Category Al Qaeda

Philippines: Scores Of Islamic State Fighters On Mindanao Island

David Maxwell Comment:  “What do terrorist organizations find in Mindanao?  Sanctuary (relative), mobility, resources, and local terrorist groups for exploitation.   What does it take to mitigate the threats?  First and foremost a political solution from the Philippine government (particularly with the MILF) and then presence, patience, and persistence by government agencies and security forces.”: Philippines: Scores […]

Defense Secretary Mattis To Stay On At Pentagon

Defense Secretary Mattis To Stay On At Pentagon freebeacon.com · by Bill Gertz · November 8, 2018ShareEmail Secretary of Defense James Mattis / Getty Images BY: Follow @BillGertz November 8, 2018 11:50 am Contradicting press reports, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has no plans to step down and leave the Trump administration following the midterm elections, his spokeswoman says. “No. There […]

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead Stars and Stripes Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks received a reprimand for insufficient oversight of of his officers in connection with death of four U.S. soldiers in 2017, The New York Times reported. U.S. AIR FORCE By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 5, 2018 […]

How a Taliban Assassin Got Close Enough To Kill A General

How a Taliban Assassin Got Close Enough To Kill A General ByMujib Mashal and Thomas Gibbons-NeffThe New York Times · by Mujib Mashal · November 2, 2018 Gen. Abdul Raziq at his home in Kandahar City in 2015.CreditBryan Denton for The New York Times KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Minutes before killing one of the most important generals in Afghanistan, the infiltrator […]

Strategic Comment Yemen’s Debilitating War

Strategic Comment Yemen’s debilitating warThe war in Yemen between Saudi- and UAE-backed government forces and Houthi rebels has become a humanitarian disaster, and an exercise in military futility.The civil war in Yemen – under way since 2014 between a mix of Saudi- and UAE-backed government forces and militias on one hand and Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels and […]

Mattis Shares Threat Pictures Behind New National Defense Strategy

Mattis Shares Threat Pictures Behind New National Defense Strategy dod.defense.gov · October 31, 2018 Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a […]

The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal Khashoggi

The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal Khashoggi: By Dan Greenfield The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal KhashoggiPosted: 15 Oct 2018 11:48 PM PDTIn high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed […]

ISIS ‘Leader’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Reportedly Orders 320 Of His Followers To Be Killed For Disloyalty

ISIS ‘Leader’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Reportedly Orders 320 Of His Followers To Be Killed For Disloyalty http://www.fortunascorner.com Buried in the news of Hurricane Michael, the correction in the U.S. stock market, and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, was a story posted to the October 11, 2018 edition of the DailyMail about turmoil and chaos within the Islamic […]

Who Killed Jamal Khashoggi? And Why? Khasoggi’s Sources Inside The Kingdom Are Likely Being Rolled Up -Or Running For Their Lives

Who Killed Jamal Khashoggi? And Why? Khasoggi’s Sources Inside The Kingdom Are Likely Being Rolled Up -Or Running For Their Lives http://www.fortunascorner.com    Excerpt: One can also surmise the Khashoggi’s sources inside the Kingdom have been rolled up and are likely being tortured for additional information.  And, we’re not talking water-boarding.      Karen Elliott House […]

ISIS is Doubling Down on The Philippines

Excerpt: ISIS is Doubling Down on The Philippines Bynews.siteintelgroup.com4 minsWednesday, 10 October 2018  Rita KatzView Original In August, I wrote an analysis on an increasingly evident aim by the Islamic State (ISIS) “to establish a more substantial base in the Philippines.” My assessment was based on recent events in the country, the most notable of which being the […]