Category Taliban

How Did Taliban Fighters Get Their Hands On U.S. Special-Operations Gear?

How Did Taliban Fighters Get Their Hands On U.S. Special-Operations Gear? By Twitter, www.businessinsider.com View Original July 18th, 2017 A screenshot from the “Omari Army 5″ propaganda video appears to show a Taliban fighter wielding an FN SCAR rifle. Screenshot/Al Emarah Studio Taliban fighters are packing new American-made heat — at least, according to their propaganda videos. […]

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 14, 2017 1:34pm www.tampabay.com View Original July 14th, 2017 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Times in his office at MacDill Air […]

Senior Iranian And Pakistani Intelligence Officials Provided Sanctuary & Safe Harbor To Osama Bin Laden New Book,”Exile:  The Stunning Inside Story Of Osama Bin Laden And al-Qaeda In Flight”; Describes How The World’s Most Wanted Terrorist Was Able To Survive & Evade U.S. Pursuers With A Lot Of Help From His Friends

Senior Iranian And Pakistani Intelligence Officials Provided Sanctuary & Safe Harbor To Osama Bin Laden New Book,”Exile:  The Stunning Inside Story Of Osama Bin Laden And al-Qaeda In Flight”; Describes How The World’s Most Wanted Terrorist Was Able To Survive & Evade U.S. Pursuers With A Lot Of Help From His Friends www.fortunascorner.com     […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original June 22nd, 2017 Silence Dogood has a background in defense issues and experience working in Congress.  Divergent Options’ content does not contain information of an official nature nor does the content represent the official position of any government, any organization, or any group.  […]

DoD Releases Report On Enhancing Security And Stability In Afghanistan

  The 102 page report can be downloaded at this link.  https://www.defense.gov/Portal s/1/Documents/Enhancing-Securi ty-and-Stability-in-Afghanista n-June-2017.pdf. ———- Forwarded message ———- From: U.S. Department of Defense <govdelivery@subscriptions.dod .mil> Date: Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 1:48 PM Subject: DOD Releases Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan You are subscribed to News Releases for U.S. Department of […]

The Thucydides Trap

Excerpts:   Although China’s rise presents particular challenges, Washington policymakers should heed five Cold War lessons. Lesson 1: War between nuclear superpowers is MADness. Lesson 2: Leaders must be prepared to risk a war they cannot win. Lesson 3: Define the new “precarious rules of the status quo.” Lesson 4: Domestic performance is decisive. Lesson […]

Full Speech: POTUS Trump Address In Saudi Arabia

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH IN SAUDI ARABIA http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/334454-full-speech-president-donald-trump-address-in-saudi FULL SPEECH: President Donald Trump address in Saudi Arabia BY THE HILL STAFF – 05/21/17 12:00 PM EDT 32 26 181   Autoplay: On | Off I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received […]

Sound And Fury: By Max Boot

Sound And Fury By Max Boot, www.nytimes.com View Original April 14th, 2017 When I read of the United States forces’ dropping of the second-largest non-nuclear explosive in their arsenal — the 21,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) — in eastern Afghanistan, I am reminded of what John Paul Vann, the legendary Army officer and civilian adviser […]

U.S. Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan

U.S. Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/04/13/u-s-drops-largest-non-nuclear-bomb-in-afghanistan.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl CNN The U.S. dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan on Thursday, CNN reported. The 21,000-pound bomb, dubbed the “mother of all bombs,” or MOAB, was dropped in eastern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar to target “a series of ISIS caves,” as first reported by CNN and later […]