Archiv der Kategorie: Syria

A Byzantine War Heats Up

From Michael Totten, America and the West’s premier war correspondent – the best since Ernie Pyle at least – an account of Russians and Americans fighting and killing each other. You probably didn’t hear this because few media organizations have … Weiterlesen

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Question: What Exactly Do We Want to Get Out of Syria?

In light of THIS. Maybe I’ve just lost the bubble. „A delicate couple of hours,“ indeed.

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Strategy, an Indirect Approach to Everything

„In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future.“ B. H. Liddell Hart Sir … Weiterlesen

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Do NOT Be Concerned, This Will Not End Badly

9 Sep 2016: US and Russia announce (amid much fanfare and self-congratulation in DC, I might add) a deal on a cease-fire in Syria. Be sure to catch these lines– “ „That should put an end to the barrel bombs, an … Weiterlesen

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Remotely Operated „Sniper“ Rifles in Syria

Here’s an interesting piece from War is Boring a few days back, highlighting some of the remarkable home-made set-ups to remotely control sniper rifles and machine guns. And the operators are using whatever they can find. Like an StG44: The … Weiterlesen

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Russia Flying Sorties out of Iran

Yes: „Strikes from Iranian air base show Russia’s expanding footprint in the Middle East.“ ISTANBUL — Russian bombers flying from an Iranian air base struck rebel targets across Syria on Tuesday, Russian and Iranian officials said, dramatically underscoring the two … Weiterlesen

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US Forces Take Over Syrian Airbase

Courtesy of our close friends at XBRADTC comes this piece of excitement that rates at least a mild „holy shit!“: A small team of U.S. troops is setting up a base camp at Rmeilan Air Base in the Syrian Kurdish region near Syria’s Iraqi … Weiterlesen

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Hagel Speaks Out

This came in from a regular who asked to remain anonymous, with a request to be posted. We shall honor both requests. I have edited slightly. Somehow this interview with Chuck Hagel and the article from that interview in Foreign … Weiterlesen

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Syria– What Is It That We’re Trying to Do??

GW’64, the stalwart, sent in a couple of links today. The first we’ll put up is this– on US intelligence sharing in the Syrian conflict. It is, as GW’64 said, lengthy, but it’s worth a read. Barack Obama’s repeated insistence … Weiterlesen

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