Category Yemen

Congress Seeks More Control Over North Africa Counterterror Program

Congress Seeks More Control Over North Africa Counterterror Program al-monitor.com · by Bryant Harris · November 13, 2018   Bryant Harris November 13, 2018p Article SummaryLawmakers want a coherent strategy for the desert region from the Donald Trump administration.REUTERS/Aaron P. BernsteinRep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, speaks at the Capitol Hill National Security Forum at the US Capitol in Washington, June 21, […]

Strategic Comment Yemen’s Debilitating War

Strategic Comment Yemen’s debilitating war The 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign By Geoffrey Aronson, www.theamericanconservative.com View Original September 14th, 2018 A delegation of the Leaders of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Countries are seen Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Photo by: Official White House Photo by […]

What’s In The New NDAA

David Maxwell Wrote: “A fairly comprehensive treatment (of a document that I am sure could be a thousand pages).Korea highlights:” What’s in the New NDAA By Scott R. Anderson, www.lawfareblog.com View Original August 14th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 into law on Monday afternoon, at an event […]

Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals Between North Korea, Houthis, Libyans 

Exclusive – Syrian Arms Trafficker Brokers Deals between N. Korea, Houthis, Libyans  Asharq Al-Awsat Thursday, 9 August, 2018 New York – Ali Barada  https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1357966/exclusive-%E2%80%93-syrian-arms-trafficker-brokers-deals-between-n-korea-houthis  Experts on a United Nations sanctions committee recommended adding shipping vessels, individuals and companies to the North Korea sanctions list over their dealings with Pyongyang. They revealed in a report correspondence between North […]

The Man Who Tried To Stop 9/11

The man who tried to stop 9/11 By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst Updated 1:37 PM ET, Mon August 6, 2018 https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/06/opinions/the-man-who-tried-to-stop-9-11-bergen/index.htmlEditor’s Note: Peter Bergen is CNN’s national security analyst, a vice president at New America, a professor of practice at Arizona State University, the chairman of the Global Special Operations Foundation and the author of […]

The American Who Says He’s Been The Target Of Five Air Strikes

The American Who Says He’s Been the Target of Five Air Strikes By Conor Friedersdorf, www.theatlantic.com View Original June 18th, 2018 He was born Darrell Lamont Phelps. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York, moved down to the city, tried his hand at comedy, and later converted to Islam, adopting the name of Bilal Abdul Kareem. […]

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 […]