Category Turkey

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him

Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him The White House wants to warm up to Moscow, eventually. But CIA veterans say we tried that. KIMBERLY DOZIER 06.25.17 12:00 AM ET  www.thedailybeast.com View Original June 25th, 2017 SEA ISLAND, Florida—The Russian intelligence officers picked up the American spies from Moscow’s […]

Syria War: The Battle For The Capital Of ISIS – Part I & II By Yalensis‎

Awful Avalanche https://awfulavalanche.wordpress.com June 12, 2017 Syria War: The Battle for the Capital of ISIS – Part I by Yalensis‎ [Text with linkshttps://awfulavalanche.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/syria-war-the-battle-for-the-capital-of-isis-part-i/] Dear Readers: You may be aware that the Syria War entered a new stage in the past week or so.  Things are looking up for the combined forces of the Syrian Army, […]

‘A Threat That Must Be Eliminated,’ Putin’s Chilling Message To Sweden Over NATO Membership

‘A threat that must be eliminated’ Putin’s chilling message to Sweden over NATO membership VLADIMIR Putin has issued a chilling warning to Sweden over the possibility of it joining NATO, saying such a move would represent a “threat” to Russia which would have to be “eliminated”. By Nick Gutteridge, Brussels Correspondent PUBLISHED: 11:30, Mon, Jun […]

Europe Reckons With Its Depleted Armies: NATO Members Confront Rampant Materiel Shortages; Say POTUS Trump Has A Point On More Military Spending

https://www.wsj.com/articles/europe-reckons-with-its-depleted-armies-1496444305 Europe Reckons With Its Depleted Armies EUROPE As European NATO members confront rampant materiel shortages, officials acknowledge Trump has a point in calling for more military spending confront rampant materiel shortages, officials acknowledge Trump has a point in calling for more military spending Soldiers of several nations watch NATO tank exercises last month in […]

This Tragic Stat Shows How Much We’re Relying On Elite Combat Units

As Dave Maxwell noted: ‘Something to ponder.’  Over reliance on SOF, to the degree that we have since 9/11…is not ‘cost-free.’ RCP In addition to the operational and policy risks posed by this reliance on special operations, there is a cultural one. The writer and Iraq War veteran Matt Gallagher wrote a fantastic piece for […]

Full Speech: POTUS Trump Address In Saudi Arabia

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH IN SAUDI ARABIA http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/334454-full-speech-president-donald-trump-address-in-saudi FULL SPEECH: President Donald Trump address in Saudi Arabia BY THE HILL STAFF – 05/21/17 12:00 PM EDT 32 26 181   Autoplay: On | Off I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received […]

Iraqi Officers Land In Syria; Secretly Pivots Away From U.S.

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi had secretly pivoted his support away from the US -Jordanian campaign for control over the borders of Iraq and Syria, and switched instead to alignment with Moscow and Tehran. dangerously against US military plans in Syria Iraqi officers land in Syria, stir Israeli concern DEBKAfile Special Report May 17, 2017, 10:30 […]

Trump To Unveil Plans For An ‘Arab NATO’ In Saudi Arabia

Trump To Unveil Plans For An ‘Arab NATO’ In Saudi Arabia By Josh Rogin, www.washingtonpost.com View Original May 17th, 2017 President Trump meets with Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office on March 14. Photo by: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post When President Trump arrives in Riyadh this week, he will lay out […]

The Return of Marco Polo’s World And The U.S. Military Response

Very looooong essay/article.  But, if you have the time and inclination, it is rich and interesting, with much to think about.  RCP Dave Maxwell:   Below is the text of Robert Kaplan’s long essay.  The original with graphics, photos, and citations can be read at this link:  http://stories.cnas.org/the-return-of-marco-polos-world-and-the-u-s-military-response. We should read, ponder, and discuss this […]

Turkey, Russia Reach Deal On S-400 Air Defense Systems Purchases – FM Cavusoglu

Turkey, Russia Reach Deal On S-400 Air Defense Systems Purchases – FM Cavusoglu © Sputnik/ Sergey Malgavko Military & Intelligence 13:53 28.04.2017 (updated 14:09 28.04.2017) Get short URL 12548110 The Turkish foreign minister claims Ankara and Moscow are currently negotiating the price of S-400 air defense systems deliveries to the Middle-Eastern country. ANKARA (Sputnik) — Russia and […]