Category Syria

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria https://fortunascorner.com      Details are still coming in; but, I will not have time to do additional updates on this — this evening.  The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. F/A-18 fighter […]

The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/emerging-trump-doctrine-strategic-savvy/ The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy By Jiri Valenta and Leni Friedman Valenta   June 17, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore President Donald J. Trump departs from the Pentagon alongside Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr) BESA Center Perspectives Paper […]

Is ISIS Leader Baghdadi Dead? It May Not Matter

Is ISIS Leader Baghdadi Dead? It May Not Matter thecipherbrief.com · June 16, 2017 June 16, 2017 | Bruce Hoffman Bruce Hoffman Professor, Georgetown University Russia’s Defense Ministry released a statement Friday that it is investigating whether it had killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with several other senior ISIS officials, in a May 28 airstrike that […]

ISIS Drone Program Becoming Increasingly Dangerous For U.S. Special Forces In Raqqa, Syria; Armed, Flying Drones Are The New Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) — And, We Can Expect This Threat To Grow In Scale, Complexity, Sophistication, & Lethality

ISIS Drone Program Becoming Increasingly Dangerous For U.S. Special Forces In Raqqa, Syria; Armed, Flying Drones Are The New Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) — And, We Can Expect This Threat To Grow In Scale, Complexity, Sophistication, & Lethality https://fortunascorner.com      The website ValueBit News, has a June 15, 2017 article by the title above […]

Philippines Security Shaken As International Jihadists Seek Safe Haven

Philippines Security Shaken As International Jihadists Seek Safe Haven thecipherbrief.com · June 16, 2017 June 16, 2017 | Richard Javad Heydarian Richard Javad Heydarian Author, “Asia’s New Battlefield: U.S., China and the Struggle for the Western Pacific” As a Catholic-majority nation with a large Muslim minority in the southern islands, the Philippines has struggled with religious strife for […]

Syria War: The Battle For The Capital Of ISIS – Part I & II By Yalensis‎

Awful Avalanche https://awfulavalanche.wordpress.com June 12, 2017 Syria War: The Battle for the Capital of ISIS – Part I by Yalensis‎ [Text with linkshttps://awfulavalanche.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/syria-war-the-battle-for-the-capital-of-isis-part-i/] Dear Readers: You may be aware that the Syria War entered a new stage in the past week or so.  Things are looking up for the combined forces of the Syrian Army, […]

Russia Has Developed A Cyber Weapon That Can Disrupt Power Grids, According To New Research

     A little late to the party on this one.  And, Russia is not the only Tier 1 nation-state that has developed an offensive cyber weapon capability that can do this kind of damage.  One unanswered question is when do we expect that cyber mafia’s, cyber ‘patriot’ groups, terrorists, and rouge states will develop, […]

The Trump Budget Still Shortchanges The Military: By HASC Chairman, (Rep./Texas) Mac Thornberry

     Now we can more fully understand why the FY18 NDAA signed out by Rep. Thornberry over the weekend was annotated to reflect the NDAA was being published/released “By Request,” which meant that it did not yet have the backing of the Chairman of the HASC.  The below makes clear where the HASC Chair […]

Beyond Raqqa, An Even Bigger Battle To Defeat ISIS And Control Syria Looms

Beyond Raqqa, An Even Bigger Battle To Defeat ISIS And Control Syria Looms By Anne Barnard, www.nytimes.com View Original June 11th, 2017 Syrian Democratic Forces, made up of an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, unloading ammunition supplied by the American-led coalition in an area north of Raqqa. Credit Delil Souleiman/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPhoto by: Delil […]

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 […]