Category Taliban

How a Taliban Assassin Got Close Enough To Kill A General

How a Taliban Assassin Got Close Enough To Kill A General ByMujib Mashal and Thomas Gibbons-NeffThe New York Times · by Mujib Mashal · November 2, 2018 Gen. Abdul Raziq at his home in Kandahar City in 2015.CreditBryan Denton for The New York Times KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Minutes before killing one of the most important generals in Afghanistan, the infiltrator […]

The Push To Privatize The Afghan War

The Push to Privatize the Afghan War thecipherbrief.com Erik Prince Blackwater Founder Erik Prince is making a renewed public push to privatize the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The current CEO and Founder of Frontier Services Group, (a security, aviation and logistics company primarily doing business in Africa) has reportedly gotten the attention of the President, […]

Bolton Open To Privatizing Military Operations In Afghanistan

Excerpt: Bolton open to privatizing military operations in Afghanistan The Hill · by Michael Burke · August 19, 2018 White House national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday said he’s open to privatizing military operations in Afghanistan following reports last week that President Trump is considering the option. When asked about the idea on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Bolton said “there […]

Trump Weighs Blackwater Founder’s Pitch To Privatize Afghanistan War

Excerpts: Trump weighs Blackwater founder’s pitch to privatize Afghanistan war By Bob Fredericks, nypost.com View Original August 17th, 2018 President Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with the Pentagon’s Afghanistan strategy and has shown interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, NBC News reported Friday. Prince’s plan first came up last year during […]

The Man Who Tried To Stop 9/11

The man who tried to stop 9/11 By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 1:37 PM ET, Mon August 6, 2018 https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/06/opinions/the-man-who-tried-to-stop-9-11-bergen/index.htmlEditor’s Note: Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America, a professor of practice at Arizona State University, the chairman of the Global Special Operations Foundation and the author of […]

U.S. Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Was Part Of CIA Operation

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  “Some detailed reporting.  Perhaps a little too detailed.  The author is quite slick by tying in official sources (e.g., SOCOM spokesman and Ranger Regiment commander) who say […]

Blackwater Founder Makes New Pitch For Mercenaries To Take Over Afghan War

Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to take over Afghan war The Hill · by Justin Wise · July 12, 2018 Erik Prince, the founder of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater, is making a new pitch for his proposal to turn U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan over to mercenaries. Price promoted the plan in […]

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 […]

The Valley Boys: How a Lone Special Forces Team Is Fighting ISIS In Remote Mountains Of Afghanistan

A long long read about our guys at the tip end of the spear.  RCP, fortunascorner.com The Valley Boys: How a Lone Special Forces Team is Fighting ISIS in Remote Mountains of Afghanistan blackriflecoffee.com Buck, a former US Army Ranger-turned-Special Forces communication sergeant, quietly watched as a C-130 cargo airplane lifted off from the runway […]

Australia’s Ugly Turn In Afghanistan

David Maxwell Comment:  “A painful read but something all combat leaders at every level should read and reflect upon.” Australia’s ugly turn in Afghanistan The Sydney Morning Herald · by Chris Masters · June 8, 2018 Looking back, the chaplain was just what was needed. Afghanistan was turning into a slaughterhouse. Coalition casualties had as much as doubled […]