Category Yemen

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 […]

The Yemen Raid: Uncertain Implications For U.S. Counterterrorism Policy And Decision-Making

Excerpts: While the raid implies an intensification of US involvement, the Trump administration’s decision-making process leading up to the mission signals a more dangerous departure from the norm. Rather than call a formal National Security Council Principals Committee meeting, Trump discussed the raid with some of his advisors over an informal dinner, and the military […]

The Colonels Shaping Trump’s Middle East Policy

Excerpt: These are “not guys who stopped paying attention to the Middle East when Obama came into office,” Pollack said. “They are well aware that Iran-backed militias are not attacking the US [in Iraq]. That is not lost on midlevel officers.” The issue, Pollack said, is how much influence they will have. “These are really […]

Yemen Withdraws Permission For U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions

This will hurt our knowledge and situational awareness of the ‘battlefield,’ and obviously hurt our intelligence collection and analysis of what is really going on — ‘inside the ropes.’  And, it necessarily make U.S. intelligence more dependent on 2nd and 3rd party intelligence.  Intelligence sharing with Saudi Arabia will be more magnified.  V/R, RCP, fortunascorner.com […]

Current, Former Officials Spar Over Approval Of Special Ops Raid In Yemen

David Maxwell:  Neither Obama or Trump should be “blamed” for this and this “debate” is unhelpful.  It was absolutely wrong for Spicer to invoke the staffing process in the Obama administration to imply that since according to him the mission was approved so as to imply this was Obama’s responsibility just as it is unhelpful […]

Misplaced Blame On Trump For Yemen Raid Ignores Deeper Problems

Misplaced Blame On Trump For Yemen Raid Ignores Deeper Problems The Hill · by Christopher D. Kolenda, opinion contributor · February 2, 2017 Some U.S. military officials, Reuters reports, blame President Trump for approving a military raid “without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations.” This is wrong headed, potentially damaging to civil-military relations, and masks deeper […]

The Percolating Proxy War In Yemen

  IISS Strategic Comments r The Percolating Proxy War In Yemen The formation of a large coalition by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to intervene in Yemen reflects both precedent and strong motivation. Saudi Arabia and the UAE have long been involved in Yemen. In the 1960s, the Saudis fought a brutal war […]

SECDEF Mattis May Need To Imitate Former SECDEF Bob Gates; And Tell These Defense Officials To ‘Shut the f… up!” Were The Operational Details Of The U.S. Special Forces Raid In Yemen Leaked? al-Qaeda Fighters In Yemen, Were Heavily Armed & ‘Knew U.S. Troops Were Coming’

SECDEF Mattis May Need To Imitate Former SECDEF Bob Gates; And Tell These Defense Officials To ‘Shut the f… up!” Were The Operational Details Of The U.S. Special Forces Raid In Yemen Leaked?  al-Qaeda Fighters In Yemen, Were Heavily Armed & ‘Knew U.S. Troops Were Coming’    www.fortunascorner.com       That’s the question Abigail Miller […]

SECDEF Mattis May Need To Imitate Former SECDEF Bob Gates; And Tell These Defense Officials To ‘Shut the f… up!” Were The Operational Details Of The U.S. Special Forces Raid In Yemen Leaked? al-Qaeda Fighters In Yemen, Were Heavily Armed & ‘Knew U.S. Troops Were Coming’

SECDEF Mattis May Need To Imitate Former SECDEF Bob Gates; And Tell These Defense Officials To ‘Shut the f… up!” Were The Operational Details Of The U.S. Special Forces Raid In Yemen Leaked?  al-Qaeda Fighters In Yemen, Were Heavily Armed & ‘Knew U.S. Troops Were Coming’    www.fortunascorner.com       That’s the question Abigail […]

American Commando Killed In Yemen In POTUS Trump’s First Counterterror Operation

American Commando Killed In Yemen In POTUS Trump’s First Counterterror Operation The New York Times · by ERIC SCHMITT · January 29, 2017 WASHINGTON – One American commando was killed and three others injured in a fierce firefight overnight with Qaeda militants in central Yemen, a senior American official said Sunday morning. The raid was the first counterterrorism operation […]