Category ISIS in Iraq

It’s ISIS, Not ISIL, The Pentagon Informs Staff In New Memo

It’s ISIS, Not ISIL, The Pentagon Informs Staff In New Memo February 24 at 5:44 PM By Missy Ryan, www.washingtonpost.com View Original The Pentagon has instructed defense officials to use the acronym ISIS, not ISIL, when referring to the Islamic State, abandoning the convention of the Obama administration and embracing the term preferred by President Trump. In a […]

McMaster Has The Islamophobes Worried. Good.

McMaster Has The Islamophobes Worried. Good. By William Mccants, Annie Karni, www.politico.com View Original February 23rd, 2017 When America’s most influential Islamophobes are upset, you know the president made a good choice. “Score one [for] the swamp,” whined Robert Spencer upon hearing the news that Donald Trump appointed Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his national security adviser. Spencer makes […]

U.K. Militant Islamist, Former Guantanamo Inmate Carries Out Suicide Bombing In Mosul, Iraq

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/world/middleeast/abu-zakariya-britani-iraq-isis.html?emc=edit_ee_20170223&nl=todaysheadlines-europe&nlid=67920603&referer= ISIS Says British Militant Carried Out Suicide Attack in Iraq By KIMIKO de FREYTAS-TAMURA FEBRUARY 22, 2017 LONDON — They called him Abu Zakariya al-Britani — the surname means “the Briton” — and they say he blew himself up on Monday in an attack at a village southwest of Mosul, Iraq. The claim, in a communiqué from […]

New Anti-Islamic State Plan Could Change U.S. Strategy In Syria

New Anti-Islamic State Plan Could Change U.S. Strategy In Syria By Karen Deyoung, www.washingtonpost.com View Original A member of the YPG uses a radio in a village close to the frontline in Tal Samin, Syria, in November, during the operation to isolate Raqqa.Photo by: Alice Martins/For The Washington Post President Trump’s developing plan to defeat the Islamic […]

Osama bin Laden’s Files: AQIM Commander Recommended Training Boko Haram’s Members

Osama bin Laden’s Files: AQIM Commander Recommended Training Boko Haram’s Members By Thomas Joscelyn, www.longwarjournal.org View Original February 18th, 2017 On Jan. 19, the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released 49 documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound. To date, only a few hundred documents from bin Laden’s massive cache have been declassified. Still, the […]

Alien Bugs Hitching A Ride To Earth On Spacecraft Could ATTACK Humans And Must Never Be Allowed To Escape; Are We Prepared For A 21st Century Version Of…….’The Andromeda Strain?’

Alien Bugs Hitching A Ride To Earth On Spacecraft Could ATTACK Humans And Must Never Be Allowed To Escape; Are We Prepared For A 21st Century Version Of…….’The Andromeda Strain?’    http://www.fortunascorner.com       Phobe Weston writes on the February 20, 2017 online news site, the — Daily Mail Online —  about a growing concern among […]

POTUS Trump’s NSC Pick – H.R. McMaster On ‘Continuities Of War & The Future Of Warfare

Thanks to Dave Maxwell for sending.   Also worth re-reading is HR’s 2014 Veteran’s Day Speech at Georgetown here:  http://blogs.cfr.org/davidson/2014/11/18/the-warrior-ethos-at-risk-h-r-mcmasters-remarkable-veterans-day-speech/ ICYMI: Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of Warfare: The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum by H. R. McMaster Journal Article |  February 20, 2017 – 4:11pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/icymi-discussing-the-continuities-of-war-and-the-future-of-warfare-the-defense-entrepreneur Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of […]

Former Secretary Of Defense Carter Outlines The Future Of Warfare

Concluding Q&A: At heart, you’re a scientist. What is your advice to all the scientists concerned about the direction this White House is taking the country? Again, it’s very early. It’s very difficult to discern what the direction is. I’d encourage people to keep heart and to remember that we’ve been around for 241 years […]

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute

The Wars of Today And Tomorrow: A Conversation With Douglas Lute  Feb 18, 2017  GSSR  Europe, In The News, International Security, Military & Defense  0 http://georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org/2017/02/18/the-wars-of-today-and-tomorrow-a-conversation-with-douglas-lute/ By: Will Chim, Reporter Photo Credit: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) This month, the United States Institute of Peace hosted a discussion event with Douglas Lute to discuss “the wars of today and tomorrow”. […]

The Cruise Missiles Russia Is Using In Syria

Top-Notch Kh-101 Cruise Missiles That Russia Unleashes On Daesh In Raqqa © Flickr/ cryogenic666 Military & Intelligence 12:02 19.02.2017 (updated 12:03 19.02.2017) Get short URL 23525390 The Russian Aerospace Forces sent the time-tested Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear) strategic bombers equipped with the Raduga Kh-101, one of the most advanced cruise missiles in Russia’s arsenal, to destroy Daesh […]