27 articles tagged "military operation"
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Barack Obama and Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Putin Keeps Crimea under Sanctions, the West Keeps Bankrupt Kiev and a Whopping Aid Bill
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 13, 2014, 11:45 PM (GMT+02:00)

The last Western hope for averting the Crimean referendum Sunday and a major showdown between the two world powers rested with Chancellor Angela Merkel. But even she failed to sway Putin.

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Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani
Obama plans to Spring His Nuclear Accord with Iran as a Surprise
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2013, 11:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

Obama, while pretending to be dissatisfied with Iran’s nuclear concessions, accelerates the wording of a draft nuclear deal with Iran via Russia and prepares to spring it on the world as a big surprise.

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US, NATO, Israel, Turkey and Jordan Gird up for Syria Operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 29, 2013, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

Before ending his Middle East trip, Barack Obama finalized with Israeli, Turkish and Jordanian leaders his plans for a US-led military intervention in Syria to liquidate its chemical and biological arsenals.

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Syrian soldiers kitted up for chemical warfare
Joint US, NATO, Israeli strike awaits Syria
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly March 26, 2013, 12:30 PM (GMT+02:00)

 

The latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly out Friday expands on its disclosure of last week that during his visit to Israel, US President Barack Obama struck a deal with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for military action against Syrian chemical weapons. The new issue fleshed out that core decision with exclusive revelations on NATO’s role in setting up the expedition, its participants, targets and ramifications, including likely responses by Moscow and Tehran.
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New Findings on Secret Israeli Fleet of In-Flight Refueling Planes and Advanced Bunker-Busters
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 5, 2012, 12:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

The special report commissioned by the Congressional research center on a possibly Israel strike against Iran has some spectacular new findings which debunk the Obama administration’s conventional wisdom on Israel’s capacity. For instance, Israel would only need one-third of its air force to strike Iran.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
A Widening Gap on Iran between Obama & Netanyahu
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 5, 2012, 12:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

Mistrust between Washington and Jerusalem is gaining. Israel suspects that the big US-led Hormuz multinational exercise aimed more at stopping it attacking Iran than defending the Strait of Hormuz.

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Military Planners on Iran: A Second Strike Will Count More than a First
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2012, 12:17 AM (GMT+02:00)

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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Why Obama’s chances of holding Israel back from Iran are fading
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly September 4, 2012, 5:43 PM (GMT+02:00)

The big guns the Obama administration is firing in its dogged battle to head off an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear program may be hitting an impenetrable wall. The dynamic of this titanic contest is explored in the latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly out last Friday, with a rundown of the military preparations set in motion by the US, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, the UAEA, Iran, Hizballah and Israel itself.
Don’t miss this and more exclusives: Which country is giving Iran its most powerful sanctions-beating mechanism?

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If Israel attacks Iran, US Mid East bases will pay dear – Nasrallah
DEBKAfile Special Report September 4, 2012, 9:57 AM (GMT+02:00)

Cutting through the US-Israeli debate over where to put “red lines” for Iran, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Monday night, Sept. 3 that Iran would hit US bases in the Middle East in response to any Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities, even if the Americans were not involved in the attack. debkafile: Iran should have enough 20-percent enriched uranium for a bomb by next month. So Tehran expects an Israeli attack before the Nov. 6 US presidential election and has laid down its own red line for war.

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Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
Clinton Leads Big Guns Pushing for US Military Intervention in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2012, 12:04 AM (GMT+02:00)

Hillary Clinton leads a powerful State Department and Pentagon faction pushing for US military intervention in Syria. It is beginning to take effect. Obama called British and French leaders to tie up the ends of the assignment for small special operations teams to go into Syria and secure chemical ...

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US Hornet F/A-18
Would US military intervention in Syria stop Israeli strike on Iran?
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly August 22, 2012, 10:34 AM (GMT+02:00)

A powerful US administration faction is pushing hard for military intervention in Syria now. It argues the time is ripe and fast action would have the added value of delaying an Israeli strike against Iran. Jumping into the fray, the latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly out last Friday judged the strength of the anti-interventionists surrounding President Barack Obama. Their only concession was the president’s threat this week to Bashar Assad against using chemical and biological weapons.
So how close is America to a military operation in Syria?
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Netanyahu and Barak hold the key to Iran attack.
US-Israeli deal on Iran? No Israeli strike now if Obama pledged a spring attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2012, 2:37 PM (GMT+02:00)

The White House this week scrambled to reconnect with Jerusalem after the Obama administration realized Israel was seriously contemplating a military operation against Iran’s nuclear program this fall - notwithstanding the heavy opposition guns aimed at it at home and from Washington. As Israel embarked on home front defense measures, Obama asked what it would take to hold Israel back before the Nov. 6 US presidential election. The answer: A solemn, binding US guarantee to strike Iran next spring - plus weapons upgrades.

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US Massive Ordnance Penetrator
Getting set for Iran war
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly July 31, 2012, 7:04 PM (GMT+02:00)

US, Israeli, Saudi and Iranian war preparations are on fast forward, as the coming issue of DEBKA-Net-Weekly discloses in detail next Friday. All their leaders face agonizing decisions in the weeks ahead. US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is on a tour of inspection to make sure US Middle East military forces are ready for an operation against Iran. Its timeline is now pared down to weeks because Iran's ongoing mega-fortifications threaten to make its nuclear facilities indestructible - even by American super-weapons.
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US B-2 heavy stealth bomber - key aircraft for Iran strike
Aviation Week: Obama may use Assad’s fall to disguise Iran strike
DEBKAfile Special Report June 30, 2012, 10:30 AM (GMT+02:00)

Aviation Week reports: “Evidence is mounting that the US defense community and the Obama administration view 2013 as the likely window for a bombing attack on Iran’s nuclear and missile facilities.” The chaos of the Syrian government’s fall could be used “to disguise such an attack,” the journal suggests. “The tools…are all operational.” Friday night, top US and Russian diplomats failed to bridge differences on Syria ahead of a UN-sponsored Action Group parley in Geneva. Military preparations are building up for an attack on Syria.
 

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F-22 Raptors
Saudis Preparing for US to Strike Iran in October
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 28, 2012, 11:38 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Saudi royal house has set preparations in motion for a US attack on Iran in October. Its military is organizing defenses of government and oil terminals, as well as a counter-offensive if attacked by Iran. A new oil pipeline bypasses the Strait of Hormuz.

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British special forces on field mission
British forces in Syria, Assad presidential compound said under attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 26, 2012, 11:59 AM (GMT+02:00)

Unconfirmed first reports from British, French and Turkish sources say British special forces crossed from Turkey into northern Syria Tuesday, May 26, advancing up to 10 kilometers inside the country. Those sources also report heavy fighting around the Republican Guards compound guarding Bashar Assad's palace on Mount Qaisoun overlooking Damascus. This two-pronged assault on the Assad regime, if confirmed, began at the end of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Israel. It challenges his repeated objections to foreign intervention.

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Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz
Turkey and Saudis Chart Joint Syria Campaign - Possibly in Sync with Potential Israeli Strike on Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2012, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

 

Saudi Arabia and Turkey agree to set up a joint command for coordinating preparations for a combined invasion of Syria and the creation of buffer zones protected by their air forces. Ankara is putting pressure on NATO to help defend Turkish borders against Iranian reprisal. Both partners ...

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama
Obama Estimates July-August, Netanyahu Projects Early May
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2012, 12:06 AM (GMT+02:00)

Obama and Netanyahu narrowed the gap between their timetables for attacking Iran to three months – between May and August. In July they meet again – possibly in Israel - for another shared intelligence update and reassessment.

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Barack Obama
Will the US and Israel Strike Iran Separately or Together?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2012, 12:06 AM (GMT+02:00)

 

Barack Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu have both appointed trusted commanders to take charge of preparations for their respective attacks on Iran: Adm. William McRaven, head of US Special Operations Command-SOCOM and Israel’s Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Ido Nehushtan. Whether they led joint operations or act separately ...

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Binyamin Netanyahu
A Slogan Born of Lingering Distrust of America’s Intentions on Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2012, 12:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

 

The slogan “Israel must be master of its fate” was born of the intelligence reaching Binyamin Netanyahu that Washington had promised Tehran to restrain Israel from an attack on its nuclear sites behind his back. At that point he resolved not to give Obama a heads-up on ...

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