Category Syria

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that. KIMBERLY DOZIER 06.25.17 12:00 AM ET  www.thedailybeast.com View Original June 25th, 2017 SEA ISLAND, Florida—The Russian intelligence officers picked up the American spies from Moscow’s […]

Commando Raids On ISIS Yield Vital Data In Shadowy War

Excerpts: So successful was that raid that seven months later, Ashton B. Carter, then the defense secretary, disclosed at a House hearing that he was creating a “specialized expeditionary targeting force.”   The commandos — initially numbering about 100 troops, including support personnel — would have a mission similar to, but smaller than, the one […]

A Cyber Attack ‘The World Isn’t Ready For’

A Cyber Attack ‘The World Isn’t Ready For’ By Nicole Perlroth, www.nytimes.com View Original June 22nd, 2017 Golan Ben-Oni, of the IDT Corporation, which was attacked in April with two cyberweapons stolen from the National Security Agency. Credit Justin T. Gellerson for The New York TimesPhoto by: Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times NEWARK — […]

Oliver Stone’s Fawning, 18 hr. Interview With Vladimir Putin

Moscow Times June 21, 2017 Putin, Depersonalized: What Does Oliver Stone’s Film Reveal About Russia’s Leader? In “Putin Interview”, the ordinary and casual moments are the most compelling By Mikhail Fishman American filmmaker Oliver Stone has faced intense criticism since the release of his 4-hour “Putin Interviews” earlier this month. Critics have assailed Stone for […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original June 22nd, 2017 Silence Dogood has a background in defense issues and experience working in Congress.  Divergent Options’ content does not contain information of an official nature nor does the content represent the official position of any government, any organization, or any group.  […]

Saudi Arabia Rewrites Succession As King Replaces Heir With Son, 31

Saudi Arabia Rewrites Succession As King Replaces Heir With Son, 31 By Ben Hubbard, www.nytimes.com View Original June 21st, 2017 Mohammed bin Salman last year in France. Credit Stephanie De Sakutin/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPhoto by: Stephanie De Sakutin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BEIRUT, Lebanon — King Salman of Saudi Arabia promoted his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin […]

U.S. Jet Destroys Another Iranian Drone Over Syria – 3rd Shoot-Down In Month

U.S. Jet Destroys Another Iranian Drone Over Syria – 3rd Shoot-Down In Month By Thomas Gibbons-Neff June 20 at 11:54 AM Play Video 0:51 U.S. shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syria Embed Share The Pentagon says a drone shot down by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet, June 20, “displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition […]

Tehran Says It’s Recent Missile Attack On Terrorists In Syria’s Eastern Region Of Deir ez Zor Was Coordinated With Syria & Damascus Knew About It

·        Tue 20 June 2017 – 01:08 ·         Mon / 19 June 2017 / 13:05 ·         Category: Politics ·         News Code: 96032916648 ·         Journalist : 71477 ·        Print Missile Attack On Terrorists Was Coordinated With Syrian Government: Iran Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi stressed on Monday that Iran’s missile attack on terrorist sites in Syria’s […]

Russia Threatens To Treat U.S. Coalition Aircraft As Targets Over Syria

We are still paying for the sins of the Obama national security team and its failure to adequately confront Russia and China.  As a result, we have emboldened a despot in Moscow; and, aided the hawks in Beijing who want to push the U.S. out of the South China Sea and away from the disputed […]