Category targeted killing

U.S. Special Forces On The Ground In Lebanon

 Wonder if ISIS leader is hiding out in the Bekaa Valley?  RCP, fortunascorner.com   U.S. Special Forces On The Ground In Lebanon – Report By Times Of Israel, www.timesofisrael.com View Original August 6th, 2017 Hezbollah fighters stand on their army vehicle at the site where clashes erupted between Hezbollah and al-Qaida-linked fighters in Wadi al-Kheil or al-Kheil […]

Chaos And Order In A Changing World 

Chaos And Order In A Changing World by Dr Henry Kissinger capx.co · August 2, 2017 Lady Thatcher was one of the most significant leaders of our period. Decisive, effervescent, courageous, loyal, she was dedicated to shaping the future rather than following the recommendations of focus groups. I first met her in the early 1970s, when […]

POTUS Special Operations Nominee Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach The U.S.From Africa: How Worried Should We Be? Mr. West Is Likely Right; Mr. Singer…Unfortunately….Is Likely Wrong

POTUS Special Operations Nominee Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach The U.S.From Africa: How Worried Should We Be? Mr. West Is Likely Right; Mr. Singer…Unfortunately….Is Likely Wrong http://www.fortunascorner.com      Caroline Houck had a July 23, 2017 article posted on the national security website, DefenseOne.com, discussing terrorist use of armed drones as potentially the new improvised explosive […]

How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ Killing of ISIS Leader

There is video at the link. https://www.nytimes.com/ 2017/07/23/us/politics/trump- tweet-new-york-times-national- security.html?_r=1   How Trump Got It Wrong in Saying The Times ‘Foiled’ Killing of ISIS Leader By Michael R. Gordon, www.nytimes.com View Original July 23rd, 2017 President Trump at the commissioning ceremony for the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday. Credit Hilary Swift for The […]

U.S. Special Operations Commander Says LEAKS To New York Times Are The Reason Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Escaped U.S. Forces And Is Likely Still Alive

U.S. Special Operations Commander Says LEAKS To New York Times Are The Reason Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Escaped U.S. Forces And Is Likely Still Alive http://www.fortunascorner.com      General Raymond ‘Tony’ Thomas, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum last week, that Islamic State leader Abu […]

Secretary Of Defense Mattis Says ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Likely Alive

Jim Mattis On ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: ‘I Think He’s Alive’ Washington Examiner · by Travis J. Tritten · July 21, 2017 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that he believes Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive following weeks of speculation over his death. Mattis said he has seen no evidence that Baghdadi is […]

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 […]

Taking Out Kim Jong Un — And Not For Dinner

Excerpts: With the Trump administration declaring that the era of “strategic patience” is finally over, the big question ought to be not how to bring Kim to his senses, but how to take him down without triggering a war. Is there, perhaps, a lot more that America could do to exploit the North Korean regime’s […]

How Far Along Is ‘Decapitation Plan’ On Kim Jong-un?

How Far Along Is ‘Decapitation Plan’ On Kim Jong-un? By Yeo Jun-suk, www.koreaherald.com View Original July 9th, 2017 A day after North Korea launched what they claimed to be an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead, South Korea’s military on Wednesday released a computer-animated video showing missile strikes at the heart of Pyongyang. […]

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill By: Joe Gould, for Defense News // July 10, 2017     WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee unveiled its $696.5 billion defense policy bill on Monday, which reflects an emerging deal among House Republican leaders but falls short what pro-defense lawmakers sought.  The committee’s draft 2018 National Defense […]