Category targeted killing

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     […]

Canadian Elite Special Forces Sniper Makes Record-Breaking Kill Shot In Iraq

Canadian Elite Special Forces Sniper Makes Record-Breaking Kill Shot In Iraq   Canadian sniper makes record-breaking kill shot — hits ISIS insurgent 2 MILES away…   https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-elite-special-forces-sniper-sets-record-breaking-kill-shot-in-iraq/article35415651/   A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Manchester Terrorist Bombing

IISS Strategic Comments The Manchester Terrorist Bombing On Monday 22 May, at around 10.30pm, a jihadist terrorist suicide bombing at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in the concourse between the Manchester Arena and Victoria train station killed 22 people, including several children, and injured more than 100 others. The attack followed a pattern […]