Category Syria

Britain Launches 250M Sterling Cyber-Force To Wage War On Terrortists

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/britain-launches-250m-cyber-force-to-wage-war-on-terrorists-wnq9q506c Britain launches £250m cyber‑force to wage war on terrorists Lucy Fisher, Defence Correspondent September 21 2018, 10:00pm, The Times GCHQ will set up a new cyber-force base because its headquarters in Cheltenham is at capacity ALAMY An offensive cyber-force to combat hostile states, terrorist groups and domestic gangs will be set up by the Ministry of Defence […]

The Enemy Gets A Vote

Conclusion: The Enemy Gets a Vote By Kim Cragin, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalSeptember 16th, 2018 Editor’s Note: Perhaps the biggest counterterrorism challenge facing the Trump administration is whether or not to keep a robust military presence in Syria now that the Islamic State has been forced underground. Kim Cragin of the National Defense University argues that the killing of jihadist leaders […]

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign By Geoffrey Aronson, www.theamericanconservative.comView OriginalSeptember 14th, 2018 A delegation of the Leaders of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Countries are seen Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Photo by: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead […]

Activities Of Private Military Company “Wagner” In Ukraine, Syria, & Central African Republic

https://www.svoboda.org/a/29475188.html In the lists appear. New data on the dead in Syria “Wagner” 06 September 2018 ·        Mark Krutov Mercenaries of the “Wagner PMC” in Syria ·          ·          The Security Service of Ukraine published recently the personal data of nine other people who, according to her information, fought in Syria as part of the “PMC Wagner” and […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalAugust 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event at Fort […]

Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals Between North Korea, Houthis, Libyans 

Exclusive – Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals between N. Korea, Houthis, Libyans Asharq Al-Awsat Thursday, 9 August, 2018 New York – Ali Barada https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1357966/exclusive-%E2%80%93-syrian-arms-trafficker-brokers-deals-between-n-korea-houthis Experts on a United Nations sanctions committee recommended adding shipping vessels, individuals and companies to the North Korea sanctions list over their dealings with Pyongyang. They revealed in a report correspondence between North Korean officials and […]

“Betraying al-Qaeda;’ New Book — “Nine Lives,” By A Former al-Qaeda Operative Who Defected And Worked For British Intelligence

“Betraying al-Qaeda;’ New Book — “Nine Lives,” By A Former al-Qaeda Operative Who Defected And Worked For British Intelligence http://www.fortunascorner.com      Graeme Wood, posted a July 31, 2018 article to the Wall Street Journal’s website, “Betraying al Qaeda,” which his review of Aimen Dean’s new book, “Nine Lives.” Mr. Wood notes that “three years ago, a Saudi man calling himself […]

Putin Needs Iran In Syria

Trump should not concede American positions, notably the strategic base at Tanf AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool Putin Needs Iran in Syria By Alexandra Gutowski & Caleb Weiss  July 18, 2018 Russia’s latest offensive proves the futility of depending on Putin to rein in Iran Following their meeting in Helsinki, Donald Trump hailed Vladimir Putin as a potential partner in Syria, who can […]

HASC Chair Opening Remarks – Subcommittee On Emerging Threats & Capabilities

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRWOMAN STEFANIK SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMERGING THREATS & CAPABILITIES WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s hearing titled “Department […]

Analysis: Pentagon Continues To Underestimate al Qaeda, Downplay Ties To Taliban

Analysis: Pentagon continues to underestimate al Qaeda, downplay ties to Taliban By Bill Roggio, www.longwarjournal.org View Original July 5th, 2018 Screenshot from video produced by the Taliban in Dec. 2016 that emphasized the ties between al Qaeda and the Taliban. Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and Taliban founder Mulla Omar (center, top) are shown side by […]