Category Yemen

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 […]

CIA Won’t Confirm It Has Documents About Yemen Raid That Killed Navy SEAL

CIA won’t confirm it has documents about Yemen raid that killed Navy SEAL By Karen Matthews, www.stripes.com View Original December 19th, 2017 NEW YORK — A U.S. government lawyer argued on Tuesday that even just confirming or denying that the CIA has records about a January raid in Yemen would reveal intelligence secrets. The raid resulted in […]

Did the Saudis Shoot Down A Houthi Missile On Nov. 4? It Doesn’t Much Matter

Excerpt: Bottom line: other allies counting on the extra defensive capabilities of the Patriot system have ample reason to be confident in the usefulness of the system, but should never count on the system intercepting every single enemy missile. Patriot, like all other missile defense systems, is a valuable tool in a toolbox that includes […]

Did American Missile Defense Fail In Saudi Arabia?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/04/world/middleeast/saudi-missile-defense.html Did American Missile Defense Fail in Saudi Arabia? By MAX FISHER, ERIC SCHMITT, AUDREY CARLSEN and MALACHY BROWNE DEC. 4, 2017 The official story was clear: Saudi forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebel group last month at Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. It was a victory for the Saudis and for the United States, which supplied the Patriot […]

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, At Last — “The Most Significant Reform Process Underway Anywhere In The Middle East… If It Succeeds…..Will Change Not Only The Character Of Saudi Arabia; But, The Tone & Tenor Of Islam Across The Globe

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, At Last — “The Most Significant Reform Process Underway Anywhere In The Middle East… If It Succeeds…..Will Change Not Only The Character Of Saudi Arabia; But, The Tone & Tenor Of Islam Across The Globe   www.fortunascorner.com      The title above is from New York Times journalist and author, Tom […]

The jihadist Plan To Use Women To Launch The Next Incarnation Of ISIS

Then the women will also die.  RCP The jihadist Plan To Use Women To Launch The Next Generation Of ISIS   By Joby Warrick, Souad Mekhennet, www.washingtonpost.com View Original November 26th, 2017 The wife of a suspected member of the Islamic State group waits on the western front line to be questioned last month after fleeing the center […]

Islamic State Puts Out Clarion Call To Members/Sympathizers Urging Acts Of Terror Against Westerners/Christians During The Christmas Holiday — Particular Threat To Christmas Markets — Issue Posters/Post Images Of Santa Kneeling With Hands Tied In Front Of Jihadist

Islamic State Puts Out Clarion Call To Members/Sympathizers Urging Acts Of Terror Against Westerners/Christians During The Christmas Holiday — Particular Threat To Christmas Markets — Issue Posters/Post Images Of Santa Kneeling With Hands Tied In Front Of Jihadist http://www.fortunascorner.com      As I have written many times, we are cowards in the West, because…..good men […]

Saudis Set To Launch Counterterror Coalition Commanded By Ex-Pakistan General Sharif

Saudis Set to Launch Counterterror Coalition Commanded by Ex-Pakistan General Sharif November 25, 2017 1:14 PM Ayaz Gul www.voanews.com View Original November 25th, 2017 FILE – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks at the opening ceremony of Future Investment Initiative Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 24, 2107. ISLAMABAD —A Saudi-led Muslim military coalition, […]