Afghanistan: Israels Commando’s Hit by Taliban, Lose Helicopter, Casualties
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Afghanistan: Israels Commando’s Hit by Taliban, Lose Helicopter, Casualties

Last night (May 27), an Israel Defense Force command unit, newly stationed at the formerly closed US military facility and air base at Farah City in Farah Province, Western Afghanistan, came under Taliban attack. Attacks on the Israeli group had been going on for days. Israel forces were hit with rocket and mortar attacks, losing…

US Warns of “Firm” Response If Syria Attacks ISIS . . . No, Really
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US Warns of “Firm” Response If Syria Attacks ISIS . . . No, Really

In an apparent attempt to remove all pretense that the United States is nothing more than al-Qaeda’s Air Force in Syria, the American government is warning its Syrian counterpart that, if the SAA moves ahead with its upcoming southern offensive to remove ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists from its southern borders, the U.S. will take “firm…

Trump’s Betraying His Base with the MEK
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Trump’s Betraying His Base with the MEK

Trump’s base would be shocked to discover that influential members of his administration are vocal supporters of a cultish Islamo-communist terrorist group. The open support that leading figures of the Trump Administration have given to the “People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran” (officially called the “Mojahedin-e Khalq”, hence the conventional MEK abbreviation) is a betrayal of…

The Indo-Pacific’s Changing Political Landscape
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The Indo-Pacific’s Changing Political Landscape

Several noteworthy events, which have occurred in the past few weeks, bear witness to the continuing changes in the Indo-Pacific region’s political map. This process was long in the making, but its pace increased substantially after the election of Donald Trump as the US President, whose key campaign slogan, “America first,” is often misinterpreted as…

In Iran and North Korea, China Holds Some Cards
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In Iran and North Korea, China Holds Some Cards

Donald Trump made his television reputation by telling people “You’re fired.” The same bullying approach now substitutes for his international diplomacy, with Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran and cancelation of the summit with North Korea the latest examples. In both cases, Trump is convinced that “maximum pressure” will eventually bring those countries’…