Source: Hindustan Times By Shishir Gupta In a bid to substantially enhance India’s so-called stand-off weapon capabilities, the Trump administration in the United States has agreed to supply long endurance high-altitude surveillance armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), which are capable of hunting and destroying targets across seas and over land borders. Indian and US diplomatic… Continue reading US GOVERNMENT AGREES TO SUPPLY PREDATOR DRONES TO INDIA
Sourced: Rand By Ahmet S. Yayla and Colin P. Clarke The decline of the Islamic State, nearly four years after its emergence, was the result of an aggressive military campaign to combat the group spearheaded primarily by the United States. That has not stopped Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu from writing an article… Continue reading HOW ANKARA’S ACTIONS CONTRADICT ITS CLAIMS OF OPPOSING ISIS
Sourced: AEI By Michael Rubin It was the stuff of nationalist drivel and mad conspiracy, but in Turkey it was an instant best-seller. Almost 15 years ago, Turkish novelists Orkun Ucar and Burak Turna penned a thriller titled Metal Storm, which describes a U.S.-Turkey war in which the United States occupies Istanbul, a Turkish agent… Continue reading COULD THE U.S AND TURKEY GO TO WAR ?
Sourced: The National Interest By Dave Majumdar The United States, together with France and Great Britain, is considering launching a military strike against the Syrian government for an alleged chemical weapons attack on the town of Douma. The three governments have promised to retaliate for the chemical attack on the Syrian rebels despite the fact… Continue reading HERE’S HOW TRUMP COULD STRIKE SYRIA
Sourced: The National Interest By Gonul Tol The tension between Turkey and the United States appeared to have diminished after the outgoing Secretary Rex Tillerson’s visit to Turkey in February. The two countries had been at loggerheads over a number of issues, particularly U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, seen as terrorists by… Continue reading TURKEY PREPARES FOR A POMPEO PROBLEM
Sourced: The National Interest By Daniel L. Davis On March 1, the State Department authorized the sale of 210 Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded the sale because she said it shows the United States is “serious about protecting the interests of our… Continue reading WHAT DOES USA GAIN BY ARMING UKRAINE?
Sourced: Defense One By Thomas Wright In August of last year, days before he was forced out of the White House, Steve Bannon gave an unusual interview to Robert Kuttner, a journalist at The American Prospect. The article made headlines because Bannon tore into his rivals, especially Gary Cohn, and in a progressive magazine no… Continue reading TRUMP RISKS TRADING AWAY THE US-SOUTH KOREAN ALLIANCE
Sourced : The Washington Post By David Ignatius Talking with Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of American troops in the Middle East, is a paradoxical reminder of the limits of U.S. military power to determine political outcomes. American bombs helped destroy the Islamic State in Syria, but they can’t stitch the rag doll of the… Continue reading THE U.S ALLIANCE WITH TURKEY JUST LUNGED TOWARD THE BREAKING POINT
Sourced : Reuters By Arshad Mohammed, Idrees Ali The key U.S. question about Turkey’s offensive in northwestern Syria is whether Ankara pushes on from Afrin to Manbij, where U.S. forces and their allies against the Islamic State militant group are on the ground, U.S. officials said on Monday. Turkey shelled targets in northwest Syria on… Continue reading AS U.S LOOKS TO REIN IN TURKISH OFFENSIVE, MANBIJ IS KEY
Sourced : New York Times By Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt, Thomas Gibbos-Neff, and John Ismay Across the military, officers and troops are quietly preparing for a war they hope will not come. At Fort Bragg in North Carolina last month, a mix of 48 Apache gunships and Chinook cargo helicopters took off in an exercise… Continue reading U.S MILITARY QUIETLY PREPARES FOR A LAST RESORT : WAR WITH NORTH KOREA