Category Syria

Islamic State Creates ‘Chemical Weapons Cell’ In Syria Made Up Of Its Top Specialists Across The Caliphate

Islamic State Creates ‘Chemical Weapons Cell’ In Syria Made Up Of Its Top Specialists Across The Caliphate http://www.fortunascorner.com      Gareth Davies writes in the May 18, 2017 edition of the DailyMailOnline that “the Islamic State has created a chemical weapons cell in Syria, made up of its top specialists from across its new, self-titled […]

Iraqi Officers Land In Syria; Secretly Pivots Away From U.S.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi had secretly pivoted his support away from the US -Jordanian campaign for control over the borders of Iraq and Syria, and switched instead to alignment with Moscow and Tehran. dangerously against US military plans in Syria Iraqi officers land in Syria, stir Israeli concern DEBKAfile Special Report May 17, 2017, 10:30 […]

Trump To Unveil Plans For An ‘Arab NATO’ In Saudi Arabia

Trump To Unveil Plans For An ‘Arab NATO’ In Saudi Arabia By Josh Rogin, www.washingtonpost.com View Original May 17th, 2017 President Trump meets with Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office on March 14. Photo by: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post When President Trump arrives in Riyadh this week, he will lay out […]

Intelligence Liaison And Counterterrorism: A Quick Primer

Intelligence Liaison And Counterterrorism: A Quick Primer By Daniel Byman, lawfareblog.com View Original May 16th, 2017 Press reports that President Trump may have revealed sensitive counterterrorism information originating from the Israeli government to Russian officials are potentially disastrous for U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Notably, the Wall Street Journal writes that the information provided by Israel had not even been shared with America’s most important intelligence […]

An ISIS–Al Qaeda ‘Frankenstein’ Could Be On Its Way

Excerpt: These two claims make Zawahiri’s recent audio message—urging jihadist groups, among other things, to unify—very meaningful. Zawahiri told mujahideen, “Unite and close your ranks with your Muslim brothers and mujahideen not just in Sham [Syria], but the entire world, for it is a single Crusader campaign being waged against Muslims the world over.”   […]

Taking Stock: What The U.S. Is Learning From Europe’s Spate Of Urban Truck Attacks

Taking Stock: What The U.S. Is Learning From Europe’s Spate Of Urban Truck Attacks by Cameron Reed Journal Article |  May 14, 2017 – 1:20am http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/taking-stock-what-the-us-is-learning-from-europe%E2%80%99s-spate-of-urban-truck-attacks Taking Stock: What the US is Learning from Europe’s Spate of Urban Truck Attacks Cameron Reed On May 4th, the US Transportation Security Administration issued an unclassified report entitled “Vehicle Ramming Attacks: […]

The Return of Marco Polo’s World And The U.S. Military Response

Very looooong essay/article.  But, if you have the time and inclination, it is rich and interesting, with much to think about.  RCP Dave Maxwell:   Below is the text of Robert Kaplan’s long essay.  The original with graphics, photos, and citations can be read at this link:  http://stories.cnas.org/the-return-of-marco-polos-world-and-the-u-s-military-response. We should read, ponder, and discuss this […]

CJCS Joseph Dunford: “Iran’s Potential Role In Enforcing Security Zones Along Israeli Border Raises Concerns”

CJCS Joseph Dunford:  “Iran’s Potential Role In Enforcing Security Zones Along Israeli Border Raises Concerns” http://www.fortunascorner.com      Tara Copp wrote in the May 9, 2017 edition of Stars and Stripes, that “under the terms of an agreement signed last week in Ankara, Turkey, several large areas of western and southern Syria would become protected […]

U.S. Military Cyber Operation To Attack ISIS Last Year Sparked Heated Debate Over Alerting Allies

U.S. Military Cyber Operation To Attack ISIS Last Year Sparked Heated Debate Over Alerting Allies By Ellen Nakashima, www.washingtonpost.com View Original May 9th, 2006 Cyber Command and National Security Agency chief Adm. Michael S. Rogers testifies on Capitol Hill in early January.Photo by: Evan Vucci/Associated Press A secret global operation by the Pentagon late last year to […]

Islamic State Beheads Russian ‘Intelligence Officer’s’ Head In Syria In New Gory Propaganda Video

Islamic State Beheads Russian ‘Intelligence Officer’s’ Head In Syria In New Gory Propaganda Video www;fortunascorner.com      British newspaper The Independent, among other publications this morning (May 9, 2017) is reporting that the Islamic State (ISIS) “has beheaded a man who claimed to be a Russian intelligence officer in a gory new video which was […]