Category Al Qaeda

A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt In Afghanistan

Left unsaid — why didn’t Obama CIA do this?  I’ll give you ‘3 guesses.’  RCP, fortunascorner.com   A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan By Thomas Gibbons-neff, Eric Schmitt, Adam Goldman, www.nytimes.com View Original October 22nd, 2017 Afghan Army soldiers in 2013. The C.I.A. is expanding its covert operations in Afghanistan, sending small teams of highly […]

After Niger Attack, A Look At Clandestine Jihadists Posing A Growing Danger To U.S. Forces In Africa

After Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to U.S. forces in Africa By Robyn Dixon, www.latimes.com View Original October 21st, 2017 French armored vehicles head toward the Niger border in 2013. U.S. and French forces have spent years training and supporting the militaries of Mali, Niger and other countries to fight entrenched […]

Niger Ambush Came After ‘Massive Intelligence Failure,’ Source Says

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell & his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  There are some observations that David did not make that I will.  The hatred of POTUS Trump by most of the so-called ‘mainstream’ media is off the charts; and, they will stoop […]

Pentagon Sends Team To Niger To Find Out What Happened

David Maxwell:  This excerpt is the most detailed information I have seen in open sources about the event. The four Americans were killed Oct. 4 when a 12-man team of soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group was operating with approximately 30 Forces Armees Nigeriennes (FAN) on a train-and-advise mission near Tongo Tongo, Niger, just […]

Las Vegas: America’s Mumbai – Modern War Institute

America’s Mumbai – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by John Spencer · October 17, 2017 It will take months, possibly years, to fully understand how the senseless attack in Las Vegas will change American society. Hotels are considering metal detectors, X-ray screening of guest luggage, and mandatory room checks. Some are even questioning whether open-air concerts and festivals should be organized anymore. We […]

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

Deaths Of 3 Elite U.S. Troops In Niger Highlight Quietly Expanding Mission

Deaths of 3 elite U.S. troops in Niger highlight quietly expanding mission By Alex Horton, www.washingtonpost.com View Original October 5th, 2017 A U.S. Army Special Forces weapons sergeant observes a Nigerien soldier during at training exercise in Diffa, Niger, March 11, 2017.Photo by: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zayid Ballesteros Caskets with the remains of three Army […]

Manila Scores A Victory Against ISIS But More Battles Loom

Excerpts: Until the ISIS siege of Marawi, the Philippine government was in denial of an ISIS presence in the Island of Mindanao. However, the response of the Philippine government to Marawi siege led by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Chief of the Armed Forces General Eduardo Ano, and Intelligence Chief Gen Santos […]

Fox News Is Reporting That A Squad Of U.S. Special Forces Have Come Under Fire & Were Ambushed In The Country Of Niger — Along The Border With Mali — It Is Unknown At This Time If There Were Any Casualties

Fox News Is Reporting That A Squad Of U.S. Special Forces Have Come Under Fire & Were Ambushed In The Country Of Niger — Along The Border With Mali — It Is Unknown At This Time If There Were Any Casualties http://www.fortunascorner.com     Fox News is reporting this evening (Wed./Oct. 4, 2017) that a […]

The U.S.-Russia Race To Beat ISIS In Eastern Syria

The US-Russia Race to Beat ISIS in Eastern Syria By Patrick Hoover, georgetownsecuritystudiesreview.org View Original October 3rd, 2017 The US-Russia Race to Beat ISIS in Eastern Syria By: Photo Credit: Daily Sabah The race to rule eastern Syria after the defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is quickly and quietly escalating into a focal point […]