Category Saudi Arabia

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since 1967’

Former Head Of Intelligence For The Israeli Defense Force: ‘This Will Be Israel’s Most Dangerous May Since The 1967 War’ http://www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from Benjamin Kerstein’s April 24, 2018 article in the Jewish publication, Algemeiner.  “When I look at the month of May, I say there wasn’t a month of May so […]

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

Excerpts: Later this summer, workers will lay five inches of asphalt atop the rock bed. In all, commanders say they will pave some 39 acres of airfield. While built mainly for the Reaper drones, the runway and adjoining taxiways and ramps must be able to handle much heavier C-17 cargo planes. Three huge hangars capped […]

U.S. Seeks Arab Force And Funding For Syria – An ‘Arab NATO’

U.S. Seeks Arab Force and Funding for Syria Under plan, troops would replace American military contingent after ISIS defeat and help secure country’s north; proposal faces challenges https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-seeks-arab-force-and-funding-for-syria-1523927888 American troops looked out toward the border with Turkey from a small outpost near the town of Manbij, northern Syria, in February. PHOTO: SUSANNAH GEORGE/ASSOCIATED PRESS By Michael R. […]

Iran Threatens To Restart Nuke Enrichment Program In Matter Of Days

      Iran Threatens to Restart Nuke Enrichment Program in Matter of Days Threats ‘confirm that the Iranian regime never gave up on its atomic weapon ambitions’ Share Tweet Email Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei / Reuters BY: Adam Kredo April 9, 2018 5:00 am Iranian leaders are threatening to restart the country’s contested […]

Forecasting The Future Of Warfare

David Maxwell:  “A long important read with important history (and a “scorecard”).” Excerpt: How Did We Do? You Decide.   I gave up command of the Army War College in the summer of 2000. Gen. Rick Shinseki, chief of staff at the time, kindly asked that I stay on active duty another six months to […]

The United States Is Preparing For The Wrong War

Excerpts.   There’s nothing wrong with rebuilding the United States’ conventional combat capacity. By all means, buy more fighter aircraft and navy ships. Spend more time training with artillery and tanks. Those weapons are needed to maintain deterrence and keep the peace. But don’t imagine that all this firepower will keep us safe. The United […]

Building The Future Force: Guaranteeing American Leadership In A Contested Environment

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “The 40 page report can be downloaded here:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.cnas.org/documents/CNASReport-FutureForce-Final.pdf?mtime=20180309142929   Interestingly there is no discussion of Special Operations in the future force nor irregular, political, or unconventional warfare, […]

Putin’s Power Play: Saudi-Russian Oil Deal Leads To Bigger Russia Role In The Middle East

Putin’s Power Play: Saudi-Russian Oil Deal Leads To Bigger Russia Role In The Middle East   www.fortunascorner.com      “Saudi Arabia’s oil production agreement with Russia was opportunistic at first; but, it is now the foundation for a broader arrangement that has the potential to reduce already waning U.S. influence in the Middle East,” wrote […]

Saudi Monarch Replaces Military Brass, Launching Defense Revamp: Strengthening Armed Forces As Yemen War Drags On

https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-monarch-replaces-military-brass-launching-defense-revamp-1519760547 Saudi Monarch Replaces Military Brass, Launching Defense Revamp Crown Prince Mohammed leads overhaul aimed at strengthening armed forces as Yemen war drags on Saudi Arabia is moving to address military shortcomings exposed by its war in Yemen. Here, Saudi air force cadets hold copies of the Quran during a graduation ceremony in Riyadh, in […]

Israeli Defense Force Reveals It Thwarted Attempted Islamic State Bombing Of Australian Commercial Passenger Plane; IDF Also Recently Thwarted An Iranian Cyber Attack On Public And Private Sector Targets In Israel

Israeli Defense Force Reveals It Thwarted Attempted Islamic State Bombing Of Australian Commercial Passenger Plane; IDF Also Recently Thwarted An Iranian Cyber Attack On Public And Private Sector Targets In Israel   www.fortunascorner.com         The Times Of Israel reported yesterday afternoon (Feb. 21, 2018) that in “August 2017, Israel Defense Force (IDF) Military Intelligence Unit 8200 […]