Category Islam

The Pentagon’s Smart Plan For Preventing An Islamic State Comeback

The Pentagon’s smart plan for preventing an Islamic State comeback By Editorial Board, www.chicagotribune.com View Original January 16th, 2018 Raqqa in northern Syria is a broken city in the midst of a long, arduous rebuild. But it’s no longer the nerve center for the Islamic State’s mission of carnage. Syrians, the U.S., Europe and the rest of […]

Syrian Rebels Make Pitch To Restore CIA Program

Syrian rebels make pitch to restore CIA program: report By Morgan Chalfant, thehill.com View Original January 15th, 2018 Representatives of the Free Syrian Army are reportedly pressing U.S. officials to resume a defunct CIA program that provided military aid to the rebel group in its struggle against President Bashar Assad, citing the need to counter Iranian influence […]

Will The Protests In Iran Lead To Regime Change?  What Happens Next?  According To At Least One Notable Analysis — ‘The Iran Protests Are D-Day Landing On The War Against Radical Islam’

Will The Protests In Iran Lead To Regime Change?  What Happens Next?  According To At Least One Notable Analysis — ‘The Iran Protests Are D-Day Landing On The War Against Radical Islam’   www.fortunascorner.com          How serious are the protests and social uprising in Iran?  Is this the beginning of the end of […]

PLA Review Of ‘World Military Situation’

http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2017-12/29/content_7889872.htm Overview of world military situations in 2017 Source China Military Online Editor Zhang Tao Time 2017-12-29 A+- By Lin Zhiyuan  BEIJING, Dec. 29 (ChinaMil) — The world landscape has changed at a faster pace in 2017. Inter-power cooperation and competition coexisted, with the latter becoming more prominent. Major countries paid more attention to contention for […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 mwi.usma.edu View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]

The KGB Playbook For Infiltrating The Middle East

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East By Michael Weiss, www.thedailybeast.com View Original December 28th, 2017 This is the second article in a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. As former Director of […]

How ISIS Members Fled The Caliphate, Perhaps To Fight Another Day

How ISIS Members Fled The Caliphate, Perhaps To Fight Another Day By Yusuf Sayman, www.buzzfeed.com View Original December 19th, 2017 SANLIURFA, Turkey — A notorious Australian jihadi left the ISIS caliphate this summer and crossed the Syrian border into Turkey. With him was a well-connected Syrian doctor who’d overseen medical facilities in the ISIS capital of Raqqa. […]

How The Pentagon’s Cyber Offensive Against ISIS Could Shape The Future For Elite U.S. Forces

How The Pentagon’s Cyber Offensive Against ISIS Could Shape The Future For Elite U.S. Forces By Dan Lamothe, www.washingtonpost.com View Original December 16th, 2017 The U.S. military has conducted cyber attacks against the Islamic State for more than a year, and their record of success when coordinated with elite Special Operations troops is such that the Pentagon will […]

U.S. Gen. Reins In Special Operations Forces In Africa After Niger Deaths And Daily Beast Investigations

Excerpt: For the time being, the SOCAFRICA-wide letter sent by Maj. Gen. Hicks suggests that across the continent U.S. forces under his command will be dialing back special operations in countries like Somalia. “I have and will always backed you up [sic], but I cannot afford to be wrong about how well we conduct operations,” […]

DoD Releases Report On Enhancing Security And Stability In Afghanistan

  DOD Releases Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan 12/15/2017 09:19 AM CST IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-424-17 Dec. 15, 2017 DOD Releases Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan   Today the Department of Defense provided to the Congress the semiannual report “Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan” covering events during the […]