Category ISIS in Iraq

‘Thugs Wanted – Bring Your Own Boots’: How Isis Attracts Foreign Fighters To Its Twisted Utopia

An excerpt from their forthcoming book. ‘Thugs Wanted – Bring Your Own Boots’: How Isis Attracts Foreign Fighters To Its Twisted Utopia Isis has been hugely successful in attracting western violence junkies. Some are drawn by the prospect of adventure – and recruiters are increasingly promoting a sense of inclusion and purpose in the caliphate […]

Israel, Europe And The Converging Terror Threat

Israel, Europe And The Converging Terror Threat http://fathomjournal.org/israel-europe-and-the-converging-terror-threat/ Winter / 2015 Israel, Europe And The Converging Terror Threat by Amichai Magen 3275107274 World leaders in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo and Hypercacher attacks, Credit: European Council President/Flickr AUTHOR 183282925 Amichai Magen Dr. Amichai Magen maps the increasing interconnectedness of the Islamist terror threats faced by […]

Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) Intel Assessment of ISIS

The entire 216 page report can be accessed here. https://publicintelligence. net/soccent-isil-assessment/ Matthew Aid Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT) Intel Assessment of ISIS March 8, 2015 The website publicintelligence.net has placed online a 217-page assessment of ISIS, entitled Special Operations Command Central Multi-Method Assessment of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, dated December 2014. […]

Lure of the Caliphate

The New York Review Of Books Lure of the Caliphate Malise Ruthven Feb. 28, 2015 Art Resource Tombs of the Caliphs in Cairo, Egypt, circa 1880 It has now become clear that Barack Obama is under enormous pressure to intensify the campaign against ISIS. Last week, as the White House held a summit on countering […]

From Cyberspace To Africa, The CIA Looks To Fights Of The Future

Excerpt: He said a better setup is in place at the State Department, which assigns assistant secretaries of state responsibility for geographic regions and other mission areas.”We don’t have the equivalent of an assistant secretary here,” he said. “We’re going to address that.” Each mission center will combine personnel from all directorates and be led […]

Israeli General: Iranian Officers Have Taken Over Battle Against Syrian Rebels

Israeli General: Iranian Officers Have Taken Over Battle Against Syrian Rebels Ten thousand volunteers flown in An old Israeli tank sits in the Golan Heights near the border with Syria. / AP An old Israeli tank sits in the Golan Heights near the border with Syria. / AP BY: Abraham Rabinovich March 5, 2015 11:45 […]

Quds Force Leader, Commanding Iraqi Forces Against ISIS, Alarms Washington

Quds Force Leader, Commanding Iraqi Forces Against ISIS, Alarms Washington Excerpt: The presence of Suleimani at the forefront of Iraqi forces’efforts to reclaim Tikrit from ISIS control underscores both the expanding influence of Iran on the central Iraqi government and the increasingly critical role that Shi’ite militiamen, thought to be operating under Quds command, are […]