DEBKAfile Special Report March 6, 2010, 2:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Western powers are scrapping tough measures incorporated in the original motion they drafted for a UN Security Council sanctions resolution against
debkafile reports: By the time it is tabled, the resolution will be toothless as an instrument for holding back
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2010, 11:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Obama administration does not propose to let Bashar Assad go scot free for publicly poking fun at America as he stood side by side with the Iranian president. Syrian ambassador Imad Moustapha was left guessing about the shape of the punishment to come.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2010, 12:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Obama administration fell for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's tactics and suspended its drive for tough, speedy sanctions, DEBKA-Net-Weekly discloses, with a blow-by-blow account of how the process played out.
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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2010, 2:00 AM (GMT+02:00)
Pakistan turned its back on its US ally and conspired with the Afghan Taliban's Mullah Omar to get rid of his military commander Mullah Baradar who was open to talks with the Americans.
DEBKAfile Special Report February 24, 2010, 10:38 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's intelligence and counter-terror sources rate Rigi's capture one of Iranian intelligence's biggest coups and a stinging setback for Western undercover operations against the Islamic regime in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 12, 2010, 9:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
How they cooperate is still moot. But Israel is preparing to face the music from Hizballah in the North, Hamas in the South and Syria in the northeast. Egypt secures the passage of Israeli warships through Suez, is conspicuously eager to join any US-Israeli action against Iran.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 8, 2010, 2:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Obama administration's decision last week to boost its military presence in the Gulf and supply its Arab allies with tens of billions of new weapons is a bid to win the galloping arms race with Iran and mark out American spheres of influence and contain Iran's drive for regional hegemony - whether or not it attains a nuclear weapon.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2010, 1:14 AM (GMT+02:00)
In a sharp policy reversal, Barack Obama has picked up the old
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2010, 1:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
The malfunction of
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 29, 2010, 10:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
Secret trips by CIA director Leon Panetta to Cairo and Jerusalem Thursday night signaled Washington's decision to expand US military intervention in Yemen to smash al Qaeda's strongholds in that country. Yemen is unfortunately beset by two more wars.
DEBKAfile Special Report January 24, 2010, 12:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a new audio message aired by Al Jazeera TV Sunday, Jan. 24, Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the Dec. 25 attempt to blow up an airliner bound for
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 22, 2010, 12:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Libyan ruler has long been angling for United States acceptance as an intelligence partner in the war on al Qaeda. A deal was struck with the Obama administration last September, providing a flow of intelligence input from Tripoli and for turning Libyan ex-jihadists into double agents.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2010, 11:57 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran is more ready than before to go back to the negotiating table and buy enriched uranium abroad because of technological glitches in its enrichment processing. China is not averse to cooling the crisis climate surrounding Iran's nuclear program.
DEBKAfile Special Report January 9, 2010, 6:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two men were arrested Friday, Jan. 8, suspected of being accomplices of Naijubullah Zazi, who was charged with a plot to bomb
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 7, 2010, 7:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Special Report January 6, 2010, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2010, 3:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
US official spokesmen have stepped up their rhetoric against al Qaeda in Yemen but do not have the manpower resources to open another anti-terror warfront in addition to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and to a lesser degree Somalia, debkafile's Washington sources report.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 29, 2009, 12:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
The failure of Lagos and Amsterdam airport security to detect the explosives the Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab carried aboard two flights on Christmas Day was a side-effect of US intelligence policy-makers' flawed approach to al Qaeda. Until the agencies which fell down on the tasks of thwarting and combating terror are overhauled and change their approach, Americans will continue to be caught napping.
DEBKAfile Special Report December 27, 2009, 1:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
If Reid goes down in terror history as "the shoe bomber", Abdulmuttallab may be remembered as the Rich Jihadi, the son of a wealthy Nigerian banker and ex-minister, the second millionaire-terrorist to follow in the footsteps of the first, Osama bin Laden.
Abdulmuttallab admitted to links with al Qaeda and receiving the explosives in
This contradicts earlier US attempts to play down the incident by claiming he was a loner.