Category ISIS in Iraq

Congress Seeks More Control Over North Africa Counterterror Program

Congress Seeks More Control Over North Africa Counterterror Program al-monitor.com · by Bryant Harris · November 13, 2018   Bryant Harris November 13, 2018p Article SummaryLawmakers want a coherent strategy for the desert region from the Donald Trump administration.REUTERS/Aaron P. BernsteinRep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, speaks at the Capitol Hill National Security Forum at the US Capitol in Washington, June 21, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AFTER THE ILYUSHIN CRASH: ISRAEL’S ANTI-IRAN OPERATIONS IN SYRIA

AFTER THE ILYUSHIN CRASH: ISRAEL’S ANTI-IRAN OPERATIONS IN SYRIA by Assaf Orion PolicyWatch 3023October 3, 2018 Russia delivered advanced air-defense systems to Syria after the recent airplane-downing incident, but its continued interest in checking Iran could still permit Israeli operations in the Syrian skies. READ THIS ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE On September 17, the Syrian Air […]

What Erik Prince And Moscow’s Money Man Discussed In That Infamous Seychelles Meeting

Excerpts: Revealed: What Erik Prince and Moscow’s Money Man Discussed in That Infamous Seychelles Meeting By Betsy Woodruff, Erin Banco, www.thedailybeast.comView OriginalSeptember 26th, 2018 Joint U.S.-Russian raids to kill top terrorists. Teamwork between an American government agency and a sanctioned Russian fund. Moscow pouring money into the Midwest. These are just a few of the ideas the head […]

Britain Launches 250M Sterling Cyber-Force To Wage War On Terrortists

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/britain-launches-250m-cyber-force-to-wage-war-on-terrorists-wnq9q506c Britain launches £250m cyber‑force to wage war on terrorists Lucy Fisher, Defence Correspondent September 21 2018, 10:00pm, The Times GCHQ will set up a new cyber-force base because its headquarters in Cheltenham is at capacity ALAMY An offensive cyber-force to combat hostile states, terrorist groups and domestic gangs will be set up by the Ministry of Defence […]

The Enemy Gets A Vote

Conclusion: The Enemy Gets a Vote By Kim Cragin, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalSeptember 16th, 2018 Editor’s Note: Perhaps the biggest counterterrorism challenge facing the Trump administration is whether or not to keep a robust military presence in Syria now that the Islamic State has been forced underground. Kim Cragin of the National Defense University argues that the killing of jihadist leaders […]