Category terrorism

A True Afghanistan Counterinsurgency Is Trump’s Only Hope

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  It is my belief that no external nation/military can conduct effective counterinsurgency in another country.  An external military that conducts counterinsurgency becomes by definition an occupying power or a […]

ISIS Uses Companies In Wales To Finance Terrorist Attacks Against The West

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/isis-uses-companies-in-wales-to-finance-terrorist-attacks-against-the-west-spq0r2x33?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=newsletter_101&utm_medium=email&utm_content=101_August%2020,%202017&CMP=TNLEmail_118918_2179974_101 Isis uses companies in Wales to finance terrorist attacks against the West Dipesh Gadher August 20 2017, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Sujan operated out of an office on the Alexandra Gate business park in Tremorfa. He joined Isis in Syria three years ago Isis used a network of companies operating out of an office in […]

North Korea Comes Armed, Barricaded And With Hostages

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  LTG Gregson argues for strong deterrence, focusing on our allies and friends, elevating our rhetoric to that of a great nation, and showing the big stick through actions as […]

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 […]

Russia In Libya: War Or Peace?

http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_russia_in_libya_war_or_peace_7223?utm_source=World+Affairs+Newsletter&utm_campaign=5f44eda61b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f83b38c5c7-5f44eda61b-294664345 RUSSIA IN LIBYA:  WAR OR PEACE? Mattia Toaldo, 02 August 2017 Europe must use its diplomatic leverage to ensure that increased Russian involvement does not come at the cost of further destabilisation on Europe’s southern border. Libya is increasingly a target for Russia’s growing ambitions to influence the Middle East and North Africa, but, […]

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 […]

Frustrated By Pace/Lack Of Progress In Afghanistan – POTUS Trump Reportedly Considers Firing U.S. Commander

Trump, Frustrated By Afghan War, Suggests Firing U.S. Commander: Officials Steve Holland and John Walcott  www.reuters.com View Original August 3rd, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s doubts about the war in Afghanistan has led to a delay in completing a new U.S. strategy in South Asia, skepticism that included a suggestion that the U.S. military commander […]

Russian Losses In Syria Four Times Higher Than Official Count

https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/reuters-estimates-russia-losses-syria-four-times-higher-58559 Russian Losses In Syria Four Times Higher Than Official Count — Reuters Aug 2, 2017 — 13:24 — Update: 14:33 3SHARES FACEBOOK TWITTER  E-MAIL Christiaan Triebert / Flickr Russia’s Defense Ministry has denied a Reuters report which claims that at least 40 Russians have died fighting in Syria this year alone. The number given by Reuters […]

Industry Talk: The Historic Implications Of Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan

Industry Talk: The Historic Implications Of Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan By Matt, feraljundi.com View Original So folks, I have been waiting a bit to post on this because so much has been written about it and I wanted to see where it goes. Basically Erik Prince came up with a plan for Afghanistan that would have historic implications […]

Al-Qaeda’s Yemen Arm Said To Be Flush With Cash And Positioned To Launch New Attacks

  Al-Qaeda’s Yemen Arm Said To Be Flush With Cash And Positioned To Launch New Attacks CNBC · by Javier E. David · July 31, 2017 The Yemen-based arm of al-Qaeda — flush with millions in ill-gotten gains — is gaining strength from the fractured nation’s civil conflict and is sufficiently funded to carry out new terror attacks, according […]