Category Taliban

Changing Calculus And Learning From Our Enemies

Excerpts: Again, it is helpful for to compare these worrying advances with the successful attack on Keating in 2009. Despite the technological superiority of their opponent, the Taliban used basic weapons, tactics, and technologies that had not changed substantially from similar attacks on Soviet forces in the same region decades earlier—probably because their dominance in […]

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, At Last — “The Most Significant Reform Process Underway Anywhere In The Middle East… If It Succeeds…..Will Change Not Only The Character Of Saudi Arabia; But, The Tone & Tenor Of Islam Across The Globe

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, At Last — “The Most Significant Reform Process Underway Anywhere In The Middle East… If It Succeeds…..Will Change Not Only The Character Of Saudi Arabia; But, The Tone & Tenor Of Islam Across The Globe   www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from New York Times journalist and author, Tom […]

Saudis Set To Launch Counterterror Coalition Commanded By Ex-Pakistan General Sharif

Saudis Set to Launch Counterterror Coalition Commanded by Ex-Pakistan General Sharif November 25, 2017 1:14 PM Ayaz Gul www.voanews.com View Original November 25th, 2017 FILE – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks at the opening ceremony of Future Investment Initiative Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 24, 2107. ISLAMABAD —A Saudi-led Muslim military coalition, […]

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 […]

Hamza bin Laden Lionizes His Father And Incites ‘Rebellion’ In New Audio Message

Hamza bin Laden lionizes his father and incites ‘rebellion’ in new audio message By Thomas Joscelyn, www.longwarjournal.org View Original November 7th, 2017 Al Qaeda has released a new audio message from Hamza bin Laden entitled, “Osama…The Fighter Against Invaders And the Inciter of Rebellion Against Tyrants.” The junior bin Laden lionizes his father as a hero of […]

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 […]

Bin Laden’s Son Calls On Followers To Rise In Rebellion

As I have written before, militant Islam has to be put on trial as Nazism was at the end of WWII.  We have to kill the philosophy.  RCP Bin Laden’s Son Calls on Followers to Rise in Rebellion www.voanews.com View Original November 7th, 2017 In this image from video released by the CIA, Hamza bin […]

CIA Releases Nearly 470,000 Additional Files Recovered In May 2011 Raid On Usama Bin Ladin’s Compound

CIA Releases Nearly 470,000 Additional Files Recovered in May 2011 Raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s Compound https://www.cia.gov/news- information/press-releases- statements/2017-press- releases-statements/cia- releases-additional-files- recovered-in-ubl-compound- raid.html 1 November 2017 LANGLEY, VA – The CIA today released to the public nearly 470,000 additional files recovered in the May 2011 raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. CIA […]

U.S. Troops Were Reportedly Chasing A High-Value Target When They Were Ambushed In Niger

US troops were reportedly chasing a high-value target when they were ambushed in Niger By David Choi, www.businessinsider.com View Original October 24th, 2017 Nigerien service members in a multinational military exercise in Diffa, Niger, March 3, 2017. US Army The US Special Forces detachment that was ambushed in Niger was reportedly on a reconnaissance mission when it […]

A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt In Afghanistan

Left unsaid — why didn’t Obama CIA do this?  I’ll give you ‘3 guesses.’  RCP, fortunascorner.com   A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan By Thomas Gibbons-neff, Eric Schmitt, Adam Goldman, www.nytimes.com View Original October 22nd, 2017 Afghan Army soldiers in 2013. The C.I.A. is expanding its covert operations in Afghanistan, sending small teams of highly […]