Category Yemen

Commando Raids On ISIS Yield Vital Data In Shadowy War

Excerpts: So successful was that raid that seven months later, Ashton B. Carter, then the defense secretary, disclosed at a House hearing that he was creating a “specialized expeditionary targeting force.”   The commandos — initially numbering about 100 troops, including support personnel — would have a mission similar to, but smaller than, the one […]

Saudi Arabia Rewrites Succession As King Replaces Heir With Son, 31

Saudi Arabia Rewrites Succession As King Replaces Heir With Son, 31 By Ben Hubbard, www.nytimes.com View Original June 21st, 2017 Mohammed bin Salman last year in France. Credit Stephanie De Sakutin/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPhoto by: Stephanie De Sakutin/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BEIRUT, Lebanon — King Salman of Saudi Arabia promoted his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin […]

Beyond Raqqa, An Even Bigger Battle To Defeat ISIS And Control Syria Looms

Beyond Raqqa, An Even Bigger Battle To Defeat ISIS And Control Syria Looms By Anne Barnard, www.nytimes.com View Original June 11th, 2017 Syrian Democratic Forces, made up of an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, unloading ammunition supplied by the American-led coalition in an area north of Raqqa. Credit Delil Souleiman/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPhoto by: Delil […]

Pentagon Issues Statement On Air Strike On Somalia-Based & al-Qaeda-Linked al Shabaab Group

Pentagon Statement on Somalia Strike 06/11/2017 08:53 AM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-219-17 June 11, 2017 Pentagon Statement on Somalia Strike Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following: On June 11, at approximately 2 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the Department of Defense conducted a strike operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia. The operation occurred […]

The Story Behind Israel’s Reported Consideration Of Exploding A Nuclear Weapon In The Egyptian Sinai — If The Arabs Were On The Verge Of Defeating Israel In The 1967 Six-Day War — And, What This Might Tell Us About A Potential Similar North Korean Plan

The Story Behind Israel’s Reported Consideration Of Exploding A Nuclear Weapon In The Egyptian Sinai — If The Arabs Were On The Verge Of Defeating Israel In The 1967 Six-Day War — And, What This Might Tell Us About A Potential Similar North Korean Plan   https://fortunascorner.com        I received some email comments […]

Aid Coordinator In Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Commando Arms Shipments In Yemen

Excerpts: The former hostage, Scott Darden, was the Yemen country director for Transoceanic Development, a New Orleans-based logistics company that specializes in transporting cargo to the world’s most dangerous hot spots. It belongs to a small group of firms that provide humanitarian aid to famine-stricken women and children at the same time that they help […]

The MacArthur Model For Afghanistan: Consolidate Authority Into One Person: An American Viceroy Who’d Lead All Coalition Efforts

Excerpt: Finally, Mr. Trump must not lose sight of the reason we became involved in Afghanistan: to deny sanctuary to those who want to destroy our way of life. The largest attack in U.S. history originated in Afghanistan. The terrorists killed 3,000 that day because they lacked the means to kill three million. The U.S. […]

Bin Laden’s Son Steps Into Father’s Shoes As al-Qaeda Attempts A Comeback

Hopefully, this is a ‘like Father, like Son,’ story and this very misguided Islamic militant ends up with an American bullet between his eyes.’  RCP   Excerpts: Hamza bin Laden is hardly new to the Islamist militant world. His coronation as a terrorist figurehead has been underway since at least 2015, when longtime al-Qaeda leader […]

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 […]

Terrorist Threat Here In America & Across The Globe Is Much Worse Than People Realize Warns DHS Chief

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/335272-dhs-chief-youd-never-leave-the-house-with-my-terror-info DHS Chief: If You Knew What I Knew About Terror, You’d ‘Never Leave The House’ BY MARK HENSCH – 05/26/17 09:35 AM EDT 203   Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Friday said the terror threat is worse than most realize, saying some people would “never leave the house” if they knew the truth. “I was telling [Fox […]