Sen. Jon Kyl on the Deficit Reduction Super Committee in 2011 UPDATED: Trump May Name SecDef By End Of Week WASHINGTON: While much of the country seems to think retired Marine Gen. James Mattis has […]

Duterte’s Bodyguards Ambushed In Southern Philippines On Eve Of President’s Trip

http://m.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2050187/dutertes-bodyguards-ambushed-southern-philippines-eve?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20161130&utm_campaign=scmp_today WED Nov 30, 2016 Sections You are here Home News Asia Southeast Asia Rodrigo Duterte Duterte’s Bodyguards Ambushed In Southern Philippines On Eve Of President’s Trip AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE IN MANILA PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 November, 2016, 10:43pm UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 November, 2016, 11:21pm Military troops scour the site of a roadside blast in the village of […]