Category targeted killing

The American Who Says He’s Been The Target Of Five Air Strikes

The American Who Says He’s Been the Target of Five Air Strikes By Conor Friedersdorf, View Original June 18th, 2018 He was born Darrell Lamont Phelps. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, moved down to the city, tried his hand at comedy, and later converted to Islam, adopting the name of Bilal Abdul Kareem. […]

Kim Jong-Un Is Reportedly Extremely Afraid Of Assassination Around The Trump Summit — And He’s Right To Be

David Maxwell Comment: Please read: Anticipating and Preparing for the Potential Assassination of Kim Jong-Un by Sungmin Cho HERE Kim Jong Un is reportedly extremely afraid of assassination around the Trump summit — and he’s right to be By Alex Lockie, View Original June 6th, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for the official opening of the […]

U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role In Yemen War

U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role in Yemen War United Arab Emirates seeks direct U.S. help to capture Red Sea port from Iran-backed Houthi fighters Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition in the western province of Hodeidah in late May. PHOTO: EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK By Dion Nissenbaum June 3, 2018 6:19 p.m. ET 16 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is […]

Trump’s Pick To Oversee Afghanistan Could Signal A New Approach

Trump’s Pick to Oversee Afghanistan Could Signal a New Approach TIME · by W.J. Hennigan Army Lt. Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller has been tapped to be the next commander of U.S.-led military forces in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said, as waves of attacks continue to rock the wartorn nation after nearly 17 years of conflict. Miller, who spent much of […]

Fighting Terrorism And Storing Intel In The Age Of Big Data

Fighting terrorism and storing intel in the age of big data · by Jen Judson · May 15, 2018 AMMAN, Jordan — Several companies in attendance at the Special Operations Forces Exposition last week didn’t bring missiles, rockets, helicopters or drones, but rather laptops or other devices with software designed to make sense of the huge amount […]

Generals Worry U.S. May Lose In Start Of Next War: Is Multi-Domain The Answer?

Excerpts: But when we try to counterattack, today’s adversaries won’t allow the US four or five months to mobilize, deploy, and prepare the way Saddam Hussein did twice (in 1990-91 and 2002-3), added another participant: “We’re predictable. They’ve built a system to take advantage of that predictability.”   Defense Secretary Jim Mattis — a former […]

Military Cites Broad Failures In Deadly Niger Ambush, But Assigns No Direct Blame

Military Cites Broad Failures in Deadly Niger Ambush, but Assigns No Direct Blame The New York Times · by Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt May 10, 2018·  WASHINGTON — A Defense Department investigation of a Special Forces mission in Niger released Thursday found widespread problems across all levels of the military operation, but concludes that […]

Statement By Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Ms. Dana W. White ONiger Investigation Report

Statement by Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Ms. Dana W. White on Niger Investigation Report 05/10/2018 10:59 AM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-145-18 May 10, 2018 Statement by Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Ms. Dana W. White on Niger Investigation Report Defense Secretary James N. Mattis concluded his review of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) investigative report on the […]

U.S. Commandos In Africa Are Told To Avoid Combat Missions Or ‘Do Not Go’

Excerpts: The narrative of what happened in the African scrub in October has shifted several times, and the investigation is expected to lay much of the blame on junior officers instead of senior commanders.   The leader of the ill-fated team of Americans soldiers in Niger had warned before the mission that his troops did not […]

Army’s New Weapon: ‘Enemy Can’t See We’re Targeting Him Until We Pull The Trigger’

Army’s new weapon: ‘Enemy can’t see we’re targeting him until we pull the trigger’ By Jim Michaels, Usa Today, View Original May 9th, 2018 Army Capt. Joshua Redmond at Fort Belvoir, Va., demonstrates new night vision goggles that allow soldiers to see through smoke, fog and foliage, on May 4, 2018.Photo by: Photo: Jack Gruber, USA […]