Category Syria

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 […]

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 […]

Michael Flynn, General Chaos

Michael Flynn, General Chaos By Nicholas Schmidle, www.newyorker.com View Original February 27th, 2017 “I said, ‘Fetch Chardonnay,’ not ‘Riesling.’ “ Two days before the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the forty-fifth President of the United States, Michael Flynn, a retired lieutenant general and former intelligence officer, sat down in a Washington restaurant. On the tablecloth, he placed a […]

BREAKING NEWS: Pentagon May Propose Sending U.S. Conventional Ground Combat Forces Into Northern Syria To Speed Up Fight Against ISIS

If approved, and we’re a long way from that…..I think — the deployed warfighter will need more intelligence support.  RCP, fortunascorner.com From: CNN Breaking News <CNNBreakingNews@mail.cnn.com> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 16:41 To: no-reply@siteservices.cnn.com Subject: Breaking News The Pentagon might propose that the US send conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first […]

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 […]