Category terrorism

Philippines: Scores Of Islamic State Fighters On Mindanao Island

David Maxwell Comment:  “What do terrorist organizations find in Mindanao?  Sanctuary (relative), mobility, resources, and local terrorist groups for exploitation.   What does it take to mitigate the threats?  First and foremost a political solution from the Philippine government (particularly with the MILF) and then presence, patience, and persistence by government agencies and security forces.”: Philippines: Scores […]

The Next Great War: By Graham Allison

Excerpts: Opinion | The Next Great War The Washington Post · by Graham Allison · November 9, 2018 Fallen leaves are seen on small crosses planted in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London. Nov. 7, 2018. (Toby Melville/Reuters) Graham Allison is the former director of Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the […]

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead Stars and Stripes Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks received a reprimand for insufficient oversight of of his officers in connection with death of four U.S. soldiers in 2017, The New York Times reported. U.S. AIR FORCE By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 5, 2018 […]

Why People Are Worried That The Next Big Threat Will Come From Iranian Hackers Targeting American Oil Companies

David Maxwell Comment: We really do need to pay attention to cyber enabled economic warfare, especially from the big four: Russia, China, Iran, and north Korea.Please see this report.  Framework and Terminology for Understanding Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/defenddemocracy/uploads/documents/MEMO_CyberDefinitions_07.pdfTwo graphic depictions from the report: Why People Are Worried That The Next Big Threat Will Come From Iranian Hackers […]

Strategic Comment Yemen’s Debilitating War

Strategic Comment Yemen’s debilitating warThe war in Yemen between Saudi- and UAE-backed government forces and Houthi rebels has become a humanitarian disaster, and an exercise in military futility.The civil war in Yemen – under way since 2014 between a mix of Saudi- and UAE-backed government forces and militias on one hand and Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels and […]

Mattis Shares Threat Pictures Behind New National Defense Strategy

Mattis Shares Threat Pictures Behind New National Defense Strategy dod.defense.gov · October 31, 2018 Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a […]

If Terrorists Launch A Major Cyberattack, We Won’t See It Coming

If Terrorists Launch a Major Cyberattack, We Won’t See It Coming National-security experts have been warning of terrorist cyberattacks for 15 years. Why hasn’t one happened yet? KATHY GILSINAN5:00 AM ETThe Atlantic · by Kathy Gilsinan · November 1, 2018 National-security experts fear major terrorist cyberattacks, but their predictions have not yet come to fruition.Busà Photography / Getty […]

Iran Accused Of Plot To Kill Opponents In Denmark

Financial Times October 30, 2018 Foiled attack Iran Accused Of Plot To Kill Opponents In Denmark RICHARD MILNE NORDIC CORRESPONDENT Iranian intelligence planned an assassination in Denmark that was foiled in late September, according to Danish security services. Anders Samuelsen, Denmark’s foreign minister, called the actions by Tehran “totally unacceptable” and said the government in […]

Former U.S. Special Forces Were Reportedly Hired To Kill Yemen’s Leaders. Did The Government Know?

Analysis | Former U.S. Special Forces Were Reportedly Hired To Kill Yemen’s Leaders. Did The Government Know? The Washington Post · by Deborah Avant · October 19, 2018 The carcass of a car reportedly destroyed in an airstrike during clashes near the eastern entrance of the Yemeni city of Hodeida, as coalition forces seized rebel supply routes into […]

The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal Khashoggi

The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal Khashoggi: By Dan Greenfield The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal KhashoggiPosted: 15 Oct 2018 11:48 PM PDTIn high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed […]