Category ISIS in Iraq

Technology And The Future Of War

David Maxwell’s Comment:  A warning we must heed (It may come down to M4 rifles, 45 cal pistols, paper maps, and compasses): If the Chinese would be unwilling to attack the US satellite system by exploding a nuclear weapon in space, they have already proven to have other means at their disposal: namely, antisatellite missiles […]

An Expert On Warfare Examines Centuries Of Evolving Mayhem

Excerpts: Freedman is eclectically curious not merely about the predictions of generals, spooks and nuclear strategists, but also novelists, from Arthur Conan Doyle — who in 1914 wrote a prescient potboiler about German submarines sinking British civilian ships — to a chilling 1958 novel of nuclear annihilation that became the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s film […]

After Niger, Is America’s ‘Light Footprint’ Counterterrorism Strategy Sustainable?

Excerpt: The question is whether the United States can tolerate this dissonance between what the public wants and the costs it is willing to bear to get it. How many shocks like Niger will it take for Congress and the public to become fully disillusioned with the light footprint? Right now, that approach seems to […]

To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead As Super Power Despite State Of Fatigue

INEGMA: Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Affairs (UAE) Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser. To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead as Super Power Despite State of Fatigue Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA 08 November, 2017 Over the past two decades, the world watched the United […]

Ryan Owens, Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen, Was Braver Than America Knew

Ryan Owens, Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen, Was Braver Than America Knew By James Laporta, www.thedailybeast.com View Original November 4th, 2017 POMPANO BEACH, Florida—John Owens was in the back of a C-17 transport aircraft surrounded by members of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, known to the public as SEAL Team Six. John’s younger brother, Ryan, was […]

Bin Laden’s Son Calls On Followers To Rise In Rebellion

As I have written before, militant Islam has to be put on trial as Nazism was at the end of WWII.  We have to kill the philosophy.  RCP Bin Laden’s Son Calls on Followers to Rise in Rebellion www.voanews.com View Original November 7th, 2017 In this image from video released by the CIA, Hamza bin […]

Russian Special Forces Officer Reveals Syria Fighting Lessons

A word of caution — I was not able to verify the origination/link to the article below.  RCP, fortunascorner.com   Izvestia October 24, 2017   Russian special forces officer reveals Syria fighting lessons Russian special forces subunits have been active in Syria ever since the start of the Russian operation there. They not only call […]

U.S. Special Forces ‘Fought Niger Ambush Alone After Local Troops Fled’

David Maxwell:  Really?  Excerpt: …retired and serving special forces officers with knowledge of events have said. U.S. Special Forces ‘Fought Niger Ambush Alone After Local Troops Fled’ The Guardian · by Jason Burke · November 4, 2017 Comrades of Sgt La David Johnson cry at his burial service on 21 October in Hollywood, Florida. Johnson and three other US soldiers […]

The Terrorist Attack In New York And The West’s Banquet Of Consequences; 72 Years Ago, We Knew The Answer To Defeating A Poisonous Philosophy — It’s Time For A 21st Century Version Of The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials; And Defeat Militant Islam On The Battlefield Of Ideas

The Terrorist Attack In New York And The West’s Banquet Of Consequences; 72 Years Ago, We Knew The Answer To Defeating A Poisonous Philosophy — It’s Time For A 21st Century Version Of The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials; And Defeat Militant Islam On The Battlefield Of Ideas www.fortunascorner.com      Writer Robert Louis Stevenson once […]

U.S. Soldiers Were Separated From Unit In Niger Ambush, Officials Say

U.S. Soldiers Were Separated From Unit in Niger Ambush, Officials Say By  Thomas Gibbons-neff and Eric Schmitt,  www.nytimes.com View Original October 27th, 2017 Senator John McCain said after Pentagon officials briefed lawmakers on Thursday that he still had “100 questions” about the deadly ambush in Niger this month. Credit Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesPhoto by: Mark Wilson/Getty Images […]