Category Yemen

Why Do the Yemeni Houthi Rebels Have North Korean Missiles?

Why Do the Yemeni Houthi Rebels Have North Korean Missiles? The National Interest · by David Axe · October 8, 2019 Key point: Many countries sell weapons and they can end up in different hands than those who bought them. It’s possible the missile strikes that badly damaged a key Saudi oil facility on Sept. 14, 2019 involved far-flying drones firing […]

Saudi Air Defenses Like Patriot & Aegis Don’t Match Their Advertised Properties, Unfit For Real Combat – Russian Army

Saudi air defenses like Patriot & Aegis don’t match their advertised properties, unfit for real combat – Russian Army Published time: 19 Sep, 2019 14:28 Edited time: 19 Sep, 2019 18:08 Get short URL FILE PHOTO © US Army / Handout via Reuters Follow RT on Multiple Patriot launchers, Aegis destroyers and radars are guarding Saudi […]

U.S., Saudi Security Forces Failed To Detect Attack On Oil Facilities; Drone Swarm Was Part Of A Targeted Strike Which Strongly Suggests Iranian Origin; Saudi Iron Dome In The Offing?

U.S., Saudi Security Forces Failed To Detect Attack On Oil Facilities; Drone Swarm Was Part Of A Targeted Strike Which Strongly Suggests Iranian Origin; Saudi Iron Dome In The Offing? https://fortunascorner.com      The title above is from a September 17, 2019 article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) by numerous authors. Despite a fairly […]

Iranian-Backed Rebels Claim Responsibility For Drone Strikes On Saudi Arabia’s Largest Oil Processing Facility & Oil Field

See the link in blue below for more info. RCP, fortunascorner.com Drone strikes target world’s largest oil processing facility, Saudi oil field; attack claimed by Iranian-backed rebels Drone strikes target world’s largest oil processing facility, Saudi oil field; attack claimed by Iranian-backed rebels The world’s largest oil processing facility and a nearby oil field in […]

Houthi Attacks And Iranian Threats Poised To Escalate

https://m.aawsat.com/english/home/article/1864361/abdulrahman-al-rashed/houthi-attacks-and-iranian-threats-poised-escalate Houthi Attacks and Iranian Threats Poised to Escalate Tuesday, 20 August, 2019 – 08:15 Abdulrahman Al-Rashed Abdulrahman Al-Rashed is the former general manager of Al-Arabiya television. He is also the former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat, and the leading Arabic weekly magazine Al-Majalla. He is also a senior columnist in the daily newspapers Al-Madina and […]

Iran-Aligned Houthis Strike Major Saudi Oil Field

https://www.wsj.com/articles/iran-aligned-houthis-strike-major-saudi-oilfield-11566043672?mod=hp_lista_pos2 Iran-Aligned Houthis Strike Major Saudi Oil Field Shaybah oil field is attacked but crude production isn’t disrupted The Houthis said they had targeted Saudi Aramco’s Shaybah oil field with 10 drones. PHOTO: SIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG NEWS   By Sune Engel Rasmussen   Updated Aug. 17, 2019 12:25 pm ET Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck Saudi Arabia’s Shaybah oil […]

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 […]