23 articles tagged "Gen. James Mattis"
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Another US “Red Line” Falls in Syria – This One Trump’s for Russia and Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017

Syria and Iran breached the US 55-km line around Al Tanf – and was allowed to get away with it.

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Iran Blows a Hole in Mattis’ Campaign to Block Its Iraqi-Syrian Corridor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Decision-making falters in the White House, giving Iran free rein for a blitzkrieg.

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Russia Backs Syrian Forces Advancing on US-held Border Crossing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 1, 2017

Moscow uses the standoff to gain an edge for its aspirations in Baghdad.

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Indirect US talks for ISIS fighters to exit Raqqa
DEBKAfile Special Report May 29, 2017

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis told CBS News Sunday night, May 28, that the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group has "accelerated" and shifted to "annihilation tactics." This assertion does not square with the indirect talks the United States is secretly conducting with ISIS for its commanders and most of its operational strength to quit Raqqa and relocate in Al Mayadeen and Abu Kamal in southeastern Syria. 

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Trump to Raise Big Arab-Muslim Army against ISIS as Centerpiece of His Trip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

Mustering yet another US-led military coalition is planned for Trump’s first foreign trip.

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Gulf Emirs Mistrust Trump’s Iran Policy after His Inaction on North Korea
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

They are concerned he will treat the ayatollahs with the same restraint as Kim Jong-un.

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Russia Can’t Safeguard Syria against Next US Missile Strike
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2017

The Syria air force is therefore not safe against another US missile strike.

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Mattis in Djibouti amid high Red Sea stakes
DEBKAfile Special Report April 23, 2017

US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrival in Djibouti Sunday, April 23 coincided with Egyptian President Abdul-Fatteh El-Sisi’s landing in Riyadh. Both capitals are pivotal for the Arab face-off with Iran over control of the strategic Red Sea.

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Mattis leaves Israel with unanswered questions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 22, 2017

The Syrian shells exploding on the Golan were ringing in Israel’s ears on Friday, April 21, when US Secretary of Defense James Mattis flew out after talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. 

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Raqqa Op on Hold: Trump like Putin Refuses More Troops for Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

Trump like Putin is refusing to allocate more troops to Syria.

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New Saudi-UAE Bases Defend Strategic Waters against Iranian Navy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

Iran heats up the race for control of the region’s waters.

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US Tomahawk cruise missiles for ISIS-Sinai HQ
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2017

The US Mediterranean fleet is moving into position ready for a decision to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles for a crushing assault on the Islamic State’s mountain strongholds in central Sinai, debkafile reports. 
 

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Even If Large-Scale US Forces Can Beat ISIS – It Won’t Be Swift
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

Along with the deployment of US troops, Trump needs to establish a Sunni Arab front.

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The US Military Is Still Working with Iranian Guards Officers in Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2017

Disentangling US and Iranian cooperation in Iraq will be a major hurdle.

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US-Iran Dispute: Hot Rhetoric and Calculated Restraint
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Trump and Khamenei were careful not to tip their feud over the brink at this stage.

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Why Did the Raqqa Offensive Never Take off? For Four Good Reasons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

The Kurdish-Arab force has meanwhile been stopped in its tracks.

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Old Petraeus Team’s Leading Lights Join Trump’s NSC in Key Posts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Two are colonels who helped draw up his surge plan which turned the tide in Iraq.

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Surprise Zigzag: Trump and Saudi King Agree to Test Iran on Détente - First
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017

Last attempt to bring Iran round from aggression to dialogue and saved from US punishment.

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Trump’s Landmark Decision to Join Forces with Russia – First in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017

The US and Russia will start their collaboration in Syria to test how it works for other places.

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Crossed Wires in Trump Administration over First US-Russian Air Sortie in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017

The Pentagon denied military collaboration after it went ahead in Syria.

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