Category Yemen

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

Excerpts: Later this summer, workers will lay five inches of asphalt atop the rock bed. In all, commanders say they will pave some 39 acres of airfield. While built mainly for the Reaper drones, the runway and adjoining taxiways and ramps must be able to handle much heavier C-17 cargo planes. Three huge hangars capped […]

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. […]

Putin’s Power Play: Saudi-Russian Oil Deal Leads To Bigger Russia Role In The Middle East

Putin’s Power Play: Saudi-Russian Oil Deal Leads To Bigger Russia Role In The Middle East   www.fortunascorner.com      “Saudi Arabia’s oil production agreement with Russia was opportunistic at first; but, it is now the foundation for a broader arrangement that has the potential to reduce already waning U.S. influence in the Middle East,” wrote […]

Saudi Monarch Replaces Military Brass, Launching Defense Revamp: Strengthening Armed Forces As Yemen War Drags On

https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-monarch-replaces-military-brass-launching-defense-revamp-1519760547 Saudi Monarch Replaces Military Brass, Launching Defense Revamp Crown Prince Mohammed leads overhaul aimed at strengthening armed forces as Yemen war drags on Saudi Arabia is moving to address military shortcomings exposed by its war in Yemen. Here, Saudi air force cadets hold copies of the Quran during a graduation ceremony in Riyadh, in […]

Concerns Voiced Over ‘Hybrid Wars’ In Region – Pakistan

Concerns voiced over ‘hybrid wars’ in region By Bureau Report, www.dawn.com View Original February 13th, 2018 PESHAWAR: Speakers at a session here on Monday expressed concerns over the ongoing ‘hybrid wars’ at the behest of superpowers in the region. “No arms, ammunition, tanks and missiles etc are used in hybrid wars by the warring parties but they […]

Inside France’s Secret War Against Jihadists Of Mali

Inside France’s Secret War Against Jihadists Of Mali By Alidad Vassigh, www.worldcrunch.com View Original February 12th, 2018 BANDIAGARA — The Twin Otter plane flies full speed over the battlefield, though low enough to almost scrape the tops of acacia trees. At one point its wingtips seem dangerously close to smashing into the jagged cliffs. But there’s a reason […]

A New State Is Emerging In Yemen; Aden Group Accelerates The Change

http://warisboring.com/a-new-state-is-emerging-in-yemen/?mc_cid=3a0c3dbce0&mc_eid=57c33d2922 A New State Is Emerging in Yemen Aden coup accelerates the change WIB POLITICS February 2, 2018 Tom Cooper A new country is beginning to form in the chaos and confusion of Yemen’s civil war. A coup in Aden in late January 2018 has hastened the process. The new Yemen has its roots in […]

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, And Pink Flamingoes To Watch In 2018

36 Black Swans, Gray Swans, and Pink Flamingoes to Watch in 2018 mwi.usma.edu View Original December 28th, 2017 While driving along the shore of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island in September 2011, I saw them for the first time. Black Swans. My wife and I pulled over, jumped out, and spent a half […]

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 […]

Project Maven Brings AI To The Fight Against ISIS

Project Maven brings AI to the fight against ISIS thebulletin.org · by Gregory C. Allen · December 21, 2017 Maven is designed to be that pilot project, that pathfinder, that spark that kindles the flame front of artificial intelligence across the rest of the [Defense] Department. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, November 2017 For years, the Defense Department’s most […]