Jerusalem Grand Mufti Detained After Holy Site Attack Leaves Five Dead
Middle East

Jerusalem Grand Mufti Detained After Holy Site Attack Leaves Five Dead

The grand mufti of Jerusalem was detained by Israeli security forces on Friday after three attackers opened fire on Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Old City, killing two. The attackers fled to a nearby highly sensitive holy site before being killed by security forces, police said. The three attackers were killed at the site known to…

U.S. Bases Strategically Placed to Prevent Syrian Military from Advancing; Outlining Borders of Kurdistan
Opinion

U.S. Bases Strategically Placed to Prevent Syrian Military from Advancing; Outlining Borders of Kurdistan

Despite the spits and spurts of World War Three, it seems the United States (at least part of the establishment) and Russia are beginning to move toward a cooling of their approaches to the Syrian crisis. While we have seen this many times in the past – the apparent mutual understanding of Russia and the…

Syrian War Report – July 14, 2017: Race to Deir Ezzor
Military

Syrian War Report – July 14, 2017: Race to Deir Ezzor

On Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army Tiger Forces and tribal forces, backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, have launched a military operation against in the southwestern part of Raqqah province. Initially, pro-government troops advanced south of Resafa and liberated Bir al Zenati, Bir Itaw and Bir Hiwaran villages. On Friday, they captured Ridgem-Abe el-Kalat…

Civil War in Venezuela?
Opinion

Civil War in Venezuela?

The wars of the XXI Century exhibit the particularity of seeming similar to mobilizations for civil rights. The long experience of the Pentagon in interventions and disciplinary policies on all continents and in every kind of situation, has brought about a conception of wars that is quite distinct from those employed, with greater or lesser…

Return of Pentagon Mercenaries Worries US Active Duty Military
Opinion

Return of Pentagon Mercenaries Worries US Active Duty Military

During the time that U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster are reviewing the U.S. military policy in Afghanistan, The New York Times ran a story on July 10, 2017 that exposed a threat that will upend U.S. defense strategy and return it to a bitter past. The Times story was centered around the…