5 articles tagged "US military buildup"
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North Korean missile launch possibly sabotaged
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 16, 2017

A North Korean ballistic missile exploded seconds after it was launched Sunday, April 16, from a site near the port city of Sinpo. debkafile picks the four most likely methods the Americans may have applied to thwart the launch:

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No ICBMS able to reach US in NKorean parade
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 15, 2017

The war tensions over North Korea ebbed slightly Saturday, April 15, when the military parade in Pyongyang marking the 105th anniversary of its founding father Kim Il-sung passed without displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the US. His grandson, Kim Jong-un  has not given the threatened order for North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, although it may still be imminent.
 

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Turkish tanks deployed in Syria
With Turks out, Raqqa operation is short of tanks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 1, 2017

Except for one missing factor, the United States is in advanced preparations for the operation to oust the Islamic State from Raqqa, its Syrian stronghold, as Mission Mosul winds down in Iraq. Tuesday, March 28, a large convoy of trucks, with the KRG numbers plates of the semiautonomous Kurdish government of Iraq, crossed into Syria at the Semalka border post. But without the Turkish army, the operation is short of tanks.

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Tayyip Erdogan's U-turn on Syria
US troop buildup in Jordan after Turkey shuts US-NATO arms corridor to Syrian rebels
DEBKAfile Special Report June 22, 2013

The US decision to upgrade Syrian rebel weaponry has run into a major impediment. debkafile reveals that Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan informed President Barack Obama Wednesday, June 19, of his sudden decision to shut down the Turkish corridor for the transfer of US and NATO arms to the Syrian rebels. This will leave the Syrian rebels fighting in Aleppo virtually high and dry. Against this background, the US President decided Friday, June 22, to deploy another 700 combat-equipped American military personnel in Jordan.

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Military Planners on Iran: A Second Strike Will Count More than a First
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2012

US, Iranian and Israel planners have moved past discussion on whether Israel can be prevented from attacking Iran before the November election and are now talking about their various versions of a second strike option, which all agree will be more devastating than the first.

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