Category Iraq

Is A Military Coup Possible In Iran? Or, Under Consideration?

Is a military coup possible in Iran? IRGC staff changes and talk of the merits of a ‘military president’ suggest that a coup might be under consideration. Saeid Golkar/Apr 24, 2018 www.aljazeera.com View Original April 24th, 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is facing declining support among IraniansPhoto by: AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi Since the beginning of the […]

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since 1967’

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since The 1967 War’ http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Benjamin Kerstein’s April 24, 2018 article in the Jewish publication, Algemeiner.  “When I look at the month of May, I say there wasn’t a month of May so […]

U.S. Lawmakers Jolted By Syria Briefing, Pentagon Warns Of IS Resurgence

US lawmakers jolted by Syria briefing, Pentagon warns of IS resurgence www.yahoo.com View Original April 18th, 2018 A Syrian pro-government militia member holds a captured Islamic State group flag in June 2017 outside the city of Raqa, which later fell to the Syrian Democratic Forces in October 2017Photo by: AFP Photo/George OURFALIAN Washington (AFP) – […]

U.S. Seeks Arab Force And Funding For Syria – An ‘Arab NATO’

U.S. Seeks Arab Force and Funding for Syria Under plan, troops would replace American military contingent after ISIS defeat and help secure country’s north; proposal faces challenges https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-seeks-arab-force-and-funding-for-syria-1523927888 American troops looked out toward the border with Turkey from a small outpost near the town of Manbij, northern Syria, in February. PHOTO: SUSANNAH GEORGE/ASSOCIATED PRESS By Michael R. […]

A Series Of Articles On Russia’s Military Response To Washington’s Preparation To Strike Syria Over Assad’s Chemical Weapon’s Use Against Civilians

—– Forwarded Message —– From: Mark Schneider <drmarkschneider1@gmail.com> Dr. Mark Schneider wrote in the comment below: Comment:  This is no routine exercise. It looks like they are getting ready for a fight. It could be a bluff but this is serious. Russia appears to be readying for a naval battle with the US near Syria — […]

Forecasting The Future Of Warfare

David Maxwell:  “A long important read with important history (and a “scorecard”).” Excerpt: How Did We Do? You Decide.   I gave up command of the Army War College in the summer of 2000. Gen. Rick Shinseki, chief of staff at the time, kindly asked that I stay on active duty another six months to […]

The Case For Extreme Worry

In places that include China and Russia, chief rival powers to the U.S., technology is “empowering top-down authoritarianism as liberal democracy weakens.” The case for extreme worry Axios · by Mike Allen To White House insiders, this is the most dangerous phase of Donald Trump’s presidency so far, from the brewing trade war with China that he denies is a […]

A U.S. Battlefield Victory Against Russia’s ‘Little Green Men’: Americans Drove Back An Advance By Mercenaries

Excerpt: The message is this: If you are responding to little green men who—without acknowledgment of their state sponsorship—have turned up in your territory or are crossing into it, you should act at once to repel them, rather than scratching your head in puzzlement while they establish their presence. A “deconfliction line” is not an […]

The United States Is Preparing For The Wrong War

Excerpts.   There’s nothing wrong with rebuilding the United States’ conventional combat capacity. By all means, buy more fighter aircraft and navy ships. Spend more time training with artillery and tanks. Those weapons are needed to maintain deterrence and keep the peace. But don’t imagine that all this firepower will keep us safe. The United […]

2 Nortorious ISIS Members In 1st Public Interview Say – ‘Beheading Captives Was A Mistake’

2 notorious ISIS members just gave their first interview — and said beheading captives was ‘a mistake’ By Associated Press, www.businessinsider.com View Original March 30th, 2018 Two British militants believed to have belonged to an ISIS group cell notorious for beheading hostages spoke with the Associated Press. The two men are allegedly among four British jihadis who […]