580 articles tagged "US"
Obama’s “Turkish Headache” Holds up the Operation to Liberate Raqqa
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

If the Kurds take the lead, they risk being hit in the back by the Turkish army.

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US on alert for terror strikes around elections
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 4, 2016

The FBI has warned officials in New York, Texas and Virginia about possible al Qaeda or ISIS attacks in the run-up to Election Day on Nov. 8. No specific locations were mentioned. However, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates airports, tunnels and bridges around New York City, are continuing "a high level of patrols." The warning comes a day after the debkafile report of a terror threat possibly timed for the US election.

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China Creates Regional anti-ISIS Lineup without US, Australia and Japan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

ISIS is finding fertile ground in Southeast Asia for relocating from the Middle East.

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No Iranian Puppet, New Lebanese President Surprises by Open Door to Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

Appoints sons-in-law as Army Commander and Party Leader.

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Erdogan Wants a Turkish Enclave to Span Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

This would pre-empt Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish independence aspirations.

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Iran’s Tel Afar op is in sync with Russia in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 30, 2016

The pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite drive to capture Tel Afar, 55 km from Mosul in western Iraq, was designed less to complete the encirclement of the Islamists in Mosul and more to forge a link in the land bridge Tehran aspires to build to give its Revolutionary Guards free passage to Hizballah and the Shiite groups fighting for Bashar Assad in Syria. This is reported by debkafile’s military and intelligence sources.

 

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The Kurds Suddenly Opt out of Mosul Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

Their leaders refuse to let troops be cannon fodder for US, Iraqi interests.

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Russia Beats Sanctions, Obtains French Helicopter Carriers for $1
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

And beat Western sanctions by a scam with French, Egyptian, Saudi connivance.

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Comparing the US-led Mosul Operation with Russia’s Intervention in Aleppo
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

The US-led operation to liberate Mosul went haywire in its first week.

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Tehran will fight Turkey’s role in Mosul operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2016

The involvement of Turkish special operations, armored and artillery forces in support of the Kurdish Peshmerga battle to drive ISIS out of Bashiqa, 12 south of Mosul, marks a pivotal moment in the US-led coalition’s anti-ISIS offensive to free Iraq’s second city. The entire Mosul operation hangs in the balance. Instead of fighting ISIS, the coalition’s partners are squaring off to fight each other.

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Iranian radar in Yemen hit by US Tomahawks
Iran’s 34th fleet faces US flotilla opposite Yemen
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis October 14, 2016

Iran’s Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced Thursday, Oct. 13, that the Iranian 34th Fleet had deployed warships to the Bab al-Mandeb strait opposite the shores of Yemen. 

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Obama set for Mosul battle, leaves Aleppo to Putin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 8, 2016

Obama hopes to complete the Mosul offensive before the end of December and incorporate this victory in his legacy. The Syrian town of Aleppo can go by the board. He leaves it to putin to recover for Assad.

 

 

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Iran Fights for Control of Key Bab Al-Mandeb Strait with C-802 Missiles Fired by Yemeni Proxy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016

Supplied C-802 anti-ship missiles to Yemeni insurgents for blocking Red Sea routes to world shipping.

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The US and Russia Put out Identical Disinformation for Opposite Goals in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016

Obama uses this tool to evade military action, while Putin flexes muscles.

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NSA mole took codes targeting US cyber enemies
DEBKAfile Special Report October 6, 2016

Harold Martin's admission revealed that valuable sources of human intelligence (humint) and signal intelligence (sigint) had been compromised and assets were in danger of elimination.

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Assange vs Clinton: No threat or Chinese torture?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 4, 2016

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange exploded the bubble of widely touted leaks for upending the US election at his videoconference in Berlin Tuesday, Oct. 4, by a strangely anemic appearance. There were no revelations only vague promises of a million leaked documents on the US election, three governments, oil and Google. 

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Shimon Peres is laid to rest in Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Special Report September 30, 2016

World lealders gathered in Jerusalem Friday, Sept. 30, for the funeral of Shimon Peres, twice prime minister, minister in 12 governments and member of the Knesset for half a century, Peres crowned his long career as Israel’s ninth president from 2007 to 2014. He died aged 93, the last of Israel's founding fathers..

 

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US, Russia on brink of military showdown in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2016

There is a sense in Washington and Moscow alike that a military showdown between the US and Russia is inevitable – direct this time, not through proxies.

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US Air Strikes on ISIS Chemical Weapons Plants in Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016

The early US-ISIS confrontation ahead of the Mosul offensive focuses on chemical warfare.

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Iran gains Mediterranean bases in Italy and Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 25, 2016

Israel is again urged by Washington to update and enlarge its war fleet to catch up with the rapidly changing conditions opposite its shores, where Russia, Iran and Egypt are building up bigger and better armadas.

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