Category targeted killing

Precision-Guided Diminishing Returns: Why Airpower Alone Can’t Win America’s Small Wars

Precision-Guided Diminishing Returns: Why Airpower Alone Can’t Win America’s Small Wars by Michael T. Lippert Journal Article |  April 15, 2017 – 2:47am http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/precision-guided-diminishing-returns-why-airpower-alone-can%E2%80%99t-win-america%E2%80%99s-small-wars A Small Wars Journal and Military Writers Guild Writing Contest Finalist Article Precision-Guided Diminishing Returns: Why Airpower Alone Can’t Win America’s Small Wars Michael T. Lippert Inherent Resolve: By The Numbers Between […]

What If America Assassinated Kim Jong-un?

The comments below, highlighted in blue are by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP Dave maxwell:  Easier said than done. And as the author notes there is no way to ensure a favorable outcome.  I would just like to see an answer to the question […]

State Department: Background Briefing On The Effort To Defeat ISIS

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/04/269461.htm Background Briefing On The Effort To Defeat ISIS Share Special Briefing Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference Washington, DC April 4, 2017 MODERATOR: Thank you very much, and thanks to all the participants who joined us this afternoon. This is a on-background conference call with [Senior State Department Official]. Just a reminder of our ground […]

‘Russia Got Dirty To Stop Us Finding Litvinenko’s Killers’

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news-review/russia-got-dirty-to-stop-us-finding-litvinenkos-killers-kgb-poison-l3lqvslpv?CMP=TNLEmail_118918_1646809 ‘Russia Got Dirty To Stop Us Finding Litvinenko’s Killers’ After years of silence the former Met officers who investigated the poisoning reveal how the Kremlin blocked and intimidated them Richard Kerbaj April 9 2017, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Brian Tarpey says he and his team were ‘outmanoeuvred like a chess piece’ by the Russians during […]

‘Reset Your Life in an Hour’: Book Review Of ADM (Ret.) William McRaven, The Man Who Oversaw The bin Laden Operation

Reset Your Life in an Hour https://www.wsj.com/articles/reset-your-life-in-an-hour-1491261280 Never give up. Always maintain optimism. We’ve all heard these lessons before—but not from the man who led the bin Laden mission. John Nagl reviews “Make Your Bed” by William H. McRaven. Navy Seal trainees lock arms in the Pacific during Hell Week. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES By JOHN NAGL April […]

DoD Press Release: U.S. Strike Kills High Profile al-Qaeda Leader In Pakistan

U.S. Strike Kills High-Profile Terrorist Leader 03/25/2017 08:00 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-110-17 March 25, 2017 U.S. Strike Kills High-Profile Terrorist Leader ‎The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that a U.S. counter-terrorism airstrike conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, resulted in the death of Qari Yasin, a well-known al Qaida terrorist leader […]

Shedding Some Light On The Pentagon’s Most Shadowy Aviation UnitsShedding Some Light On The Pentagon’s Most Shadowy Aviation Units

Shedding Some Light On The Pentagon’s Most Shadowy Aviation Units thedrive.com · by Joseph Trevithick · March 21, 2017 On May 2, 2011, a group of special operators from the top secret Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) descended on an unassuming compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In an ensuing fire-fight, members of SEAL Team Six shot and killed infamous […]

Trump’s Foreign Policy, With the Press Distracted, Is Starting To Cohere

Trump’s Foreign Policy,  With the Press Distracted,  Is Starting To Cohere By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun | March 21, 2017   Though it is hard to believe some days, the political atmosphere in Washington is slowly settling down. The Democrats drone tiresomely on, battering the piñata that there is no evidence that President Obama tapped candidate […]

Moscow Expanding Middle East Ties: Russia Strikes Deal With Syrian Kurds To Set Up Base: Syrian Kurdish Militia

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-russia-idUSKBN16R1H4 WORLD NEWS | Mon Mar 20, 2017 | 10:40am EDT Russia Strikes Deal With Syrian Kurds To Set Up Base: Syrian Kurdish Militia Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) greet each other in the northeastern city of Hasaka, Syria, August 21, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said · · · · Russia is setting up a military base […]

High-Value Target Disappointed To Be Raided By Rangers Instead Of Navy SEALs

High-Value Target Disappointed To Be Raided By Rangers Instead Of Navy SEALs By Cat Astronaut, www.duffelblog.com View Original March 19th, 2017 AFGHANISTAN — Taliban operative and avid Navy SEAL fan Mansour Aminullah says he was disappointed when a raid on his house was conducted by “some pansies from the Ranger Regiment” instead of SEALs, sources confirmed today. […]