How 17 secs stoked US-Russian discord on Syria
After the Russian-Turkish air clash, aircraft carriers from two NATO members, the US and France headed for the same waters off Syria as Russia’s largest missile cruiser.
Nov 25, 2015, 11:25 AM (IDT)
Israeli Air Strikes near Damascus Challenge Putin
They hit his two allies – Bashar Assad and Iran; are first test of new Netanyahu-Obama understandings.
Obama & Netanyahu Turn the Clock Back to Better Times
US-Israeli intelligence ties are fully restored to the pre-Iranian deal level – but for how long?
The Expanding Islamic Caliphate
Operating in 11 countries, ISIS holds enough territory to keep foes at a distance.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Nov 23, 2015, 10:34 PM (IDT)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon have been at loggerheads with Israel’s military and Shin Bet chiefs on how to grapple with the wave of Palestinian terror sweeping the country for more than two months. They say it will die down, challenged by the IDF which has put forward a tough 7-point plan of de-escalation.

DEBKAfile Special Report Nov 22, 2015, 7:08 PM (IDT)

Videos apparently leaked by Moscow reveal the presence of Iranian F-14 and MiG -29 fighters in Syrian skies for the first time, no more than 159 km from Israel's border defenses. The Italian magazine “The Aviationist,” showed them escorting heavy Russian bombers, including the Tupolev TU-160, as protection against the Israeli Air Force..

DEBKAfile Special Report Nov 21, 2015, 1:05 PM (IDT)

Russia has launched a merciless blanket air campaign, backed by Kalibr cruise missiles fired from the Caspian and Mediterranean Seas, for wiping the Islamic State’s Syrian center of Raqqa off the map, DEBKAfile reports. This the price Moscow is exacting for the the downing of the Russian airliner over Sinai on Oct. 31.

Gush Etzion junction under terror.
DEBKAfile Special Report Nov 19, 2015, 10:44 PM (IDT)

All five murders perpetrated by Palestinian terrorists in Tel Aviv and on the Hebron highway on Thursday, Nov. 19, led back to Hebron. While anti-Jewish violence has been endemic to the region since 1929, the current wave was sparked by internal Palestinian strife and exploited by Hebron’s clan chiefs to seize the Palestinian leadership from Ramallah.



DEBKAfile Special Report Jun 14, 2015

If the breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was conducted by hackers linked to China, as suspected, the secrets of an estimated 41 million US federal employees were laid bare in what may have been the biggest data base theft in cyber history. debkafile: That breach is still ongoing.  More malware is buried in the OPM’s infrastructure, ready for a remote signal from the hackers’ command and control centers working for China.

DEBKAfile Special Report May 5, 2015
Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, Texas

The two gunmen who Sunday, May 3, tried - and failed - to shoot up an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, northeast of Dallas, sounded a wakeup call for US counter-terrorism agencies. Both homegrown Islamists were shot dead. The incident betrayed the “human intelligence” weakness of US and Western agencies – a shortage of undercover agents to mingle in communities which may produce terrorists.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Feb 23, 2015

DarkNet is the hidden bottom floor of the legal, public worldwide web. Extensively used by sophisticated criminal organizations and spooks, it conducts a lively trade in stolen official data, false identities, fake credit cards, firearms and ammo, human traffic and biological and chemical weapons. Also found there are hard porno, materials for pedophiles and snuff videos. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Jan 26, 2015
The Quad Copter that landed in White House grounds

The crash of a drone in the White House grounds Sunday night, Jan. 25, pointed to the absence of an electromagnetic perimeter fence. Its jammers would emit “white noise” to block off the communications links and command and control capacities of the smartphones and unmanned aerial vehicles serving a would-be assailant planning an attack by a tiny, armed drone.

DEBKAfile Special Report Nov 19, 2015

Thursday Nov. 19, ISIS threatened a suicide attack on New York’s iconic Times Square, depicting a bomber unzipping his coat to display an explosive vest. The NYPD rushed to the scene. Anti-terror agencies are taking no chances after the string of terrorist slaughters claimed by the Islamic state in less than a month, while grappling with a flood of false alarms and widespread popular jitters. Wednesday also saw a rare breakthrough: a French Swat team nailed at least six suspects after a 7-hour battle in Saint Denis thanks to a tip from Moroccan intelligence.

DEBKAfile Special Report Nov 18, 2015

The secret Obama-Putin deal on a political solution for Syria that was reached on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya has radically changed and intensified Russia’s air strike tactics in the last 24 hours. For the first time, Russian air force planes took off for Syria Tuesday, Nov. 17 from a home base, and for the first time, they lofted heavy Tupolev Tu-160 and Tupolev Tu-95 bombers. Their targets were 75 percent Syrian rebel groups and the rest ISIS, acting on the Putin-Obama assent to force recalcitrant rebels to come to the table. 

French anti-terror police
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Nov 16, 2015

When French President Francois Hollande declared war on ISIS and called the attack in Paris an “act of war,” he gave the terrorist organization’s leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi an unexpected boost: respect as a head of state. US President Barack Obama was more cautious, declaring at the G-20 summit in Antalya that his country and France would fight together against terror, without specifying how. That is because no ruler of any Muslim country has dared declare total war on ISIS, or wants to do so, and no Arab army is able or willing to undertake this war. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Nov 14, 2015

The geography of the six Paris locations targeted by terrorists Friday night points to precise advance planning in support of a primary target, namely, French President Francois Hollande, while at the same time sowing bloody havoc in the French capital, frightening tourists away and shaking the French governing system to the core. The outrage which took an estimated toll of 127 to 153 lives took place without warning from any French intelligence agency. Saturday, the French president accused ISIS of an act of war against his country.


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