Category Yemen

Manchester Bomb Suspect Said To Have Had Ties To al Qaeda, Terrorism Training Abroad

Manchester Bomb Suspect Said To Have Had Ties To al Qaeda, Terrorism Training Abroad By Alexander Smith, www.nbcnews.com View Original May 23rd, 2017 MANCHESTER, England — Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old British man believed to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack, had ties to al Qaeda and had received terrorist training abroad, a U.S. intelligence official told […]

Chilling ISIS Video Shows A Terrorist Who Appears To Be American Calling For Lone Wolf Attacks On U.S. Soil

Chilling ISIS Video Shows A Terrorist Who Appears To Be American Calling For Lone Wolf Attacks On U.S. Soil http://www.fortunascorner.com      David Burke wrote about something in his May 19, 2017 article in the Daily Mail Online, that no doubt makes the overwhelming majority of us sick to our stomach; and, at the same […]

Full Speech: POTUS Trump Address In Saudi Arabia

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH IN SAUDI ARABIA http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/334454-full-speech-president-donald-trump-address-in-saudi FULL SPEECH: President Donald Trump address in Saudi Arabia BY THE HILL STAFF – 05/21/17 12:00 PM EDT 32 26 181   Autoplay: On | Off I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received […]

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 […]

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 […]

ACLU Seeks Documents On Planning Of Yemen Raid That Killed Navy SEAL

Hopefully, Dave Maxwell is correct with his observation/comment below highlighted in blue.  Unless otherwise convinced, these operational documents should never see the light of day outside the appropriate channels.  Otherwise, the ‘Monday morning’ quarterbacking and second-guessing would ultimately lead to paralysis and risk-aversion.  RCP, fortunascorner Dave Maxwell:  Somehow I do not think that the planning […]

Al Qaeda Is Stronger Now Than When Bin Laden Was Killed

     Stronger than it was before 9/11?  I question that.  And, there has been some reporting that what’s left of al-Baghdadi’s Islamic State is going to merge with al Qaeda.  Is that really viable?  What real difference will it make?  How will it change the situation on the ground?  Will they attempt to conduct […]

Trump Joins Saudi Arabia, Arab Leaders For Potential Anti-Iran Alliance

 http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/04/trump-joins-saudi-arabia-arab-leaders-for-potential-anti-iran-alliance Trump Joins Saudi Arabia, Arab Leaders For Potential Anti-Iran Alliance President Trump’s first trip abroad indicates that the White House may be re-aligning to Saudi Arabia’s and Israel’s anti-Iran position. KIMBERLY DOZIER 05.04.17 6:25 PM ET President Donald Trump is answering critics who call him “anti-Islamic” by making his first trip overseas to Saudi Arabia, to meet […]

The Mother Of All Terrorist Groups Isn’t The Islamic State

The Mother Of All Terrorist Groups Isn’t The Islamic State The Trump administration is taking its eyes off the ball in Afghanistan. The real threat is still al Qaeda. By Michael Kugelman, foreignpolicy.com View Original May 5th, 2017 On April 13, the U.S. military dropped a huge bomb on caves and tunnels used by Islamic State fighters in […]

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 […]