Category Al Qaeda

Britain Launches 250M Sterling Cyber-Force To Wage War On Terrortists Britain launches £250m cyber‑force to wage war on terrorists Lucy Fisher, Defence Correspondent September 21 2018, 10:00pm, The Times GCHQ will set up a new cyber-force base because its headquarters in Cheltenham is at capacity ALAMY An offensive cyber-force to combat hostile states, terrorist groups and domestic gangs will be set up by the Ministry of Defence […]

The Enemy Gets A Vote

Conclusion: The Enemy Gets a Vote By Kim Cragin, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalSeptember 16th, 2018 Editor’s Note: Perhaps the biggest counterterrorism challenge facing the Trump administration is whether or not to keep a robust military presence in Syria now that the Islamic State has been forced underground. Kim Cragin of the National Defense University argues that the killing of jihadist leaders […]

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign By Geoffrey Aronson, www.theamericanconservative.comView OriginalSeptember 14th, 2018 A delegation of the Leaders of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Countries are seen Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Photo by: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead […]

Inside a Frighteningly Plausible Nuclear Attack Scenario – Modern War Institute · by Steve Leonard · August 30, 2018Send email Mail Jeffrey Lewis, The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States (Mariner Books, 2018) Plausible. Few books are worthy of a one-word review, but Jeffrey Lewis’s The 2020 Commission Report is certainly one of them. With […]

The Push To Privatize The Afghan War

The Push to Privatize the Afghan War Erik Prince Blackwater Founder Erik Prince is making a renewed public push to privatize the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The current CEO and Founder of Frontier Services Group, (a security, aviation and logistics company primarily doing business in Africa) has reportedly gotten the attention of the President, […]

Bolton Open To Privatizing Military Operations In Afghanistan

Excerpt: Bolton open to privatizing military operations in Afghanistan The Hill · by Michael Burke · August 19, 2018 White House national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday said he’s open to privatizing military operations in Afghanistan following reports last week that President Trump is considering the option. When asked about the idea on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Bolton said “there […]

Trump Weighs Blackwater Founder’s Pitch To Privatize Afghanistan War

Excerpts: Trump weighs Blackwater founder’s pitch to privatize Afghanistan war By Bob Fredericks, nypost.comView OriginalAugust 17th, 2018 President Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with the Pentagon’s Afghanistan strategy and has shown interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, NBC News reported Friday. Prince’s plan first came up last year during the commander-in-chief’s […]

Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating In U.S., Positioned For Attack Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating In U.S., Positioned For Attack Iranian militants poised to attack U.S. homeland Members of Hezbollah / Getty Images ·           ·           BY: Adam Kredo April 17, 2018 11:55 am Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these “sleeper cell” agents are poised to launch […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals Between North Korea, Houthis, Libyans 

Exclusive – Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals between N. Korea, Houthis, Libyans Asharq Al-Awsat Thursday, 9 August, 2018 New York – Ali Barada Experts on a United Nations sanctions committee recommended adding shipping vessels, individuals and companies to the North Korea sanctions list over their dealings with Pyongyang. They revealed in a report correspondence between North Korean officials and […]