Category Libya

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook On U.S. Airstrikes In Libya ‎

You are subscribed to News Releases for U.S. Department of Defense. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Statement By Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Airstrikes in Libya ‎ 01/19/2017 07:03 AM CST IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-014-17 Jan. 19, 2017 Statement By Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on Airstrikes in Libya […]

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, […]

Chickens Coming Home To Roost: What Tom Donilon And Ben Rhodes Hath Wrought At The Obama White House

Excerpt: I don’t really blame this on Donilon and Rhodes. They were simply tools. I blame this on Obama, and on his propensity to turn foreign policy over to Biden’s posse of ill-informed, narrow-minded, militarily ignorant hacks. I’m all for civilian control, but I also want civilians who don’t fire generals for speaking their minds […]

Adviser On National Security Leaves Trump Transition Team

Adviser On National Security Leaves Trump Transition Team The Washington Post · by Jerry Markon · November 15, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump prepared on Tuesday to meet with incoming Vice President Mike Pence to discuss Cabinet selections amid continued uncertainty over who will fill key positions and growing acrimony between Trump advisers and some key Republicans. In one […]

Drone Policy, International Law, And The Next Administration

Excerpt: In failing to delineate its reasoning under international law, the United States’ position of strategic ambiguity has an inherently destabilizing effect. Ambiguity is anathema to a consensus-based system like international law. In the long term, ambiguity of interpretation can be far more damaging than clearly illegal behavior. When there is no consensus on the […]

Islamic State ‘Booklet’ Calls For Lone Wolf Attacks In Europe & The U.S.To ‘Avenge’ The Death Of Their Fighters In Mosul

Islamic State ‘Booklet’ Calls For Lone Wolf Attacks In Europe & The U.S.To ‘Avenge’ The Death Of Their Fighters In Mosul http://www.fortunascorner.com      To no one’s surprise, the Islamic State (ISIS), and their ‘merry band of deplorables  and irredeemables’ has issued a new clarion call to their followers and sympathizers across the globe — […]

The French Spymaster Of ISIS

The French Spymaster of ISIS It’s been almost six months since The Daily Beast exposed Abu Suleyman al-Firansi. Now new details are emerging that can tell us a lot about ISIS’s organization. The Daily Beast · by Michael Weiss · October 24, 2016 The photograph is nearly a decade old, but it is not difficult to imagine that […]

Why It’s Taking So Long For The U.S. And Its Alies To Finish Off The Islamic State In Libya

Excerpt The operation in Sirte, a small city that was largely depopulated after the Islamic State’s arrival, was supposed to be relatively simple to execute. While the group’s Libya branch had shown itself to be just as brutal as its parent, its members were far fewer in number. They lacked the same local support they […]