11 articles tagged "Gen. James Mattis"
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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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Russia and Iran Secretly Connive to Promote Taliban
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

They seek to undermine the Afghan government and NATO ops against ISIS.

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Mosul offensive folds, waiting now for Trump
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2016

There is no chance of the Mosul offensive scoring a victory before Barack Obama quits the White House next month. Altogether 54,000 Iraqi troops and 5,000 US servicemen – supported by 90 warplanes and 150 heavy artillery pieces - were invested in the Mosul campaign when it was launched in October. They proved unable to beat 9,000 jihadists. 

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Gen. James Mattis in Kabul
Marine Gen James Mattis is next US Defense Secy
DEBKAfile Special Report December 2, 2016

Retired Marine General James Mattis, 66, whom President-elect Donald Trump has picked as his secretary of defense, is famous for his rough-and-tough stance toward America’s adversaries.  

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