Category ISIS in Iraq

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 […]

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 […]

What To Know The ‘Day After’ Overthrowing A Government

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com Sigh…  This really pains me.  For the second time this week the Cipher Brief has written about regime change with north Korea being the obvious focus of the discussion.  Again […]

Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Issues Clarion Call For Followers To Attack Western Media & References North Korea Threats In ‘New’ 46-Minute Audio Recording; Leader/Key Followers Adapting Their Escape & Evasion Tradecraft

Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Issues Clarion Call For Followers To Attack Western Media & References North Korea Threats In ‘New’ 46-Minute Audio Recording; Leader/Key Followers Adapting Their Escape & Evasion Tradecraft http://www.fortunascorner.com      Chris Plesance, writing for the September 28, 2017 online edition of the Daily Mail Online, that the Islamic State “(ISIS) has released […]