Category targeted killing

Assassination Of North Korean Dictator’s Half Brother In Malaysia — Resembles Bond Film Use Of Fast-Acting Liquid Poison In — ‘You Only Live Twice’

Assassination Of North Korean Dictator’s Half Brother In Malaysia — Resembles Bond Film Use Of Fast-Acting Liquid Poison In — ‘You Only Live Twice’   www.fortunascorner.com        Richard Shears and Darren Boyle write in the February 19, 2017 online edition of the Daily Mail Online, that Malaysian authorities have detained/arrested Ri Jong-chol, a […]

Assassination Of North Korean Dictator’s Half Brother In Malaysia — Resembles Bond Film Use Of Fast-Acting Liquid Poison In — ‘You Only Live Twice’   www.fortunascorner.com        Richard Shears and Darren Boyle write in the February 19, 2017 online edition of the Daily Mail Online, that Malaysian authorities have detained/arrested Ri Jong-chol, a […]

A Glimpse Of Warfare’s Future, Today

David Maxwell’s comments are below and highlighted — before the actual article. The article referenced in this piece can be downloaded from the Prism web site at this link (note that this edition of Prism is all about SOF)  http://cco.ndu.edu/PRISM-6-3/Article/1020215/reaching-forward-in-the-war-against-the-islamic-state/ The article was written by Majors Christopher Thielenhaus and Eric Roles, both Special Forces officers at […]

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 […]

Assassi-Nation: History Of North Korea’s State [Sanctioned] Killings

Assassi-Nation: History Of North Korea’s State [Sanctioned] Killings February 15th, 2017 If North Korean agents are responsible for the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader, it would be the latest in a long line of targeted killings by the isolated state. Kim, whose younger brother Kim Jong-Un has ruled North […]

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 […]

“Remote Controlled” Terrorism And Its Implications For Counter-Terrorism Efforts

“Remote Controlled” Terrorism and its Implications for Counter-Terrorism Efforts by Michael Tierney Journal Article |  February 11, 2017 – 3:02am http://smallwarsjournal.com/ jrnl/art/%E2%80%9Cremote- controlled%E2%80%9D-terrorism- and-its-implications-for- counter-terrorism-efforts “Remote Controlled” Terrorism And Its Implications For Counter-Terrorism Efforts Michael Tierney Introduction In 2009, Miles Kahler published Networked Politics: Agency, Power, and Governance.  His work proved highly impactful in the fields of political […]

The Rise And Fall Of A U.S.-Backed Rebel Commander In Syria

The Rise And Fall Of A U.S.-Backed Rebel Commander In Syria Once a ‘fixer’ for the CIA, Syrian rebel comes to terms with failed US policy Read next Game on: why Japan’s arcades are still winning Abu Ahmad: ‘I used to think America was the ruler of the universe. If you ask me whether I […]

What Are U.S. Forces Doing in Yemen In The First Place?

Excerpt: What explains the exceedingly modest payoff that America gets for the $600 billion-plus dollars that congress annually funnels to the Pentagon? It’s ludicrous to suggest, as Exum does, that the problem lies with timid and slow-moving civilian officials who have “denied subordinate commanders the flexibility to exploit opportunities they saw on the battlefield.” No, the […]

Why A Navy SEAL Raid On al-Qaeda Enraged Yemenis

Excerpt: The rebuke to the US and the subsequent walking back may have been more theatrical than substantive. President Hadi has little influence in his own country. A northern Yemeni militant group, the Houthis, drove Hadi from power when they took over Yemen’s capital city Sanaa in an unchallenged military takeover in late 2014. By […]