Category Yemen

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

Tehran Seeks To Consolidate Power In Iraq In 2018

TEHRAN SEEKS TO CONSOLIDATE POWER IN IRAQ IN 2018 by Michael Knights The Cipher Brief September 24, 2017 Iran wants its local allies to create a Shia political bloc or Hezbollah-like arrangement next door, but Washington can curb such ambitions so long as it does not repeat its vanishing trick of 2011. READ THIS ARTICLE ON […]

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 […]

Trump Admin Wants To Increase CIA Drone Strikes

Trump Admin Wants to Increase CIA Drone Strikes By Ken Dilanian, www.nbcnews.com View Original September 18th, 2017 WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump visited CIA headquarters in the first weeks of his presidency, he toured the secure floor where agency officers direct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, current and former U.S. officials told NBC News. Impressed by […]

North Korea Could Team Up With ISIS To Launch Terror Attacks ACROSS GLOBE

https://clarionproject.org/mauro-north-korea-activity-iranian-activity/ North Korea could team up with ISIS to launch terror attacks ACROSS GLOBE, experts warn By Joey Millar, www.express.co.uk View Original September 16th, 2017 Experts said Kim Jong-un’s hermit state would not hesitate to use extremist jihadis to attack their Western enemies. North Korea would actually find it easier to target their rivals using ISIS than by […]

Saudi Arabia Foils ISIS Terrorist Attempt To Attack Defense Ministry – 2 Yemeni Nationals Arrested 

Saudi Arabia Foils ISIS Terrorist Attempt To Attack Defense Ministry – 2 Yemeni Nationals Arrested    http://www.fortunascorner.com        The Gulf Arab daily, al Arabiya is reporting on its website this afternoon, September 12, 2017, that an attempt by ISIS militants to attack the Saudi Defense Ministry in the country’s capital, Riyadh, has been thwarted.  Saudi Arabia’s Presidency […]

Inside America’s Secret War With ISIS

Excerpt:   Embedded with the SDF are teams of American soldiers, about whom very little is known. The U.S. military’s presence in Syria has grown exponentially since 2014, when the first elite commandos arrived to advise the nascent SDF. Today, there are some 14 U.S. military bases on Syrian soil. The troops on the ground […]

Vast New Intelligence Haul Fuels Next Phase Of Fight Against Islamic State

Vast New Intelligence Haul Fuels Next Phase Of Fight Against Islamic State By W.j. Hennigan, www.latimes.com View Original September 8th, 2017 Members of the Iraqi forces July 10 during the offensive against Islamic State fighters in Mosul.Photo by: Fadel Senna / AFP/Getty Images U.S. intelligence analysts have gained valuable insights into Islamic State’s planning and personnel from […]

Is The War Model Of Counterterrorism A Failure? A Response To Micah Zenko

Conclusion: Bottom line: As you can see, I found Micah’s op-ed quite thought provoking, even if unpersuasive in some particulars and—to me—in its overarching conclusion.  Read the whole thing, and decide for yourself!  Is The War Model Of Counterterrorism A Failure? A Response To Micah Zenko By Robert Chesney, www.lawfareblog.com View Original August 25th, 2017 In a […]

Al-Qaeda’s Yemen Arm Said To Be Flush With Cash And Positioned To Launch New Attacks

  Al-Qaeda’s Yemen Arm Said To Be Flush With Cash And Positioned To Launch New Attacks CNBC · by Javier E. David · July 31, 2017 The Yemen-based arm of al-Qaeda — flush with millions in ill-gotten gains — is gaining strength from the fractured nation’s civil conflict and is sufficiently funded to carry out new terror attacks, according […]