Category Syria

With Iran On Its Doorstep, Israel Quietly Readies Game-Changing Air Power

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/iran-doorstep-israel-readies-air-power/ With Iran on Its Doorstep, Israel Quietly Readies Game-Changing Air Power By Yaakov Lappin November 21, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore145 Two Israeli F-35 “Adirs” fly in formation and display the US and Israeli flags, Dec 6, 2016. USAF photo by 1st Lt. Erik D. Anthony via Wikipedia BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 649, November 21, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israeli […]

Ian Bremmer Argues That We Are At The End Of The Global Free Market — As The Rise Of China Dominates Recent Asean Summit

Ian Bremmer Argues That We Are At The End Of The Global Free Market — As The Rise Of China Dominates Recent Asean Summit http://www.fortunascorner.com      Ian Bremmer, the President and Founder of the EURASIA Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm, spoke to a luncheon in Boston, Mass., on November 14, […]

Technology And The Future Of War

David Maxwell’s Comment:  A warning we must heed (It may come down to M4 rifles, 45 cal pistols, paper maps, and compasses): If the Chinese would be unwilling to attack the US satellite system by exploding a nuclear weapon in space, they have already proven to have other means at their disposal: namely, antisatellite missiles […]

An Expert On Warfare Examines Centuries Of Evolving Mayhem

Excerpts: Freedman is eclectically curious not merely about the predictions of generals, spooks and nuclear strategists, but also novelists, from Arthur Conan Doyle — who in 1914 wrote a prescient potboiler about German submarines sinking British civilian ships — to a chilling 1958 novel of nuclear annihilation that became the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s film […]

After Niger, Is America’s ‘Light Footprint’ Counterterrorism Strategy Sustainable?

Excerpt: The question is whether the United States can tolerate this dissonance between what the public wants and the costs it is willing to bear to get it. How many shocks like Niger will it take for Congress and the public to become fully disillusioned with the light footprint? Right now, that approach seems to […]

The Revolution Unfolds:  Saudi King To Step Down & Hand Power Over To His 32 Year-Old Son; King Salman Expected To Step Down Next Week

The Revolution Unfolds:  Saudi King To Step Down & Hand Power Over To His 32 Year-Old Son; King Salman Expected To Step Down Next Week http://www.fortunascorner.com      Saudi Arabia’s King Salaman “is planning to step down and announce his son as his successor next week,” according to a highly/well-placed source who spoke ‘exclusively,’ to […]

To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead As Super Power Despite State Of Fatigue

INEGMA: Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Affairs (UAE) Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser. To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead as Super Power Despite State of Fatigue Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA 08 November, 2017 Over the past two decades, the world watched the United […]

Is China Marching Towards The Worst World War In History? British Historian Max Hastings Examines How The New Superpower Became Emboldened And Embittered — And How Its Leaders’ Desire For Global Domination May Lead To A Conflict With America

Is China Marching Towards The Worst World War In History?  British Historian Max Hastings Examines How The New Superpower Became Emboldened And Embittered — And How Its Leaders’ Desire For Global Domination May Lead To A Conflict With America   http://www.fortunascorner.com      As POTUS Trump engages in perhaps his most important foreign trip of […]

Ryan Owens, Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen, Was Braver Than America Knew

Ryan Owens, Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen, Was Braver Than America Knew By James Laporta, www.thedailybeast.com View Original November 4th, 2017 POMPANO BEACH, Florida—John Owens was in the back of a C-17 transport aircraft surrounded by members of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, known to the public as SEAL Team Six. John’s younger brother, Ryan, was […]

The Messaging App Fueling Syria’s Insurgency

The Messaging App Fueling Syria’s Insurgency By Adam Rawnsley, Eric Woods, Christiaan Triebert, foreignpolicy.com View Original November 6th, 2017 In rebel-held Syria, access to the weapons you need to wage an insurgency are just a tap away thanks to an encrypted messaging app. The Islamic State may be in retreat, but other militants in Syria have been trading thousands […]