Category Special Operations

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. […]

Special Ops Wants to Add Laser Weapons to Its ‘Ghostrider’ Gunships

Special Ops Wants to Add Laser Weapons to Its ‘Ghostrider’ Gunships Plus a microwave energy gun View story at Medium.com by JAMES DREW Much like the husky A-10 Warthog, the Air Force’s combat-chiseled AC-130 gunships can claim legendary status among soldiers, aviators, historians and politicians. Steady-flying turboprop aircraft like the Spectre, Spooky and Stinger II […]

Obama’s Bay of Pigs: Ad hoc Plan To Arm Syrian Rebels Is Looking Eerily Similar To The U.S.’ Most Infamous Foreign-Policy Misadventure.

Excerpt: To understand this state of affairs, look back to September, when, in reaction to the release of horrific Islamic State videos, Congress rushed through legislation “to provide assistance, including training, equipment, supplies, and sustainment, to appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition.” After three years and six months of refusing to support large-scale, Pentagon-run […]

U.S. Begins Vetting Syrian Rebels For Military Training: Pentagon

After the Syrian Red Line that wasn’t, followed by the Mosul Offensive that isn’t — the Syrian Rebels may want to start vetting us. Maj. Gen. Nagata — whom I worked for and with — is a great soldier and a great American. I just hope he is not undermined by the sheer incompetence coming […]

The New Battleground In The U.S.-Iranian Covert War

The New Battleground In The U.S.-Iranian Covert War http://nationalinterest.org/ blog/the-buzz/the-new- battleground-the-us-iranian- covert-war-12336?page=show David P. Fidler February 27, 2015 The emergence of cyber security as a global problem reveals that states are harnessing cyber technologies in the service of their respective national security and foreign policy interests. One question arising from this phenomenon is how the […]

Aiding ISIS victims Without Helping The Jihadists Is A Difficult Tatsk

Excerpt: Still, in moving beyond the neutrality principle, Spirit of America presents a compelling alternative to the existing framework, which arguably sidesteps the moral hazard issue and may inadvertently make conflicts worse. Aiding ISIS victims without helping the jihadists is a difficult task Armin Rosen – February 11, 2015 http://www.businessinsider. com/how-to-help-isis-victims- without-aiding-the-jihadists- 2015-2 The rise […]

Data Seized From Computer Laptop Fuels U.S. Special Ops Raids Against al Qaeda In Afghanistan And Near Border With Pakistan

Data Seized From Computer Laptop Fuels U.S. Special Ops Raids Against al Qaeda In Afghanistan And Near Border With Pakistan http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Matthew Rosenberg and Eric Schmidt, writing on this evening’s (Feb. 12, 2015) New York Times website, writes about a raid conducted last October in Afghanistan, by Afghan and U.S. Special Operations forces — which […]