Category UAE

Israel Hosted UAE Military Delegation To Review F-35s, Sources Say

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/178686-180704-sources-tell-i24news-israel-hosted-uae-military-delegation-to-review-f-35s EXCLUSIVE: Israel hosted UAE military delegation to review F-35s, sources say 07/04/2018 7:31:58 AM UPDATED ON 07/04/2018 7:35:59 AM Written by i24NEWS F-35 ‘Adir’ stealth aircraft fighters for IAF 2 IDF Press release: A New Age in the IAF The Israeli Air Force recently hosted a military delegation from the United Arab Emirates to […]

Liberation Of Yemen’s Hudaydah – First Objective Of New U.S.-Backed Saudi-UAE Pact

https://www.debka.com/liberation-of-yemens-hudaydah-first-objective-of-new-us-backed-saudi-uae-pact/ Liberation of Yemen’s Hudaydah – first objective of new US-backed Saudi-UAE Pact Jun 16, 2018 @ 12:21 Diane Shalem The Saudi-Emirates’ partial capture of Hudaydah airport from the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels on Saturday, June 16, came on the third day of their offensive to capture the important Red Sea port town. This success is already strategically significant in six ways, DEBKAfile […]

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 https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-weighs-expanding-military-role-in-yemen-war-1528064393 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 […]

U.S. Seeks Arab Force And Funding For Syria – An ‘Arab NATO’

U.S. Seeks Arab Force and Funding for Syria Under plan, troops would replace American military contingent after ISIS defeat and help secure country’s north; proposal faces challenges https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-seeks-arab-force-and-funding-for-syria-1523927888 American troops looked out toward the border with Turkey from a small outpost near the town of Manbij, northern Syria, in February. PHOTO: SUSANNAH GEORGE/ASSOCIATED PRESS By Michael R. […]

The KGB Playbook For Infiltrating The Middle East

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East By Michael Weiss, www.thedailybeast.com View Original December 28th, 2017 This is the second article in a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. As former Director of […]

The UAE Is Paying Ex-CIA Officers To Build A Spy Empire In The Gulf

The UAE is paying ex-CIA officers to build a spy empire in the Gulf By Jenna Mclaughlin, www.stripes.com View Original December 21st, 2017 Not far from the northeastern Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi, in a typical modern Gulf villa framed on one side by an elegant swimming pool, Westerners are teaching Emiratis the tools of modern spycraft. […]

Russia Crosses The Euphrates: Implications

  RUSSIA CROSSES THE EUPHRATES: IMPLICATIONS by Andrew J. TablerPolicy Alert September 18, 2017 By helping Assad’s forces bridge the river, Moscow is increasing the risk of direct confrontation while obstructing U.S. efforts to defeat IS, stabilize eastern Syria, and limit Iranian arms transfers. READ THIS ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE The Russian Ministry of Defense announced […]

The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West

Bing West is always worth reading.  RCP, fortunascorner The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West, www.hoover.org View Original July 26th, 2017 Image credit: Poster Collection, US3425, Hoover Institution Archives. The short response is yes. Crime forever? Also, yes. Turbulence, terror, pestilence, famine, love, procreation, taxes, families, sunsets, rain, shine, etc.—all are components of the human condition. […]

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 […]

Four Arab Nations Sever Diplomatic Ties With Qatar, Exposing Rift In Region

Of note, the 5, worst of the worst of the GTMO detainees were sent to Qatar as part of the Berghdal release.  RCP Four Arab Nations Sever Diplomatic Ties With Qatar, Exposing Rift In Region By Kareem Fahim, www.washingtonpost.com View Original June 5th, 2003 Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, left, talks to Sheikh Mohammed bin […]