A former director of the Central Intelligence Agency recently stated that the intelligence community in the U.S. has a perfect record of identifying future threats: "We have never been right". The one thing we know nothing about is the future. … [Read more...] about What Should Israel Worry About?
Left: Two insurgents in Iraq with SA-7b and SA-14 MANPADS. Courtesy of U.S. Department of Homeland Security What crashed the Russian Airbus A321 in the Sinai Peninsula is yet to be determined. The British Telegraph reported an ISIS "bomb plot was … [Read more...] about MANPADS Threats To Civilian Aviation
“Taiwan is part of China is a sacred mission for all the sons and daughters of China” - Yu Zhengsheng, fourth-ranked leader of the Communist Party of China, Oct. 23, 2015. If there was any doubt that Taiwan is the first democratic state in the long … [Read more...] about Taiwan’s Democracy Needs U.S. Arms*
U.S. Does Not Condemn Palestinian Violence - Rachel Ehrenfeld - The White House latest condemnation of the escalating violence in Jerusalem is akin to that issued by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Both are talking from both sides of … [Read more...] about Weekly Review, October 5-9, 2015
A Russian army pilot poses at a cockpit of SU-25M jet fighter at Hmeimim airbase in Syria on Oct 3 2015. (Alexander Kots, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Photo via AP) Russia is back in the Middle East in a wholesale fashion signing huge aircraft sales … [Read more...] about Russia’s Return to the Middle East*
Europe’s refugee crisis a warning to Israel - Norman A. Bailey - There are certain situations that do not lend themselves to any reasonable solution which will fulfill all the objectives of the actors in the drama. The tidal wave of political and … [Read more...] about Weekly Review, September 7-11, 2015
Left: Syria has reportedly received six MiG-31"Foxhound" interceptor aircraft from Russia, although there has so far been no official confirmation of this. Source: Russian Air Force With Pres. Obama’s self admission that the U.S. has no Syria … [Read more...] about Russians facing up to a Syrian climax?
Left: TEHRAN (FNA) - Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan stressed plans to powerfully continue manufacturing different modern weapons and equipment to increase the country’s deterrence power. Summary It is … [Read more...] about After Vienna: Three Scenarios for Likely Confrontation with Iran*
ISIS: “We Are on Our Way to Rome” - Rachel Ehrenfeld - While officials of the countries fighting ISIS meet in different cities around the world to try to figure out how best to fight it and its...continue... No High Level Military Participation in … [Read more...] about Weekly Review, July 27-31, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the administration's agreement with Iran, July 28, 2015. (Pic credit, M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO). Mike Huckabee is almost right. The Iran agreement will not “take … [Read more...] about Mike Huckabee is Almost Right