Category Islam

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 […]

ISIS In The Philippines: A Threat To U.S. Interests

Nine articles from the Hoover Institution on Islamism in Maritime Southeast Asia are at this link:  http://www.hoover.org/publications/caravan/issue-1715 ISIS In The Philippines: A Threat To U.S. Interests by Colonel Joseph (Joe) Felter (ret.) Wednesday, September 27, 2017   http://www.hoover.org/research/isis-philippines-threat-us-interests On 23 May 2017, several hundred militants acting in the name of the Islamic State seized control of a portion […]

Another Worrying Sign For Russia’s Dire Demographics 

RFE/RL September 27, 2017 Another Worrying Sign For Russia’s Dire Demographics By Tom Balmforth MOSCOW — Many advanced economies are wondering how breakthroughs in technology could leave whole swaths of the population unemployed, but in Russia the government is pondering how to fill jobs with a dramatically shrinking work force. Economy Minister Maksim Oreshkin this […]

Tehran Seeks To Consolidate Power In Iraq In 2018

TEHRAN SEEKS TO CONSOLIDATE POWER IN IRAQ IN 2018 by Michael Knights The Cipher Brief September 24, 2017 Iran wants its local allies to create a Shia political bloc or Hezbollah-like arrangement next door, but Washington can curb such ambitions so long as it does not repeat its vanishing trick of 2011. READ THIS ARTICLE ON […]

Russia Crosses The Euphrates: Implications

  RUSSIA CROSSES THE EUPHRATES: IMPLICATIONS by Andrew J. TablerPolicy Alert September 18, 2017 By helping Assad’s forces bridge the river, Moscow is increasing the risk of direct confrontation while obstructing U.S. efforts to defeat IS, stabilize eastern Syria, and limit Iranian arms transfers. READ THIS ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE The Russian Ministry of Defense announced […]