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‘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 […]

U.S. Strategy in Iraq Increasingly Relies on Iran

U.S. Strategy in Iraq Increasingly Relies on Iran By HELENE COOPERMARCH 5, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/ 03/06/world/middleeast/us- strategy-in-iraq-increasingly- relies-on-iran.html?emc=edit_ th_20150306&nl= todaysheadlines&nlid=175827 Photo A Shiite cleric addressed Iraqi soldiers and Shiite fighters on Monday, before they began a campaign to retake control of Tikrit. CreditThaier Al-Sudani/Reuters WASHINGTON – At a time when President Obama is under political pressure […]

White House Taken Aback by New Defense Secretary’s “Team America” Meeting in Kuwait

An adult enters the room, and the ‘White House is taken aback.’ Somebody needs to take this White House ‘aback.’ http://mebriefing.com/?p=1532 White House Taken Aback by New Defense Secretary’s “Team America” Meeting in Kuwait The Obama White House staff and National Security Advisor were taken aback this week, when newly confirmed Defense Secretary Ashton Carter […]

Osama Bin Laden’s Files: The Arab Revolutions

Osama Bin Laden’s Files: The Arab Revolutions BY THOMAS JOSCELYN | March 3rd, 2015 | tjoscelyn@gmail.com | @thomasjoscelyn http://www.longwarjournal.org/ archives/2015/03/osama-bin- ladens-files-the-arab- revolutions.php Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 11.46.02 AM As the so-called “Arab Spring” swept through the Muslim-majority world in 2011, some US officials and counterterrorism analysts proclaimed that al Qaeda had been left “on the […]