Category Jordan

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran By Det-a Book Authors, www.detachment-a.org View Original February 6th, 2017 It was the early 1970’s, at Andrews Barracks in Berlin, where a stern looking Special Forces Sergeant Major paced down the hallway for roll call. Daily army accountability formations are normally held outside, but due to the […]

The Colonels Shaping Trump’s Middle East Policy

Excerpt: These are “not guys who stopped paying attention to the Middle East when Obama came into office,” Pollack said. “They are well aware that Iran-backed militias are not attacking the US [in Iraq]. That is not lost on midlevel officers.” The issue, Pollack said, is how much influence they will have. “These are really […]

Russia And The Philippines Plan ‘War Games,’ As Two Of Putin’s Ships Make A Rare Stop In Manila; Russian Admiral Hints At Russia/China/Philippines, & Maybe Malaysia Conducting Joint Naval Exercises At Some Future Point

Russia And The Philippines Plan ‘War Games,’ As Two Of Putin’s Ships Make A Rare Stop In Manila; Russian Admiral Hints At Russia/China/Philippines, & Maybe Malaysia Conducting Joint Naval Exercises At Some Future Point   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Agency France Presse (AFP), and the Daily Mail Online’s Dave Burke report that Russia and the Philippines have […]

Britain Eyes Renewed Military Engagement East Of Suez

https://www.ft.com/content/3477fe5a-c809-11e6-8f29-9445cac8966f Britain Eyes Renewed Military Engagement East Of Suez Middle East and Asia-Pacific in focus as UK opens facilities in Gulf and Singapore HMS Middelton in Bahrain earlier this year © Reuters Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Whatsapp Email 6 Save 3 HOURS AGO by: Jeevan Vasagar in Singapore More than four decades after a sweeping British military withdrawal […]

A New American Grand Strategy: By General Jim Mattis

A New American Grand Strategy by General Jim Mattis Thursday, February 26, 2015 http://www.hoover.org/research/new-american-grand-strategy Image credit: Barbara Kelley The world is awash in change. The international order, so painstakingly put together by the greatest generation coming home from mankind’s bloodiest conflict, is under increasing stress. It was created with elements we take for granted: the United Nations, […]

British Prime Minister Says Saudi Intelligence Has Saved Hundreds Of Lives In The U.K.

British Prime Minister Says Saudi Intelligence Has Saved Hundreds Of Lives In The U.K. http://www.fortunascorner.com      The daily pan-Arab newspaper, Asharq al-Awsat has an article today, December 8, 2016, whereby British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that intelligence received in the past from Saudi Arabia has saved potentially hundreds of lives in the United […]

Which Nations Could Be Next To Join The Global Nuclear Club?

Which Nations Could Be Next To Join The Global Nuclear Club? NOVEMBER 25, 2016 1:43 PM Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. If President-elect Donald Trump scraps the Iranian nuclear accord,   WASHINGTON  — The global club of nuclear weapons states now stands at nine, but if President-elect Donald Trump rips up a nuclear deal […]

Investigators: Killing Of 3 U.S. Soldiers In Jordan Appears To Have Been Deliberate

Investigators: Killing Of 3 U.S. Soldiers In Jordan Appears To Have Been Deliberate The Washington Post · By Joby Warrick and Thomas Gibbons-Neff November 21 at 6:49 PM Officials investigating the slayings of three U.S. soldiers in Jordan this month say they now know precisely how the Americans were killed but still lack a clear explanation for […]

Egypt Claims It Foiled 2 ISIS Plots To Use Former Police Officers To Assassinate Egypt’s President Sisi, And Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef

Egypt Claims It Foiled 2 ISIS Plots To Use Former Police Officers To Assassinate Egypt’s President Sisi, And Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef http://www.fortunascorner.com     A November 20, 2016 article in Agency France Presse reports that Egypt will soon put on trial, 292 jihadist suspects over plots to assassinate President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and […]

Did U.S. Special Forces And The CIA Miss Warning Signs That The Islamic State Had Infiltrated Jordan & Were Surveilling U.S. Military Trainers With Syrian Rebels — Did A Lack Of HUMINT Contribute To An Intelligence Failure?

Did U.S. Special Forces And The CIA Miss Warning Signs That The Islamic State Had Infiltrated Jordan & Were Surveilling U.S. Military Trainers With Syrian Rebels  — Did A Lack Of HUMINT Contribute To An Intelligence Failure?   wwwfortunascorner.com        One hopes that in the aftermath of the killing/murder of three U.S. Army Special […]