Category North Africa

After Niger Attack, A Look At Clandestine Jihadists Posing A Growing Danger To U.S. Forces In Africa

After Niger attack, a look at clandestine jihadists posing a growing danger to U.S. forces in Africa By Robyn Dixon, www.latimes.com View Original October 21st, 2017 French armored vehicles head toward the Niger border in 2013. U.S. and French forces have spent years training and supporting the militaries of Mali, Niger and other countries to fight entrenched […]

Arctic Link Reveals The Full Scope & Strategic Significance Of China’s Belt And Road Ambitions

Comment below is from one of my followers.  And, Beijing is also building an ‘unhackable’ encrypted communications in space.  RCP RC:   “The strategic significance of the Chinese One-Belt-One-Road concept is almost entirely ignored by the DoD/USG.  At the 19th CPC Congress last week, the Chinese formalized the incorporation of the Arctic region in their OBOR concept […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 14, 2017 1:34pm www.tampabay.com View Original July 14th, 2017 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Times in his office at MacDill Air […]

Hannibal:  Rome;’s Hated Enemy; New Book On The Lion Of Carthage By Patrick Hunt; Author Explores What Drove Hannibal’s Lifelong Crusade Against Rome

Hannibal:  Rome;’s Hated Enemy; New Book On The Lion Of Carthage By Patrick Hunt; Author Explores What Drove Hannibal’s Lifelong Crusade Against Rome   http://www.fortunascorner.com        American author Patrick Hunt has just written a new book on the Lion of Carthage, Hannibal Barca, a Carthaginian General, and one of the greatest battlefield commanders […]

Is China Helping? (On North Korea) – We Might Be Surprised

David Maxwell:  “There are few (and maybe not any) who know as much about the north Korean economy and economic system as Bill Brown.  When he talks I listen.”  Dave’s contact info is at the bottom of this article.  RCP Is China Helping? We Might Be Surprised By William Brown, blog.keia.org View Original June 27th, 2017 President […]

Pentagon Issues Statement On Air Strike On Somalia-Based & al-Qaeda-Linked al Shabaab Group

Pentagon Statement on Somalia Strike 06/11/2017 08:53 AM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-219-17 June 11, 2017 Pentagon Statement on Somalia Strike Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following: On June 11, at approximately 2 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the Department of Defense conducted a strike operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia. The operation occurred […]

Manchester Bomb Suspect Said To Have Had Ties To al Qaeda, Terrorism Training Abroad

Manchester Bomb Suspect Said To Have Had Ties To al Qaeda, Terrorism Training Abroad By Alexander Smith, www.nbcnews.com View Original May 23rd, 2017 MANCHESTER, England — Salman Abedi, the 22-year-old British man believed to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack, had ties to al Qaeda and had received terrorist training abroad, a U.S. intelligence official told […]