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Trump Ends Covert CIA Program To Arm Anti-Assad Rebels In Syria, A Move Sought By Moscow

Excerpt: Officials said Trump made the decision to scrap the CIA program nearly a month ago, after an Oval Office meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and national security adviser H.R. McMaster ahead of a July 7 meeting in Germany with Russian President Vladimir Putin. … After the Trump-Putin meeting, the United States and Russia […]

Satellites Reveal Secret U.S. Bases Emerging In The Desert

I would like to think this is part of a denial/deception plan.  RCP   Satellites Reveal Secret U.S. Bases Emerging In The Desert The Daily Beast · by David Axe · July 11, 2017 Imagery from June appears to show a small airstrip in southern Syria near the border with Jordan and Iraq—that’s in addition to a drone […]

Russian Military Police May Be Deployed In Syria’s Buffer Zones

http://tass.com/defense/954591 Russian Military Police May Be Deployed In Syria’s Buffer Zones Military & Defense July 04, 19:23 UTC+3 Establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria will begin within two or three weeks after signing relevant documents Share 232 © Yuri Smetyuk/TASS ASTANA, July 4. /TASS/. Russia’s military police may be deployed in buffer security zones in Syria, […]

Iranian-Backed Forces Amassing Near U.S. Training Base In Syria

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/30/iranian-backed-forces-amassing-near-us-training-ba/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push Iranian-Backed Forces Amassing Near U.S. Training Base In Syria In this photo taken on Tuesday May 23, 2017, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group, the Hammurabi’s Justice News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a U.S.-backed anti-government Syrian fighter form Maghaweer al-Thawra stands on a vehicle […]

CJCS Joseph Dunford: “Iran’s Potential Role In Enforcing Security Zones Along Israeli Border Raises Concerns”

CJCS Joseph Dunford:  “Iran’s Potential Role In Enforcing Security Zones Along Israeli Border Raises Concerns” https://fortunascorner.com      Tara Copp wrote in the May 9, 2017 edition of Stars and Stripes, that “under the terms of an agreement signed last week in Ankara, Turkey, several large areas of western and southern Syria would become protected […]

What An Egyptian-Iranian Thaw Would Mean For U.S. Foreign Policy In The Region

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/322293-what-an-egyptian-iranian-thaw-would-mean-for-us-foreign What An Egyptian-Iranian Thaw Would Mean For U.S. Foreign Policy In The Region BY HAISAM HASSANEIN AND WESAM HASSANEIN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 03/04/17 09:00 AM EST 6 51 51   © Getty Images The Trump administration has adopted an aggressive approach towards Iran.  It seeks to establish a unified front of Arab Sunni states against Iranian […]

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran By Det-a Book Authors, www.detachment-a.org View Original February 6th, 2017 It was the early 1970’s, at Andrews Barracks in Berlin, where a stern looking Special Forces Sergeant Major paced down the hallway for roll call. Daily army accountability formations are normally held outside, but due to the […]

The Colonels Shaping Trump’s Middle East Policy

Excerpt: These are “not guys who stopped paying attention to the Middle East when Obama came into office,” Pollack said. “They are well aware that Iran-backed militias are not attacking the US [in Iraq]. That is not lost on midlevel officers.” The issue, Pollack said, is how much influence they will have. “These are really […]

Britain Eyes Renewed Military Engagement East Of Suez

https://www.ft.com/content/3477fe5a-c809-11e6-8f29-9445cac8966f Britain Eyes Renewed Military Engagement East Of Suez Middle East and Asia-Pacific in focus as UK opens facilities in Gulf and Singapore HMS Middelton in Bahrain earlier this year © Reuters Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Whatsapp Email 6 Save 3 HOURS AGO by: Jeevan Vasagar in Singapore More than four decades after a sweeping British military withdrawal […]

Egypt Claims It Foiled 2 ISIS Plots To Use Former Police Officers To Assassinate Egypt’s President Sisi, And Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef

Egypt Claims It Foiled 2 ISIS Plots To Use Former Police Officers To Assassinate Egypt’s President Sisi, And Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef https://fortunascorner.com     A November 20, 2016 article in Agency France Presse reports that Egypt will soon put on trial, 292 jihadist suspects over plots to assassinate President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and […]