Category targeted killing

The Strategic Impacts Of The Soleimani Strike | RealClearDefense

Excerpt: Secretary Esper often reminds audiences that Soleimani was a legitimate military target, a fact that is almost indisputable in the context of the Global War on Terror. Not every “legitimate” target is the best or most intelligent one to strike, however. I believe Secretary Esper when he says that the decision was “easy;” most […]

Soleimani And The Tactical Execution Of Strategic Self-Defense

Excerpt:   At a minimum, with the first “shot fired”—the first missile the U.S. launched—an armed conflict between the U.S. and Iran existed. At the time Soleimani was targeted, there seems to be no credible basis to conclude that he did not qualify as a legitimate military target. His role as the operational commander of the […]

Iran Says Drone Used in Soleimani Strike Came From Kuwait

Iran Says Drone Used in Soleimani Strike Came From Kuwait Bloomberg · by Farah Elbahrawy · January 23, 2020 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said the U.S. drone used to kill a top Iranian general in Baghdad took off from a military base in Kuwait, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, citing Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, the commander […]

On The Day U.S. Forces Killed Soleimani, They Launched Another Secret Operation Targeting A Senior Iranian Official In Yemen

Excerpt: The strike targeting Abdul Reza Shahlai, a financier and key commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force who has been active in Yemen, did not result in his death, according to four U.S. officials familiar with the matter. The unsuccessful operation may indicate that the Trump administration’s killing of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani last week was […]

These Aren’t The Ends You’re Looking For: The Death Of Soleimani And America’s Strategic Disconnect – Modern War Institute

Excerpts: There is no doubt that Soleimani was directly responsible for the deaths of Americans. But while his demise therefore signifies that justice has been done, justice does not take strategic considerations into account. On the contrary, foreign policy is meant to achieve optimal results for the country, and this decision may do quite the […]

Shoot The Messenger: U.S. foreign Policy Should Include Taking Out Powerful Leaders In Dangerous Regions.

https://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/world-report/2014/06/13/iraq-proves-obama-should-target-dangerous-political-leaders Shoot the Messenger: U.S. foreign policy should include taking out powerful leaders in dangerous regions. By Daniel J. Gallington, Contributor June 13, 2014 By Daniel J. Gallington, Contributor June 13, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.  First, we had “leading from behind” in Libya, which was fine had we followed up with something – anything – that would have offset the […]

How Iran’s Hackers Might Strike Back At The U.S.; From Data Destroying Wipers, To Inustrial Conttol System Hacking, Iran Has A Potent Arsenal Of Cyber Weapons At Its Disposal

How Iran’s Hackers Might Strike Back At The U.S.; From Data Destroying Wipers, To Inustrial Conttol System Hacking, Iran Has A Potent Arsenal Of Cyber Weapons At Its Disposal   https://fortunascorner.com      The title above comes from Andy Greenberg’s January 3, 2020 article he posted to the technology and security publication, WIRED.com. For Mr. Greenberg’s full […]

How Trump Decided To Kill A Top Iranian General

How Trump decided to kill a top Iranian general By Missy Ryan,  Josh Dawsey,  Dan Lamothe and  John Hudson  Jan. 3, 2020 at 8:16 p.m. EST The Washington Post On Sunday, President Trump’s most senior national security advisers joined him at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where Trump was beginning the second week of his holiday […]

The CIA’s Blade-Wielding ‘Flying Ginsu’ Missile Strikes Again

The CIA’s Blade-Wielding ‘Flying Ginsu’ Missile Strikes Again https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a30175425/cia-blade-missile/ The missile kills its targets using pop-out steel blades instead of explosives. By Kyle Mizokami                 Dec 10, 2019 Isaac BrekkenGetty Images The Hellfire R9X missile is a modified Hellfire anti-tank missile. In order to reduce the chances of civilian casualties, it trades an explosive warhead for steel blades. […]

U.S. Forces Kill Two Jihadis In Syria Using ‘Ninja’ Missile Airstrike

U.S. Forces Kill Two Jihadis In Syria Using ‘Ninja’ Missile Airstrike Daily Mail · by Luke Kenton For Dailymail.com · December 3, 2019 US forces reportedly conducted an airstrike on a minivan in a north-western Syrian city on Tuesday, killing two targets just 10 miles away from where former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a […]