Category Drones

ISIL & Drones: Understand The Network To Defeat The Network

ISIL & Drones: Understand The Network To Defeat The Network by Noah B. Cooper Journal Article |  February 15, 2017 – 6:40pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/isil-drones-understand-the-network-to-defeat-the-network ISIL & Drones: Understand the Network to Defeat the Network Noah B. Cooper The employment of weaponized drone technology by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a unique innovation […]

The Yemen Raid: Uncertain Implications For U.S. Counterterrorism Policy And Decision-Making

Excerpts: While the raid implies an intensification of US involvement, the Trump administration’s decision-making process leading up to the mission signals a more dangerous departure from the norm. Rather than call a formal National Security Council Principals Committee meeting, Trump discussed the raid with some of his advisors over an informal dinner, and the military […]

Not ‘Lone Wolves’ After All: How ISIS Guides Plots By Remote Control

Not ‘Lone Wolves’ After All: How ISIS Guides Plots by Remote Control The New York Times · by RUKMINI CALLIMACHI · February 4, 2017 The authorities in India say a group of men plotting a terrorist attack in Hyderabad were instructed by an Islamic State handler to collect explosives material from this spot on the outskirts of the […]

Misplaced Blame On Trump For Yemen Raid Ignores Deeper Problems

Misplaced Blame On Trump For Yemen Raid Ignores Deeper Problems The Hill · by Christopher D. Kolenda, opinion contributor · February 2, 2017 Some U.S. military officials, Reuters reports, blame President Trump for approving a military raid “without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations.” This is wrong headed, potentially damaging to civil-military relations, and masks deeper […]

Just A Quick Point On The Yemen Mission & Operating Targeted Drone Operations Out Of Djibouti

Just A Quick Point On The Yemen Mission & Operating Targeted Drone Operations Out Of Djibouti http://www.fortunascorner.com      It is certainly no secret that the U.S. military is operating drone operations out of Djibouti — so, the U.S. presence there is and no doubt has been on the terrorist radar screen. But, with the […]

SECDEF Mattis May Need To Imitate Former SECDEF Bob Gates; And Tell These Defense Officials To ‘Shut the f… up!” Were The Operational Details Of The U.S. Special Forces Raid In Yemen Leaked? al-Qaeda Fighters In Yemen, Were Heavily Armed & ‘Knew U.S. Troops Were Coming’

SECDEF Mattis May Need To Imitate Former SECDEF Bob Gates; And Tell These Defense Officials To ‘Shut the f… up!” Were The Operational Details Of The U.S. Special Forces Raid In Yemen Leaked?  al-Qaeda Fighters In Yemen, Were Heavily Armed & ‘Knew U.S. Troops Were Coming’    www.fortunascorner.com       That’s the question Abigail Miller […]

Papers Offer A Peek At ISIS’ Drones, Lethal And Largely Off-The-Shelf

Papers Offer A Peek At ISIS’ Drones, Lethal And Largely Off-The-Shelf The New York Times · by ERIC SCHMITT · January 31, 2017 Members of American Special Operations inspected a drone in Mosul, Iraq, in January. The craft had been used by Islamic State militants to drop explosives on government forces. Muhammad Hamed/Reuters WASHINGTON – The standardized four-page checklist […]

The Islamic State’s Drone Documents: Management, Acquisitions, & DIY Tradecraft

CTC Perspectives – The Islamic State’s Drone Documents: Management, Acquisitions, and DIY Tradecraft ctc.usma.edu January 31, 2017 Author(s): Don Rassler, Muhammad al-`Ubaydi, Vera Mironova Much has been made of the Islamic State drone threat ever since the group killed two Kurdish soldiers in October 2016 with a bomb hidden within one of its drones that […]

Meet China’s Sharp Sword, A Stealth Attack Drone That Can Likely Carry 2 Tons Of Bombs; Swarms, Miniature & Micro Drones, Aircraft Carrier’s At The Edge Of Space Opening Their Bay Doors ‘To Let Lose The Drones Of War, And So On, Are Coming…..To A Battlefield Near You

Meet China’s Sharp Sword, A Stealth Attack Drone That Can Likely Carry 2 Tons Of Bombs;  Swarms, Miniature & Micro Drones, Aircraft Carrier’s At The Edge Of Space Opening Their Bay Doors ‘To Let Lose The Drones Of War, And So On, Are Coming…..To A Battlefield Near You   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Jeffrey Lin […]

A Glimpse Of Future Warfare? ISIS Arms Toy Drones With GRENADES To Bomb Iraqi Troops; RAF Pilots Hunt Down The Devices Amid Fears The Weapons Could Be Used Against British Troops — Makeshift Drones May Become The New IED’s Of The Sky

A Glimpse Of Future Warfare? ISIS Arms Toy Drones With GRENADES To Bomb Iraqi Troops; RAF Pilots Hunt Down The Devices Amid Fears The Weapons Could Be Used Against British Troops — Makeshift Drones May Become The New IED’s Of The Sky   www.fortunascorner.com        Many of the those individuals who think and […]