Category Islam

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals Between North Korea, Houthis, Libyans 

Exclusive – Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals between N. Korea, Houthis, Libyans Asharq Al-Awsat Thursday, 9 August, 2018 New York – Ali Barada https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1357966/exclusive-%E2%80%93-syrian-arms-trafficker-brokers-deals-between-n-korea-houthis Experts on a United Nations sanctions committee recommended adding shipping vessels, individuals and companies to the North Korea sanctions list over their dealings with Pyongyang. They revealed in a report correspondence between North Korean officials and […]

The Man Who Tried To Stop 9/11

The man who tried to stop 9/11 By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 1:37 PM ET, Mon August 6, 2018 https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/06/opinions/the-man-who-tried-to-stop-9-11-bergen/index.htmlEditor’s Note: Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America, a professor of practice at Arizona State University, the chairman of the Global Special Operations Foundation and the author of […]

“Betraying al-Qaeda;’ New Book — “Nine Lives,” By A Former al-Qaeda Operative Who Defected And Worked For British Intelligence

“Betraying al-Qaeda;’ New Book — “Nine Lives,” By A Former al-Qaeda Operative Who Defected And Worked For British Intelligence http://www.fortunascorner.com      Graeme Wood, posted a July 31, 2018 article to the Wall Street Journal’s website, “Betraying al Qaeda,” which his review of Aimen Dean’s new book, “Nine Lives.” Mr. Wood notes that “three years ago, a Saudi man calling himself […]

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest

Iran’s Hegemonic Quest thecipherbrief.com · by | The Cipher Brief · June 6, 2018 The Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization is putting the IAEA on notice that Tehran is likely to begin producing centrifuges that are used to enrich uranium. According to the Fars news agency, Ali Akbar Salehi says the move does not violate the Joint […]

U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role In Yemen War

U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role in Yemen War United Arab Emirates seeks direct U.S. help to capture Red Sea port from Iran-backed Houthi fighters https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-weighs-expanding-military-role-in-yemen-war-1528064393 Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition in the western province of Hodeidah in late May. PHOTO: EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK By Dion Nissenbaum June 3, 2018 6:19 p.m. ET 16 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is […]

The Great Afghan Paradox

Excerpts: The Great Afghan Paradox arises from the fact that victory remains elusive and sometimes seems impossible even after seventeen years of fighting, while a defeat that cedes Afghanistan to Islamist terrorist groups with the blood of thousands of Westerners on their hands is all but unthinkable. Already Daesh has made inroads in the country […]

Iran-Backed Houthis Fire Missiles Into Saudi Arabia, Target Cargo Ship Off Yemen’s Coast‎

http://www.mei.edu/content/io/iran-backed-houthis-fire-missiles-saudi-arabia-target-cargo-ship-yemens-coast Iran-backed Houthis fire missiles into Saudi Arabia, target cargo ship off Yemen’s coast‎ By ‎Ahmad Majidyar | Fellow and Director of Iran Observed Project – The Middle East Institute | May 25, 2018‎ Yemeni Houthi rebels have fired several missiles into Saudi Arabia over the past two days, Iranian and Arab media reported. According to Tasnim News Agency, an […]

Are Reports Of Mohammed bin Salman’s Death Greatly Exaggerated?

https://usa.spectator.co.uk/2018/05/are-the-reports-of-mohammed-bin-salmans-death-greatly-exaggerated/ Are reports of Mohammed bin Salman’s death greatly exaggerated? Damian Reilly 22 May 2018 9:20 PM Damian Reilly 22 May 2018 9:20 PM Has Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman been assassinated, had a breakdown or gone into hiding? Or is that just wild internet conjecture? I ask only because he has barely been […]

Trump’s Pick To Oversee Afghanistan Could Signal A New Approach

Trump’s Pick to Oversee Afghanistan Could Signal a New Approach TIME · by W.J. Hennigan Army Lt. Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller has been tapped to be the next commander of U.S.-led military forces in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said, as waves of attacks continue to rock the wartorn nation after nearly 17 years of conflict. Miller, who spent much of […]