05/19/2022

Caroline Glick : Israel and Global Affairs

Since President Biden took office in January 2021, the world has seen dramatic shifts in international affairs and alliances.  From the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, our allies and foes alike are reassessing geopolitical security strategies that have a far greater impact than anyone could have imagined just 18 months ago.  As the Biden administration continues its desperate attempt to re-enter the dangerous Iranian nuclear deal while also re-engaging with Palestinian terrorists who incite internal chaos and threaten violence in Israel, our most important ally on the frontlines of these international conflicts finds itself, once […]
05/18/2022

Democrats Want to Give the Bomb to Iran

In This Week’s Episode, Ellie Cohanim Sits With Matthew Foldi, The 25-Year-Old Jew Running For Congress In The 6th District Of Maryland. If he wins, he will be the youngest member of the House of Representatives. They discuss why he is running, what issues are important to him and his district, Biden’s wrong-headed foreign policy, rising anti-Semitism and why he feels that the current US government is failing the American people.
05/18/2022

How an Ex-IDF Soldier is Equipping Israeli Citizens for Defense 

On this episode of Insights: Israel & the Middle East, host Mati Shoshani speaks with Ran Cohen, president and founder of SDR Academy. Ran turned his extensive IDF military experience and PTSD into a concise human intelligence method that detects terror or crime before the event happens. Hear from Dr. Nir Boms, researcher fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University & at the International Center for Counter-Terrorism in Hertzliya.
05/16/2022

HOLDING THE STRATEGIC GROUND  

An in-depth interview by Dr. Martin Sherman of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) with Maj-Gen. (res.) Gershon HaCohen, on the significance of territory in modern warfare. Before concluding his career as the Commander of the Northern Corps of the IDF, Major General Hacohen held various positions, including Commander of the IDF Colleges, Head of Training & Doctrine Division in the General Staff, Reserve Division Commander of the Northern Command and Commander of the 7th Brigade of the IDF Armor Division. Israel Institute for Strategic Studies  
05/16/2022

SYRIAN SITE HIT BY ISRAEL : SATELLITE IMAGES REVEAL COMPLETE DESTRUCTION 

The strikes on Friday, May 13, 2022, on Masyaf area were the second alleged Israeli strike on Syria for as many days, after missiles purportedly launched at a point just across the border from Israel in the early hours of Wednesday. Per the Syria’s state news agency, at least five persons were killed, and seven others were wounded in an alleged Israeli bombardment in the northwestern Masyaf province. Six people were killed, according to some other reports in the country, all crew members of a Pantsir air defense system who attempted to shoot down the alleged Israeli missiles. Syria’s government […]
05/15/2022

Littoral Combat Ships are Breaking Apart at Sea

” Jeremy Covelli As a Marine Engineer myself, I never understood how the Navy approved this design. This fake trimaran design (One hull and two wet sponsons) is terrible for many, many reasons. I suspect the problem here is that the hull is actually too stiff (too strong) and doesn’t have enough flex in the “bridge” that connects the hull to the sponsons. When the sponson comes out of the water, the entire weight it caries pushes down and is put on that hull to bridge connection (I call it the armpit) where it’s cracking. Then when it hits a […]
05/15/2022

Transfer Of Russian-Made Weapons To Hezbollah

“It is highly likely that the Russians have enabled the transfer of Russian surface-to-air missile defenses to Hezbollah, such as the SA-8, SA-17 and SA-22, as well as the [advanced anti-ship cruise missile] the Yakhont,”  The Russian-made P-800 Oniks/Yakhont missiles pose a significant threat and are considered to be the most advanced type of weapons in its category in the world. A nuclear cable cruise missile. It flies at a low altitude over the waves and can reach Mach 2 to Mach 3 speeds (up to three times the speed of sound, making it a supersonic missile). LINK TO NEWS […]
05/13/2022

Extremism and Illicit Trade in East Africa

Illicit trade networks in East Africa are intimately connected to zones of political instability in neighboring countries, such as Somalia, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as northern Mozambique. The conflicts in these regions are sustained by a two-way traffic of illicit goods with East Africa. This report demonstrably reveals that illicit trade has also become the principal financier of extremism, funder of criminal enterprises and breeder of corruption in both East Africa and its surrounding regions. LINK FOR FULL REPORT   
05/13/2022

Habithonistim – Israel’s Defense & Security Forum

Brig-Gen. (res) Amir Avivi, founder of Habithonistim (IDSF), in an interview with Dr. Martin Sherman, of the Israel Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), on the founding rationale, the formation, and future objectives of his organization
05/13/2022

Iran Nuclear Talks Update 5/12

jinsa.org jinsa.orghttps://jinsa.org/iran-talks-status/The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) is dedicated to educating Congressional,military and civilian national security decision-makers on American defense and strategic interests,primarily in the Middle East, the cornerstone of which is a robust U.S.-Israeli security cooperation.JINSA believes that a strong American military and national security posture is the best guarantor ofpeace and the survival of our values and civilization.May 12, 2022Iran Nuclear Talks Update• Negotiations over a new Iran nuclear deal remain paused as the European Union’s leadnegotiator, Enrique Mora, is in Tehran this week to meet with Iranian negotiator AliBagheri-Kani and seek a “middle way” […]
05/12/2022

Iran Satellite Spies on US Military Base in Bahrain

The mission of the satellite is reconnaissance,” according to Iran’s state-controlled press, which published color photographs of the U.S. Navy installation. The satellite was placed into orbit by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’s (IRGC) aerospace division. The IRGC is primarily responsible for arming militants and conducting terror attacks on U.S. outposts in the region, including most notably in Iraq. Iran’s Noor-2 satellite publicly released on Tuesday an image that it says is of a U.S. Navy base in Bahrain ARTICLE LINK VIDEO: IRGC Aerospace’s Noor-2 satellite’s 1st color video NOUR-2 which is a remote-sensing/reconnaissance satellite, can take highly accurate images from the earth. […]
05/11/2022

Harvard Stands With The Terrorists

Following the Harvard Crimson’s adoption of the BDS movement and its goal of Israel’s annihilation, and in the face of a new act of barbarous jihad by ax-wielding Palestinian terrorists, in the week’s Mideast News Hour, Caroline Glick talks with professor Avi Bell of Bar-Ilan University and Dan Diker of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. They discuss the escalation of the political war against Israel, what stands behind it, and what Israel and Diaspora Jewry must do to fight back effectively.
05/10/2022

Hypersonic Weapons: Background and Issues for US Congress

The United States has actively pursued the development of hypersonic weapons—maneuvering weapons that fly at speeds of at least Mach 5—as a part of its conventional prompt global strike program since the early 2000s. In recent years, the United States has focused such efforts on developing hypersonic glide vehicles, which are launched from a rocket before gliding to a target, and hypersonic cruise missiles, which are powered by high-speed, air-breathing engines during flight. As former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former Commander of U.S. Strategic Command General John Hyten has stated, these weapons could enable “responsive, […]
05/10/2022

Biden Hands $5 Million to Radical Islamic Charities in 2021

The Biden administration handed out over $5.1 million in grants and contracts to radical organizations during 2021, including over $1.5 million to a network under scrutiny from federal agencies for its ties to overseas terrorist organizations, the Middle East Forum (MEF) has uncovered. Article Link
05/10/2022

Exposing The Myth Of The Arab Demographic Time Bomb

American-Israel Demographic Research Group (AIDRG) the Ettinger report This new 5-minute-video, based on a 17-year-old research, exposing the myth of “the Arab demographic time bomb” and highlighting the Jewish demographic momentum Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger is the Executive Director of “Second Thought: A US – Israel Initiative,” a foundation dedicated to education through out-of-the-box thinking on US-Israel relations, Middle East affairs, the Palestinian issue, Jewish-Arab demographics, etc. On my YouTube channel and other outlets mentioned below, you will find the 40-video seminar in English on: US-Israel relations, Iran, the Palestinian issue, Jewish-Arab demographics, etc.
05/10/2022

Does Israel Face a Palestinian Demographic Time Bomb?

In 2015, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics stated that, by 2020, higher Palestinian birthrates and low Jewish immigration, would mean Palestinians outnumbering Jews living west of the Jordan River. Is this now the case? How many Palestinians actually live on the West Bank? What implications do these population numbers have?
05/10/2022

Countering Iran’s Regional Strategy : A Long-Term, Comprehensive Approach

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05/07/2022

Tucker: We are at war with Russia, whether or not Congress has declared it

Good evening and welcome to “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Yesterday morning, Joe Biden’s secretary of state, a man called Tony Blinken, went on to the Sunday show over at CBS News to announce new policy toward Russia. Going forward, Blinken explained, the Biden administration will use Poland as a cutout to send fighter jets to the government of Ukraine. Those jets will be used to fight the Russian military. Blinken announced this in a calm, even tone that suggested this was conventional procedure, business as usual, nothing to worry about, just another weekend at the State Department. But in fact, it’s […]
05/07/2022

Neoconservatives Are Setting Up the World for Nuclear War

The success of Washington’s perception war and saturation of the CNN/Fox airwaves with condemnation of Russia could lead to hopes that a false flag nuclear event would bring down Putin’s government.  A new Yeltsin installed would return Russia to Washington’s control and leave China, alone, as the next target.  Such an event is not a fantasy.  It is an expression of Stone’s understanding of the neoconservatives commitment to Washington’s hegemony.  Biden officials have made it clear that they are at war with Russia, using Ukraine as a proxy, with the goal of exhausting Russia into weakness and disposing of Putin.   ARTICLE LINK  
05/03/2022

Fed Gov Insider Reveals Suspected Terrorists Walk Freely in US 

Project Veritas The video includes never-before-seen footage of current Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [USCIS], Ur Jaddou, touting the Biden administration’s efforts to expedite the adjudication process of Afghanistan refugees. USCIS is a division within the Department of Homeland Security. In the footage, Jaddou appears to be giving a speech to other government employees saying, “I am so proud. So, so proud, of what we were capable of doing and what we did in Operation Allies Welcome. Thousands of our Afghan allies paroled into the United States swiftly received employment authorization.” She goes on to add that the agency is […]
05/02/2022

Kim Jong Un Documentary

Examining the mind of Kim Jong Un, we explore the unpredictable leader as he forges a future for his country while maintaining control of its people. An intimate archive takes us inside the Kim family including his ascendant sister, and with an exclusive interview with a duped assassin we learn how Kim arranged the assassination of his half-brother in an audacious airport attack.
05/02/2022

How Ukraine Won the First Phase of the War

05/02/2022

CHINESE ESPIONAGE AGAINST AMERICA STEALS UP TO $600 BILLION A YEAR

05/01/2022

Iran Unveils Kheibar-Shekan Ballistic Missile

According an 30 April 2022 article in Tehran Times, “ Iran Unveils World’s Longest-Range Tactical Ballistic Missile” , the IRGC claims the ballistic missile has a range of  1,450 km or 900 miles. The Kheibar was given its first public display, unveiled during the Quds Day march in Tehran April 30, 2022. Twitter, Iran State News Feed Video   Kheibar-Shekan or ‘Khyber Shekhan’ The missile, whose name appears to be a warning to Israel, was unveiled in February 2019 but this is the first time it’s been put on public display. From Janes 10 FEBRUARY 2019 Iran Unveils Kheibar Shekan […]
05/01/2022

Russian Trained Dolphins Deployed To Ukraine War 

Trained Russian Navy Dolphins are Protecting Black Sea Naval Base, Satellite Photos Show By: H I Sutton April 27, 2022 3:58 PM
05/01/2022

The Insane Engineering of the Javelin

The world’s premier shoulder-fired anti-armor system, Javelin takes the fight to the enemy. Javelin automatically guides itself to the target after launch, allowing the gunner to take cover and avoid counterfire. Soldiers or Marines can reposition immediately after firing, or reload to engage another threat. Using an arched top-attack profile, Javelin climbs above its target for improved visibility and then strikes where the armor is weakest. To fire, the gunner places a cursor over the selected target. The Javelin command launch unit then sends a lock-on-before-launch signal to the missile. With its soft launch design, Javelin can be safely fired […]
05/01/2022

What Ever Happed to China’s Saucer Helicopter ?

The Super Great White Shark armed helicopter is a composite wing-body fusion high-speed helicopter configuration designed for the future digital information battlefield. In the initial stage of its design, it refers to the international excellent and mature helicopter design technologies, such as AH-64 Apache, CH-53 Sea Stallion, and Russian Ka-52, Mi-26. While absorbing their respective advantages, it adopts the internationally popular wing-body fusion (BWB) [blended wing body] design and the former. A new type of high-speed helicopter with [a] conceptual design of propeller blades has been successfully applied in helicopter design.” LINK TO ARTICLE
05/01/2022

China is testing the new generation high speed attack helicopters

04/30/2022

Light Sixth Generation Fighter Concept

04/30/2022

How America Could Build the Best Stealth Fighter in History

If you were put in charge of developing America’s next air superiority fighter—an aircraft purpose-built to dominate the skies over even the most hotly contested warzones of the 21st century—how would you go about doing it? What systems, capabilities and cutting-edge technologies would you build your new fighter around? That’s a question that was actually posed to America’s premier defense contractors in recent years under secretive developmental programs like the Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) and the Navy’s F/A-XX effort. And it’s one we aim to answer in this two-parter. This video covers how to make the stealthiest […]
04/26/2022

Ukraine: 25 Apr List of International Military Aid Report

04/26/2022

Episode 48 Middle East News Hour, Caroline Glick is joined by Ambassador David Friedman

Sledgehammer: How Breaking with the Past Brought Peace to the Middle
04/25/2022

UKRAINE: RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, APRIL 24

Russian offensive operations in eastern Ukraine made minor advances around Severodonetsk on April 24, seizing several small towns and establishing a pontoon bridge across the Krasna River west of Severodonetsk. Russia’s offensive in eastern Ukraine continues to follow the pattern of their operations throughout the war, using small units to conduct dispersed attacks along multiple axes rather than taking the pauses necessary to prepare for decisive operations. Russian forces continued to bombard the remaining Ukrainian defenders in Mariupol’s Azovstal Steel Plant and may be preparing for renewed assaults on the facility, which would likely lead to high Russian casualties. The […]
04/25/2022

Putin Demands Return of Jerusalem Church, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Tensions between Jerusalem and Moscow are rising over the contested Alexander Nevsky Russian church property in Jerusalem’s Old City. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently sent a personal letter to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett demanding Israel immediately hand over control of the church. The issue is one of the latest flashpoints in the increasingly contentious relations between the two countries during the Russian war against Ukraine. Linda Gradstein reports from Jerusalem.  Prime Minister Naftali Bennett must immediately follow through on a promise given to Russia by his predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu, and transfer ownership of a Jerusalem church to Moscow, wrote Vladimir Putin […]
04/25/2022

Switchblade: America’s Suicide Drone Used to Destroy Russian Helicopters

The Switchblade 300 is a small loitering unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used by numerous branches of the US military. Classified more as a direct fire munition than a drone, its compact size makes it ideal for use by smaller units. The UAV made headlines in 2022, after the US government announced it was sending 1,000 Switchblades to Ukraine. The Switchblade is a flying camera robot with an explosive inside. These all-electric machines are weapons that will help find or attack nearby enemies, not far-away ones.  Switchblades come in two sizes: the Switchblade 300 and Switchblade 600. Both can be carried by one person, though the […]
04/25/2022

Antisemitism in Culture | FULL EPISODE | TBN Israel

On this episode of Insights Israel & the Middle East, host Mati Shoshani uncovers what the Christian church is doing to battle antisemitism on an international scale. Hear from: Dr. Robert Rozett, Senior Historian in the International Institute for Holocaust Research, and Sara Granitza, Deputy Director of International Relations Division. Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Founder and President of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center. Nic Lesmeister, Director of the Gateway Center for Israel in Dallas Texas.
04/25/2022

Ukraine: Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment

DETAILED MAPS AT REPORT Russian forces continued their pressure on the Azovstal facility in Mariupol. Russian troops drawn from the retreat from Kyiv are re-entering combat in eastern Ukraine. Russian forces from around Mariupol are redeploying to the vicinity of Donetsk City and are likely to enter combat again soon and without rest or refit. Russia continued conducting small-scale ground offensives at multiple points along the front from Izyum to Zaporizhia Oblast. LINK FOR REPORT   
04/22/2022

April 2022 US State Department annual report, compliance with arms control and non-proliferation obligations, Iran

The April 2022 US State Department annual report on compliance with arms control and non-proliferation obligations concerning the Islamic Republic of Iran, warned of undeclared nuclear activities conducted by the Iranian regime. Tehran did not cooperate with the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at a time when Iran sought the removal of US sanctions in exchange for a return to the nuclear agreement. The annual report of the US State Department highlighted Iran’s efforts to continue enriching uranium and deploying centrifuges in its nuclear facilities, non-compliance with agreements, and covering up several undeclared sites that saw nuclear […]
04/22/2022

Missile Identification and Assessment

04/22/2022

 Russia–Ukraine war, the US–China Rivalry and Thucydides’s Trap

Joined by IISS Senior Fellow and Editor of the Adelphi Series, Dr Benjamin Rhode, Professor Allison will explore the strategic implications that Russia’s war in Ukraine and the US–China rivalry are likely to have for each other. During the first two decades of this century, China’s economic, technological and military rise has seen it rival and, in some categories of national power and achievement, surpass the United States. The US–China competition will be the key determinant of geopolitics for decades to come, and it remains unclear whether Beijing and Washington will be able to escape the ‘Thucydides’s Trap’ – the […]
04/22/2022

UKRAINE : RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT

Russian forces made minor advances in the ongoing offensive in eastern Ukraine on April 19, seizing several small towns and advancing into the key frontline towns of Rubizhne and Popasna. Russian forces continued major assaults with heavy air and artillery support but are continuing to build the logistics and command-and-control capabilities necessary for a larger offensive. Russian forces have not achieved any major breakthroughs, nor have they demonstrated any new capability to conduct multiple successful, simultaneous advances. Russian forces additionally made grinding progress against remaining Ukrainian defenders in Mariupol’s Azovstal Steel Works and announced plans for a May 9 Victory Day […]
04/21/2022

 Defining Defeat and Victory in Ukraine

04/19/2022

Ukraine: Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment

Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment Mason Clark, George Barros, Kateryna Stepanenko, and Karolina Hird  April 18, 6:30pm ET Russian forces began a new phase of large-scale offensive operations in eastern Ukraine on April 18 likely intended to capture the entirety of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Russian forces have been concentrating reinforcements—including both newly-deployed units and damaged units withdrawn from northeastern Ukraine—to the Donbas axis for several weeks. Russian forces conducted large-scale assaults focused on Rubizhne, Popasna, and Marinka with heavy artillery support on April 18 after previously conducting only localized attacks and shelling along the line of contact. Russian forces have not […]
04/19/2022

Ukraine War Sparks Global Food Crisis

Ukraine has ceased exports of wheat, oats, millet, buckwheat, and cattle, and Russia has banned fertilizer exports. Together, Russia and Belarus provide nearly 40% of the global exports of potash, a key fertilizer ingredient. Russia also exports 48% of the worldwide ammonium nitrate, and combined with Ukraine, they export 28% of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium fertilizers. Experts are now predicting fertilizer prices may double due to Russia’s ban on fertilizer exports. Russia is the world’s largest fertilizer exporter, providing about 15 percent of the world’s supply. This month, just as farmers worldwide prepared for planting, Russia told its fertilizer producers to […]
04/19/2022

 Iran’s ‘Suicide/Kamikaze’ Drone

The Iranian army has unveiled a new generation of suicide drones, which can hit targets at a range of 4,000 kilometers, two times more than the older generation of drones. Iran has called these types of drones a “suicide drone,” or kamikaze drone. This means they fly into a target and self-destruct.
04/19/2022

Yemeni Civil War , Feb 2014 – Apr 2022 Video Chart Every Day

04/19/2022

Iran Successfully Tests Gaza Attack Drone the Kaman 22 (UAV)

Photos & Video Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s new combat drone, called Gaza, has successfully passed flight tests and the unmanned aerial vehicle is now fully operational. The super heavy combat drone, which was unveiled in May last year, has a 21-meter wingspan and a 3,100-kilogram takeoff mass, and is capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg, according to a Monday report by Tasnim News Agency. The flight duration of the Gaza drone is 35 hours. It can soar to an altitude of about 10,668 meters, equivalent to 35,000 feet, and has a flight speed of 350 km per hour. “Operational tests of […]
04/19/2022

Half of all F-35s are GROUNDED

04/19/2022

Iranian Army Day military parade in Tehran 18 April 2022

Iran Army Showcases Drones, Missile Systems And Electronic Warfare Equipment Iran Unveils New Drones, Missile Systems in Parade
04/18/2022

Iran’s Gaza Drone – Shahed 149

The Gaza drone is similar in size, shape and role to the American MQ-9 Reaper. It is a larger, heavier, and more capable aircraft than the earlier Shahed 129 which was based on the MQ-1 Predator. It has a flight duration of 35 hours, a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles), 21 meter wingspan, 350 km/h cruise speed and is capable of carrying 13 bombs and 500 kg of electronic equipment. Specifications General characteristics Crew: none Capacity: 13 bombs and 500 kg of electronic equipment Length: 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in) Wingspan: 21 m (68 ft 11 in) Height: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in) Powerplant: 1 × turboprop, 650 to 750 hp (estimation) Propellers: 4-bladed Performance Cruise speed: 350 km/h (220 mph, 190 kn) […]
04/18/2022

IRAN CAN BUILD A NUCLEAR BOMB

By David Albright and Sarah Burkhard April 11, 2022 As soon as mid-to-late April, Iran is expected to reach a new dangerous, destabilizing threshold, having enough highly enriched uranium (HEU) to fashion a nuclear explosive, about 40-42 kilograms (kg) of 60 percent enriched uranium (uranium mass).1 With this quantity, an enrichment level of 60 percent suffices to create a relatively compact nuclear explosive; further enrichment to 80 or 90 percent is not needed. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 41.7 kg of 60 percent enriched uranium (uranium mass) is a significant quantity, which the IAEA defines as the “approximate […]
04/18/2022

Attack on the Russian Cruiser Moskva

The Russian cruiser Moskva will go down in history. The sinking will be studied and written about, both as a single event and, likely, a key moment in the War. The fog of war is still obscuring the event, and information operations are clouding it further. But we can look again at the open-source intelligence (OSINT) picture. In particular, the ship’s movements and where she was when it happened. LINK TO FULL REPORT
04/18/2022

Ukraine Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment

Frederick W. Kagan, Kateryna Stepanenko, and Karolina Hird  April 16, 5:00 pm ET Ukraine’s sinking of the Moskva was a significant event that has likely triggered intensified Russian air and missile attacks in retaliation, but the decisive operations of this phase of the war will still be conducted on the ground in eastern Ukraine. The commitment of the Black Sea Fleet’s naval infantry to the fight around Mariupol some weeks ago meant that Russian naval operations would play a supporting role in the conflict. Increased Russian air and missile attacks are also unlikely to have a decisive impact on the outcome of the […]
04/03/2022

UKRAINE Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment

ISW assesses that the Kremlin has revised its campaign plan in Ukraine after the failure of its initial campaign to capture Kyiv and other major Ukrainian cities and its subsequent failure to adjust its operations in late March. ISW previously assessed that the initial Russian campaign of the war—airborne and mechanized operations to seize Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, and other major Ukrainian cities to force a change of government in Ukraine—had failed as of March 19 LINK TO FULL REPORT , MAPS
04/03/2022

Ben Weingarten: Iran Deal Can Israel and its allies overcome Biden’s Betrayal ?

JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses the impact of American weakness and appeasement of Iran and how even the alliance of Israel and Arab nations who gathered in a historic summit this week can’t make up for this betrayal. He’s then joined by journalist Ben Weingarten to break down the latest about Ukraine, the administration’s inability to define American national interests and how this is leading to certain disaster with Iran as well as the collapse of media integrity and the way the far left is taking over the Democratic Party.
04/03/2022

The Negev Two-State Summit

At the Negev Summit held earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the unprecedented peace agreements between Israel and the Arab world that have followed the historic Abraham Accords “are not a substitute for progress between Palestinians and Israelis.” He omitted to acknowledge that the war against Israel is driven by profound anti-Semitism and religious fanaticism. At a press conference before the Negev Summit began, he failed to acknowledge that the people responsible for the absence of a Palestinian state are not the Israelis, who have repeatedly agreed to it, but the Palestinian Arabs themselves, who have refused such […]
03/25/2022

Iran, Biden, Obama & Putin’s Two-Step in Ukraine

Episode 44 – How can Biden call Putin a war criminal for his aggression in Ukraine while subcontracting his signature foreign policy – cutting a deal that makes Iran a nuclear state and regional hegemon – to Putin? For answers to this key question, in this week’s Middle East News Hour I spoke to Mideast scholar Tony Badran from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Last week Tony published an important article on this topic in Tablet online magazine. Towards the end of our discussion we moved from the administration’s policy of empowering Iran to its policy of pretending that […]
03/25/2022

IRGC & HEZBOLLAH JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER SYRIA

Iranian militias have established a joint operations room in the border area between the eastern Homs countryside and the Qalamoun area of the Damascus countryside. Zaman al-Wasl correspondent quoted private military sources as saying that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard militia and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia had set up a joint operations room.   LINK TO FULL ARTICLE
03/25/2022

UKRAINE -RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MARCH 24

Russian forces continue to make slow but steady progress in Mariupol, entering the city center on March 24, but conducted few offensive operations elsewhere in the country. Ukrainian counterattacks northwest of Kyiv in the past several days continue to relieve pressure on the city, and Russian forces continued to dig in. Ukrainian forces repelled limited Russian attacks northeast of the city and around Kharkiv. LINK FOR FULL REPORT AND  LARGE MAPS
03/25/2022

Biden Admin Offering Million-Dollar Bounty to Report Alleged Israeli Human Rights Violations

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) at the State Department announced “an open competition for projects that strengthen accountability and human rights in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza” last month. According to the Jerusalem Post, which first reported on the matter, it is the first competition of its kind from Washington and one that raises concern over the potential for abuse by entities who seek to boycott and sanction Israel. LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE
03/24/2022

UKRAINE RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT,

Russian forces continued to settle in for a protracted and stalemated conflict over the last 24 hours, with more reports emerging of Russian troops digging in and laying mines—indications that they have gone over to the defensive. Ukrainian forces continued to conduct limited and effective counterattacks to relieve pressure on Kyiv, although the extent of those counterattacks is likely less than what some Ukrainian officials are claiming. Russian efforts to mobilize additional forces to keep their offensive moving continue to be halting and limited. Russian progress in taking Mariupol city remains slow and grinding. Increasing Russian emphasis on using air, […]
03/24/2022

Biden’s Israel Ambassador Tells BDS He Wants Jews Out of Jerusalem

“Your agenda is where my heart is.” Biden’s ambassador to Israel appeared at a pro-BDS group’s webinar co-hosted by its CEO,  Ambassador Thomas R. Nides  Thomas Nides was confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel on November 3, 2021  J Street, the anti-Israel pressure group, welcomed Nides’ nomination and announced that it “looked forward to working” with him. Other anti-Israel groups including the Israel Policy Forum and Americans for Peace Now echoed the sentiments. LINK TO ARTICLE
03/23/2022

What next for Israel against Hezbollah and Hamas? 

03/23/2022

Hezbollah Increasing Operational Intelligence Efforts Among Israeli Arab Citizens

On March 20, it was announced that the Israeli security forces had arrested four Israeli Arab citizens from the Galilee region that were recruited and handled by Hezbollah. Two of them are known drug dealers. Hezbollah’s recruitment is known as unit 133 (which replaced unit 1800) and It is currently highly likely to be headed by Haj Khalil Harb, who also headed unit 1800. Harb was called on to rehabilitate unit 133, which had difficulty fulfilling its central mission: recruiting and operating terrorist infrastructures among Israeli Arabs and Palestinians in Judea and Samaria. LINK FOR FULL REPORT
03/22/2022

UKRAINE -RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT

Russian forces did not make any major advances on March 21. Russian forces northwest and northeast of Kyiv continued to shell the city and strengthen defensive positions but did not conduct major offensive operations. Russian forces did not conduct any offensive operations toward the northeastern Ukrainian cities of Chernihiv, Sumy, or Kharkiv in the last 24 hours. Russian forces continued to reduce the Mariupol pocket and conducted several unsuccessful assaults in Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts but did not launch any offensive operations around Kherson. LINK FOR FULL REPORT & LARGE MAPS
03/21/2022

UKRAINE RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MARCH 20

Russian forces did not make any major advances on March 20. Russian forces around Kyiv are increasingly establishing defensive positions and preparing to deploy further artillery and fire control assets. Ukrainian forces repelled continuing Russian efforts to seize the city of Izyum, southeast of Kharkiv, and Russian forces did not conduct any other offensive operations in northeast Ukraine. Russian forces continue to make slow but steady progress on Luhansk Oblast and around Mariupol, but did not conduct any offensive operations towards Mykolayiv or Kryvyi Rih. LINK FOR FULL REPORT & LARGE MAP
03/19/2022

UKRAINE RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT,

Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, March 18 Ukrainian forces conducted a major successful counterattack around Mykolayiv in the past several days, and Russian forces continued to secure territorial gains only around Mariupol on March 18. The ability of Ukrainian forces to conduct a successful major counterattack indicates Russian forces attempting to encircle Mykolayiv likely overstretched, and Russian forces are unlikely to have the capability to resume offensive operations toward Odesa in the near term. LINK FOR FULL REPORT & MAP
03/19/2022

Updated Highlights of Comprehensive Survey of Iran’s Advanced Centrifuges

In the last two years, Iran has been deploying advanced centrifuges in violation of the limits in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), following a lull of three years created by those limits. Starting in late 2020 or early 2021, it dramatically increased the number of deployed advanced centrifuges. Iran’s rapid deployment of many advanced centrifuges in 2019, including many new models, suggests that centrifuge development work continued during the period when the JCPOA was in force and accelerated secretly at least as soon as the United States ended its participation in the JCPOA in May 2018. Iran’s advanced […]
03/18/2022

UKRAINE RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MARCH 16

Russia is increasingly pulling forces from its international bases and redeploying damaged units that were rotated out early in the invasion of Ukraine to replace mounting casualties. The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Russian forces are deploying additional Eastern Military District (EMD) reserves to Ukraine as of March 16 Russian forces continued to reduce the Mariupol pocket on March 16. Russian forces continue to commit war crimes in the city, targeting refugees and civilian infrastructure. Ukrainian Forces claimed to have killed the commander of the 8th Combined Arms Army’s 150th Motor Rifle Division near Mariupol on March 15. If confirmed, Miyaev […]
03/17/2022

The IAEA’s Iran NPT Safeguards Report – March 2022

This analysis summarizes and assesses information in the latest IAEA’s periodic safeguards report, NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) Safeguards Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, the most recent of which was issued on March 5, 2022. The analysis also provides background information on the former Iranian nuclear weapon sites under IAEA investigation. In an important conclusion, the IAEA reports that Iran violated its safeguards agreement by possessing and processing uranium metal at Lavizan-Shian, a site known as Location 2 in previous IAEA NPT compliance reports (see below). The IAEA report also states that inspectors have no additional questions and this issue “could […]
03/16/2022

Iranian Weaponized Underwater Drone

Iran’s IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) has unveiled yet another new weapon. This one appears more useful than many previous grand unveilings, and is also being produced in quantity. It is essentially a blending of uncrewed underwater vehicle (UUV) technology and a torpedo. LINK TO ARTICLE
03/16/2022

UKRAINE RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT

03/15/2022

Biden Sets a Trap for Israel 

Why did Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett fly to Moscow to “mediate,” between Russia and Ukraine? Why are progressives in the U.S. and the Ukrainian leadership attacking Israel over its position on Russia? In this week’s episode, Caroline spoke with Michael Doran from the Hudson Institute about the way the Biden administration is using the war in Ukraine to demonize Israel and Saudi Arabia as a means to market the nuclear deal with Iran and what Israel the Gulf States, and Turkey can do to withstand the consequences of Biden’s policies.
03/15/2022

A War in Ukraine, A Battle in Vienna, and Israel on the Edge

As Vladimir Putin’s troops ravage Ukraine, his envoy in Vienna is steering the U.S. nuclear negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Israelis, who know all too well what it means to have bigger neighbors determined to erase your nation from the map, are trying to bring an end to the war and help those suffering as a result of the war — but they can’t forget that Putin has military forces stationed just over their northern border in Syria. To discuss these and related issues, Foreign Podicy host Cliff May is joined by FDD Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer, recently returned from a week […]
03/14/2022

UKRAINE -RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MARCH 12

Russian forces secured limited advances east of Kyiv and north from Crimea on March 12 but continue to face logistical challenges, mounting casualties, and sustained Ukrainian counterattacks. Russian forces did not conduct offensive operations northwest of Kyiv in the past 24 hours. Russian forces made limited advances around Chernihiv and toward Kyiv’s eastern outskirts after pausing for several days. Continued Ukrainian counterattacks and successful operations by Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces continue to threaten Russia’s long line of communication in northeastern Ukraine. Russian forces captured unspecified “eastern outskirts” of Mariupol on March 12 and continue to shell the city in a likely […]
03/14/2022

Iran Launches Multi- Missiles At US Consulate, Erbil Iraq

Iran‘s Revolutionary Guards claimed responsibility for a dozen ballistic missiles that struck Iraq’s northern Kurdish regional capital of Erbil in the early hours of Sunday, Iran‘s state media reported, adding that the attack was against Israeli “strategic centers” in Erbil. IRGC released a statement taking responsibility for the missile attack against Israeli “strategic centers” in Erbil, Iran‘s state media reported. “Any repetition of attacks by Israel will be met with a harsh, decisive and destructive response,” the Revolutionary Guard said in a statement reported by state media. The missiles, which targeted the Iraq Erbil U.S. Consulate‘s new building and a neighboring residential area, […]
03/12/2022

UKRAINE -RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MARCH 10

The likelihood is increasing that Ukrainian forces could fight to a standstill the Russian ground forces attempting to encircle and take Kyiv. Russian forces also appear to be largely stalemated around Kharkiv and distracted from efforts to seize that city. Russian advances in the south around Mykolayiv and toward Zaporizhya and in the east around Donetsk and Luhansk made little progress as well in the last 24 hours. Russia likely retains much greater combat power in the south and east and will probably renew more effective offensive operations in the coming days, but the effective reach and speed of such […]
03/11/2022

Understanding the Russia-Iran-Israel Triangle

As Tehran invests efforts to improve relations with Russia, Israel will have to maintain a  dialogue with Moscow to safeguard its military and diplomatic freedom of action in Syria, despite the current growing tensions between Russia and the West. LINK FOR FULL ARTICLE
03/11/2022

U.S. intelligence shows Iran threats on U.S. soil

Yet the 2022 Threat Assessment means nothing when it comes to the Iran Nuclear Deal The U.S. intelligence community has assessed that Iran will threaten Americans — both directly and via proxy attacks — and that Tehran remains committed to developing networks inside the U.S., according to the intelligence community’s 2022 Annual Threat Assessment, published Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Iran will be far more dangerous after the Biden Administration signs off on the Russia-China brokered Iran nuclear deal. A deal that floods the terror state with tens of billions of dollars in sanctions relief. […]
03/11/2022

President Biden Releases 9-11 Terrorist  

The mainstream media opted to ignore entirely what should be the Biden administration’s latest scandal. Called the “20th hijacker” of September 11th, Mohammad Ahmad al-Qahtani was flown back to Saudi Arabia on Monday from Guantanamo Bay, where he had been in custody for 20 years. He was suspected of trying to join the 9/11 hijackers on Flight 93, which had four hijackers, while all the other hijacked planes had five.  Al-Qathani was turned away from the U.S. in August 2001 at the Orlando airport thanks to immigration officers suspicious of his travel. TO READ ARTICLE LINK
03/09/2022

Ukraine War Russian Axis of Advance

03/07/2022

RUSSIA CANCELLING CIVILIAN FLIGHTS AEROFLOT

Putin Grounding Russian Civilian Airline Flights “Aeroflot informs about a temporary suspension of all international flights starting 8 March (00:00 MSK) due to new additional circumstances impeding the operation of flights,” read a statement on the airline’s website. “Passengers of cancelled international flights are eligible for a full refund of tickets,” it said. There is no need for passengers of cancelled flights to immediately contact the airline for a refund, as this can be done at any time before the end of 2022 or tickets can be rebooked on another route for free, said the airline. “Passengers of international flights […]
03/05/2022

Analysis of IAEA Iran Verification and Monitoring Report –

This report summarizes and assesses information in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) quarterly safeguards report for March 3, 2022, Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 (2015), including Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The IAEA’s latest report details Iran’s rapidly advancing nuclear activities and inspectors’ diminished ability to detect Iranian diversion of assets to undeclared facilities. Due to the growth of Iran’s 20 and 60 percent enriched uranium stocks, breakout timelines have become dangerously short, far shorter than just a few months ago. […]
03/04/2022

Hamas’s Growing Front in Lebanon

This 2021 Alma report exposes the true scope of Hamas’s military activities in Lebanon. Ultimately, Hamas’s objective is to create an additional front against Israel, which will allow it flexibility and other attack options besides its stronghold in the Gaza Strip. Based on an array of open sources, the report identifies the principal senior political and military Hamas leaders active on Lebanese territory, the organization’s multiple military projects, and working plans. It also identifies the locations of some of Hamas’s key Lebanese military sites. Lebanon has become an important training and recruitment area for the Hamas Iranian axis, from the […]
03/04/2022

Strategic Chessboard in Ukraine

Episode 41 – The Strategic Chessboard in Ukraine | Guests: David Wurmser and Stephen Bryen In Episode 41 Caroline is joined by David Wurmser and Stephen Bryen. They discussed the war in Ukraine in the strategic context of Russian US-NATO rivalry; the Russian-Chinese alliance; and what it bodes for superpower relations with the nations of the Middle East. It was a fantastic, vital, and timely discussion. Don’t miss it.
03/04/2022

Russian Way of War: Force Structure, Tactics

Russia’s 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, activity in Eastern Ukraine, saberrattling regarding the Baltics, deployment to Syria, and more assertive behavior along its borders have peeked interest in the Russian Armed Forces. This increased interest has caused much speculation about their structure, capabilities, and future development. Interestingly, this speculation has created many different, and often contradictory narratives about these issues. At any given time, assessments of the Russian Armed Forces vary between the idea of an incompetent and corrupt conscript army manning decrepit Soviet equipment and relying solely on brute force, to the idea of an elite military filled […]
03/04/2022

The New Face of War: Devastating Drone Attacks in Ukraine

In dramatic video coverage currently going viral on YouTube and TikTok, Ukrainian drones are seen to destroy a Russian convoy, with startling speed — and total impunity. In January of this year, Houthi rebels — backed by Iran — launched two attacks, a week apart, against the UAE, using drones and ballistic missiles. Media attention focused largely on the second attack, which targeted the U.S. base at al-Dhafra, and was — according to the headlines — foiled by Patriot missiles. U.S. interests and U.S. forces are already under attack, and recent incidents should be viewed as an escalating cycle of experimentation by our adversaries. […]
03/03/2022

Biden Intends On Removing Iran Sanctions

Biden intends to remove as early as next week the sanctions imposed over the years on dozens of Iranian individuals and institutions involved in terrorism and missile development, . The question that is now being discussed is whether the sanctions over the Revolutionary Guards will also be lifted. LINK TO READ FULL REPORT
03/03/2022

Ukraine Conflict Update

Russian forces resumed offensive operations in support of their envelopment of Kyiv on March 2 but made few territorial advances. Russian forces resumed offensive operations on both axes of advance toward Kyiv after largely pausing for 72 hours to reinforce and resupply their troops north and west of Kyiv. Russian operations to envelop Kyiv are Moscow’s main effort. Russian troops are also undertaking three supporting efforts, one to seize Kharkiv, one to take Mariupol and secure the “land bridge” connecting Rostov-on-Don to Crimea, and one to secure Kherson and set conditions for a drive west toward Mykolayiv and Odesa. The three […]
03/02/2022

Alexander Lukashenko Russia’s Battle Plan for Ukraine

03/02/2022

What Would Happen If China Invades Taiwan ?

What happens if China invades Taiwan? Here’s how the start of World War 3 might go down.
03/02/2022

Iranian International Assassination, Surveillance, and Abduction Plots

Over the past forty-plus years, Iran has targeted dissidents, Western opponents, Israelis, and Jews in assassination plots, abduction plots, and surveillance efforts that facilitate both. It has carried out these operations around the world, in countries with strong or weak law enforcement agencies, border crossings, and intelligence services. And it has done so consistently, including at times and places where such actions could undermine its diplomatic efforts, such as negotiations over the nuclear program. This study, based on a dataset of 98 Iranian plots from 1979 through 2021, maps out key trends in Iranian external operations plotting… FULL REPORT
03/02/2022

Ukraine – Where Are Russia’s Drones?

Over the past decade, the Russian military has built up an arsenal of reconnaissance drones. They have also developed doctrine and skills by using the drones in Syria, Nagorno-Karabakh, and in eastern Ukraine. Under their standard concept of operations, UAVs act as airborne “eyes and ears”: observing surrounding territory, relaying data between commanders and deployed forces, and identifying and tracking targets that can then be destroyed by anything from an infantry fire squad to a tank to an artillery brigade to a warship. ARTICLE LINK
03/02/2022

Stephen Cohen on Russia Ukraine Crisis

03/02/2022

Russia-Ukraine War Monitor Map

WHAT THIS MAP IS The pins on this map represents open-source material such as videos, photos and imagery that have been cross-referenced with satellite imagery to determine precise locations of military activity. Russia-Ukraine War Monitor Map by Cen4infoRes RUSSIA-UKRAINE MONITOR MAP  LINK The Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map is a crowdsourced effort by Centre for Information Resilience (https://twitter.com/Cen4infoRes) and the wider open-source community to map, document and verify significant incidents during the conflict in Ukraine. Its aim is to provide reliable information for policymakers, journalists as well as justice and accountability bodies about the evolving situations both on-the-ground and online. Bellingcat, Mnemonic and […]
03/01/2022

Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment Ukraine

By Mason Clark, George Barros, and Kateryna Stepanenko February 28, 3:30pm EST READ FULL REPORT The Russian military is reorganizing its military efforts in an attempt to remedy poor planning and execution based on erroneous assumptions about Ukrainians’ will and ability to resist.  Russian operations around Kyiv remain limited as logistics and reinforcements arrive but will likely resume in greater strength in the next 24 hours. Ukrainian military leaders say that they have used the pause to strengthen Kyiv’s defenses and prepare to defend their capital in depth. The Ukrainian military likely cannot prevent Russian forces from enveloping or encircling Kyiv […]
03/01/2022

UKRAINE CONFLICT UPDATE 

Russian forces increasingly targeted Ukrainian airfields and logistics centers on February 28, particularly in western Ukraine. Russia likely seeks to ground the Ukrainian air force and interdict the ability of Western states to resupply the Ukrainian military. FULL REPORT
02/28/2022

Defending Ukraine – Drone Warfare Bayraktar TB2s

Bayraktar TB2 is a medium altitude and long-range (MALE) tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system manufactured by Baykar Makina, for the Turkish Armed Forces. A detailed list of Russian targets confirmed to have been destroyed or taken out of action by Bayraktar TB2s over Ukraine can be viewed below. This list only includes destroyed vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. In some cases this solely consists of footage that was recorded on the ground. In these cases, the use of an armed drone was reported by witnesses on the ground. In an effort to attract […]
02/27/2022

UKRAINE CONFLICT 

ISW published its most recent Russian campaign assessment at 3:00 pm, February 26. This daily synthetic product covers key events related to renewed Russian aggression against Ukraine. REPORT LINK DOWNLOAD
02/25/2022

What Is Russia Doing In Syria ?

In Episode 40 of the Caroline Glick Mideast News Hour, Caroline was joined by Joel Rayburn who served as President Donald Trump’s Envoy to Syria and in other senior positions related to Syria in the National Security Council, the U.S. Army and the State Department. Caroline and Col. Rayburn discussed what Russia is doing in Syria against the backdrop of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and its transfer of strategic weapons to Latakia, Syria last week. They then analyzed the U.S.’s position in Syria, how the U.S. use Russia’s operations in Syria as a means to weaken Putin and his regime, […]
02/25/2022

Golan Heights

Russia on Thursday condemned what it called the “Israeli occupation” of the Golan Heights and said it does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty in the region. The statement came following Israel’s first official statement of support for Ukraine in the unfolding crisis and appeared to be a Russian message to Israel. Moscow no longer recognize Jewish sovereignty over the Golan heights in northern Syria. Moscow holds much sway in Syria and allows Jerusalem freedom of action in the country to prevent Iranian entrenchment along its northern border as part of the tight security cooperation between the countries. Russia criticized Israeli settlement […]
02/24/2022

Biden’s Disastrous Iran Deal

Exclusive: Biden Finalizes Terrible New Iran Deal Several sources in the negotiating team in Vienna tell Cockburn we can expect a “new Iran deal” between the Biden administration and the mullahs as early as Thursday morning. For the last few months, Iran has been behaving stubbornly in negotiations, refusing to back down from its “red lines,” including lifting sanctions on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Instead, it’s kept to the original timeline on the Iran deal, which would allow it to test ballistic missiles next year and remove all restrictions by 2030. ARTICLE LINK
02/24/2022

One-Front Strategy –  Iran vs. Israel

ALMA ARTICLE LINK Lebanon is the anchor for Iran’s warfare doctrine against Israel. Lebanon completes the Iranian land bridge from Tehran to the Mediterranean Sea. The whole width of access points for a Land incursion by IDF into Lebanon (in time of conflict) is a hidden labyrinth of fortified positions, overwatching killing fields from multi – directions. Even small team bunkers designed to attack after IDF forces bypass or breakthroughs. Much of this was seen in the 2006 Israel -Hezbollah conflict. These Hezbollah hidden fortifications are death traps no different from the US war in the pacific in WWII against the Japanese […]
02/23/2022

Malaysia, Iran’s Hamas Military Base

Hamas officials work openly with Malaysian Islamist charities to route money and supplies to government ministries and charities in Gaza, new findings by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) show. The charities also use their humanitarian veil to promote the violent rhetoric of Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups. Link to Report More Reports Mega Terrorist Hamas Sends Delegates To Malaysia Hamas Activity in Malaysia Exclusive: Hamas Gunmen Travel To Malaysia For Military Training The Cyber Threat The Hamas-Malaysia Front Poses To Israel  Hamas Considers Malaysia Its Gateway To Asia Malaysia And The Hamas Connection How Malaysia Became a Training Ground for Hamas
02/23/2022

The Gaza Battle of 2021

Last year’s conflict between Hamas and Israel generated headlines around the world – most of which ignored critical components of the history, funding, and political dynamics at play. Gaza Conflict 2021: Hamas, Israel and Eleven Days of War, the first book published on the May confrontation, provides crucial context and overlooked details of this war. The Islamic Republic of Iran provides Hamas with financial assistance, as well as training and weapons, and regards Gaza as part of its expanding empire. Given Iran’s significant influence on this territory, more intense violence in the Gaza strip is a foregone conclusion. Thereby, Gaza […]
02/22/2022

IRAN’S HIDDEN CENTRIFUGE MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

On January 31, 2022, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran has moved sensitive centrifuge manufacturing capabilities from Karaj to an unspecified site at Esfahan. According to the report, the new workshop to make centrifuge rotor tubes and bellows was not operating as of January 24, 2022. Recent reporting that Iran has moved its centrifuge manufacturing capabilities from the TESA/TABA manufacturing facility near Karaj to Esfahan led us to examine the main Esfahan site. In this report, we focus our visual analysis on new activity at the existing underground tunnel complex at Esfahan, which was constructed in 2004-2006. […]
02/20/2022

Iran Attempted Drone Strike On Israel

Meet Shahed-191 Iranian Stealth Drone. It is also known as Saegheh-2 The Saegheh-2 (English: “Thunderbolt”) is an Iranian turbofan/piston-powered flying wing unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) produced by Shahed Aviation Industries.It is based on, but smaller than and substantially different from, a Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel UAV that was captured and reverse-engineered by IIt is n of two Iranian flying wing UAVs based on the RQ-170, along with the Shahed 171 Simorgh. Shahed-191 incorporates electronic warfare, they say, and it is slightly smaller than the US model. The Iranians put a turbojet on it so it can reach speeds of 300 km/hr for 4.5 hours, with a range of 450 km. […]
02/19/2022

Electromagnetic Combat

The electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) is an increasingly competitive domain. The joint force creates effects both in the EMS and through the EMS into all other warfighting domains. If we lose the fight in the EMS, we will lose the fight in all other domains. Our spectrum warfare panel represents all aspects of the Air Force’s EMS enterprise. They will cover a range of spectrum warfare concepts, plans, and requirements, including a report on the Air Force’s consolidation of EMS capabilities into the 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing. Please watch the discussion with Lt Gen Dave Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Dean of the […]
02/17/2022

Next-generation Unmanned Aircraft

ARLINGTON, VA | February 10, 2022 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new Research Study, Beyond Pixie Dust: A Framework for Understanding and Developing Autonomy in Unmanned Aircraft, by Heather Penney, Senior Resident Fellow at the Mitchell Institute, and Maj Christopher Olsen, USAF, with Foreword by Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.). Nearly every vision, strategy, and flight plan the U.S. Air Force has released over the past decade identified next-generation unmanned aircraft, autonomy, and artificial intelligence as technologies that are critical to securing a decisive combat advantage in future battlespaces. The Air Force is now […]
02/17/2022

IRAN A NEW UNBOMBABLE NUKE FACILITY

The new enormous nuclear threat is a new underground facility Iran is digging and building in the Natanz area which goes so deep under a mountain so large that it will leave the Fordow facility in the dust in terms of how difficult it would be for the IDF to strike it. ARTICLE LINK   
02/13/2022

Ayatollahs’ Men in Washington

So long as Israel’s leaders remain in denial about Biden’s support for the Iranian regime, they will undermine Israel’s standing in the eyes of its allies and so weaken Israel’s ability to act either alone or with our allies to block Iran’s march to the bomb. ARTICLE LINK
02/11/2022

Ukraine Standoff

Global powers might find it more challenging to reach a consensus on the Middle East than before. This makes it more critical for Israel to get separate understandings or develop new partnerships both globally and regionally. ARTICLE LINK
02/10/2022

Russian Navy Build Up In Mediterranean

10 Feb 2022 Video Report Unscripted and unedited, just raw knowledge sharing. Explains Russian Navy ships, submarines and missile batteries in the Mediterranean. These are there to counter NATO and US Navy aircraft carriers and warships, regarding tensions surrounding Ukraine. Describes the weapons and why they are important.
02/10/2022

Russian Carrier Killers

If the Ukraine situation goes up in smoke, the Mediterranean could become a front line between Russian and NATO navies. NATO has three carriers there. The largest is the US Navy’s Nimitz Class supercarrier USS Harry Truman, followed by the Marine Nationale’s Charles de Gaulle. Italy’s Cavour makes up the group. They are now facing two Russian Navy surface groups led by SLAVA Class cruisers, and conventional submarine ops out of Syria. Russia of course has a particular focus on anti-carrier capabilities. With the historical carrier imbalance vis-à-vis the US Navy, Russia has developed a wide range of powerful anti-ship […]
02/10/2022

 Russia’s Anti-Ship Capabilities, Mediterranean & Black Sea

Russian Naval activity in Mediterranean and Black Seas has been increasing. Although generally explained away as ‘drills’, this is closely linked to the build-up off Ukraine. Surface groups from the Atlantic, Pacific and Baltic fleets have been called in. Possibly submarines too. This tracker, compiled with Damien Symon (Twitter) and aided by others, is intended to give the big picture. Positions and range rings are approximate, obvious caveats apply. It should provide a general understanding of the scope and scale of Russian anti-ship weapons in the region. There are currently two cruiser-led groups operating in the Mediterranean, one at each end. This […]
02/10/2022

Lebanon in 2022

Tony Badran is a research fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he focuses on Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syria, and the geopolitics of the Levant. Born and raised in Lebanon, Tony has testified to the House of Representatives on several occasions regarding U.S. policy toward Iran, Syria, and Lebanon
02/05/2022

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan

About the E Book Report This volume is a result of an abiding interest in the phenomenon of radical Islamist terror that haunts Pakistan today. The research questions that it seeks to answer are: Why do the tribal areas remain a problem for rulers and administrators throughout history? How and why did radical Islam embed itself in the terrain? Was it influenced by the overall emphasis on Islam in Pakistani state politics? What is the role of history and politics in fuelling religious passions in the area? What has led to the survival of TTP despite humongous efforts of the […]
02/05/2022

Motostrelki ’22: Russian Infantry Tactics & Structure

Here is a summary of changes that were alleged to have been made as part of the “New Look” reforms and some caveats: 1. BMP Company HQs were reduced from 2 vehicles to 1 vehicle. Personnel remained the same except the removal of the spare Mechanic-Driver and Gunner-Operator. While the video shows 1 vehicle in the Company HQ in accordance with our most up-to-date sources, I would not be surprised if 2 vehicles was still a practice in some units to keep the HQ vehicles from getting too cramped. 2. PKP/PKM general-purpose machine gun replaces the RPK-74 as the main […]
02/05/2022

Caroline Glick Mideast News Hour

In Episode 37 of the Caroline Glick Mideast News Hour, Caroline was joined by Dr. Victoria Coates, the Distinguished Fellow for Strategic Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council. During the Trump administration, Victoria served as Deputy National Security Advisor and as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary’s Representative to the Middle East and North Africa. Caroline and Victoria discussed the state of the Biden Administration’s Middle East policies and how they are endangering the U.S.’s regional allies as well as U.S. national security. Victoria served as Senator Ted Cruz’s senior foreign policy advisor […]
02/03/2022

Primer on Modern Russian Unconventional Warfare, Ukraine 2013–2014

This document is intended as a primer—a brief, informative treatment—concerning the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. It is an unclassified expansion of an earlier classified version that drew from numerous classified and unclassified sources, including key US Department of State diplomatic cables. For this version, the authors drew from open source articles, journals, and books. Because the primer examines a very recent conflict, it does not reflect a comprehensive historiography, nor does it achieve in-depth analysis. Instead, it is intended to acquaint the reader with the essential background to and course of the Russian intervention in Ukraine from the onset of […]
02/03/2022

What a Russian assault on Ukraine would look like

02/03/2022

Biden -NATO -Ukraine

From Washington to Berlin to Warsaw to Kyiv, everyone says that only Russian President Vladimir Putin knows what he plans to do with the 120,000 troops he has deployed to the Ukrainian border. But at this point, even if Putin decides not to invade, even if he withdraws all of his forces from the border zone, he has already won a strategic victory of historic proportions against the United States and NATO. ARTICLE LINK
02/02/2022

Hezbollah’s Golan File Unit against Israel

Report – and video recording is a rare and live testimony, shedding additional light on the activities of Hezbollah’s Golan File Unit against Israel from southern Syria. Even now, Hezbollah’s Golan File Unit gathers intelligence and waits for an operational opportunity to generate terrorist activity against Israel under Hezbollah’s order. Jaish Al Ababil was a dominant opposition force operating in southern Syria around the city of Jassem before the Syrian army recaptured the area in the summer of 2018.  Video and Report Link
02/02/2022

TURKEY :TF-X fifth-generation Domestic Fighter Jet.

The TAI TF-X is a fifth-generation stealth twin-engine all-weather air superiority fighter in development by Turkish Aerospace Industries and BAE Systems as its sub-contractor Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) purchased the world’s largest electron beam metal 3D printer, the EBAM 300 series from Sciaky, Inc. to print parts for its future TF-X fifth-generation domestic fighter jet. ARTICLE LINK   Turkey’s 5th-Gen TF-X Stealth Fighter Jet To Be Rolled Out By 2025; Mega Engineering Complex Inaugurated Turkey’s future National Combat Aircraft, TF-X, is expected to make its first flight in the next three years. And the country has opened new engineering facilities […]
02/01/2022

Russian Tank Organization

A Jan 2022 Short Video Report, a great summary of Russian Tanks forces, charts and more.
01/31/2022

Hezbollah Missile Forces

Hezbollah is the main proxy threatening Israel. All of Hezbollah’s missile and rocket arrays, especially the precision missiles, have the potential to cause immense damage to the State of Israel and to the IDF. These arrays will be a difficult and very complex challenge for Israel in the next war, both in the civilian and military aspects. FULL REPORT
01/30/2022

Iran’s Drone Force

Hear from the experts on the conflicts in the Middle East about a new era in warfare and get a chance to ask them directly what the future may hold. The panel will discuss Alma’s latest report about Iran’s UAV Army and more. Dr. Seth Frantzman, Tal Inbar, Sarit Zehavi, and Yaakov Lappin
01/28/2022

Institute for the Study of War; Ukraine Crisis

ISW have identified a new course of action since our previous examination of Russian options that Putin is preparing and may pursue in conjunction with an overt move into occupied Donbas: an air and missile campaign, possibly extensive, throughout unoccupied Ukraine. We have observed indicators that he is preparing this option. We assess that such an air campaign in unoccupied Ukraine is significantly more likely than an invasion intended to seize large areas of unoccupied Ukraine, including Kyiv and other major cities. Putin could initiate the air and missile campaign and/or limited ground incursions in southeastern and southern Ukraine before […]
01/24/2022

Biden Admin Obstructing Dozens of Congressional Investigations Into Iran Nuclear Talks

The Biden administration is obstructing more than a dozen congressional investigations into its diplomacy with Iran and its efforts to unwind sanctions on the hardline regime, according to a year-long foreign policy evaluation conducted by Republican leaders in the House. The Republican Study Committee, the largest conservative caucus in Congress, disclosed on Thursday that it has sent over a dozen letters to the Biden administration asking for information on the lack of sanctions enforcement in the last year with no satisfactory response. The administration is stonewalling these investigations as it works to keep Republican lawmakers in the dark about the […]
01/24/2022

U.N. Human Rights Council vs Israel

The international community needs to be reminded once again that Israel is the only member-state in the U.N. that is automatically censured for taking protective defensive military actions to ensure the security of its population. According to U.N. Human Rights Council, since the Land of Israel is not governed by non-Jewish totalitarian regime, and Israel the only free democratic state in the Middle East it is therefore an illegal State. In additions Jews have no right to their historical homeland, and  killing Jews is an acceptable act, since Jews are not allowed to defend themselves. Article link
01/24/2022

Witch Hunt Against Israel

While the assembly condemned antisemitic terrorism for the first time in 2021, it has targeted Israel in 112 resolutions since 2015.  This represents a staggering 70 percent of all UNGA condemnations since then. Council’s Agenda Item 7, which targets Israel, remains the only permanent agenda item devoted to scrutinizing a single U.N. member-state, out of 193 total members. If you thought U.N. anti-Israel bias could not get any worse, think again.  In December 2021, the General Assembly committed to funding the UNHRC’s “Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel,” which was established after the latest Israel-Gaza war in May 2021. ARTICLE LINK
01/22/2022

THRESHOLDS FOR RUSSIAN MILITARY OPERATIONS IN UKRAINE

Initial Report Nov 24, 2021, UPDATED January 21, 8:00pm Russia is setting conditions to conduct military operations against Ukraine and/or in Belarus in the coming weeks or months. The Russian Federation has positioned military forces around Ukraine’s border and near the border with Belarus able to initiate offensive operations on very short notice with very little warning. Russian officials and media outlets have been setting conditions in the information space to support such operations. This document is not intended as a forecast or an assessment of the likelihood of any such Russian activities, all of which are also consistent with Russian […]
01/22/2022

PUTIN, HIS GAME OF CHESS UKRAINE

Russia has made a concerted effort to obscure its movements this time, moving equipment at night, rotating units between training ranges, and blocking websites used for tracking trains. In short, Russia is setting the conditions where it could conduct a significant military escalation, including a large-scale ground invasion, on short notice and with little warning, giving its threats greater weight.  Russia deployed a number of battalion tactical groups, multiple launch rocket systems, Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile systems, and other units from the Central Military District’s 41st Combined Arms Army based in Siberia to staging positions near the border with Ukraine. Those forces were […]
01/21/2022

Coup & Plot Against the President Trump & PM Netanyahu

Against the backdrop of plea bargain negotiations between Benjamin Netanyahu and state prosecutors that may well banish Netanyahu from politics for good, in this week’s episode of the Caroline Glick Mideast News Hour, Caroline and co-host Gadi Taub spoke with Lee Smith, the author of The Permanent Coup and The Plot Against the President. The three discussed the influence the respective deep state coups in the U.S. and Israel that have unseated elected leaders have had on the two societies and what they portend for the future. They then shifted to the FBI’s denial of the anti-Semitic motive of the […]
01/19/2022

Biden Shuts Down Israeli EastMed Subsea Pipeline

The US State Department, with orders from President Joe Biden, abruptly changed support for the Israeli East-Mediterranean Pipeline. The US government silently abandoned an eastern Mediterranean pipeline project that would carry Israeli gas through Cyprus to Europe this week by submitting a non-paper to Athens. In July 2020, the Israeli government, with the support of U.S. President Donald Trump, authorized the establishment of the EastMed pipeline. The goal of the pipeline was to create a natural gas supply route from Israel to Cyprus and onto Europe, with the aim of reducing European dependence on Russian gas. Greece, Cyprus and Israel signed an […]
01/18/2022

Iran’s Natanz New Underground Facilities

The new Natanz underground complex, located in the mountainous area south of the main uranium enrichment site, will feature halls more deeply buried than the Fordow uranium enrichment site, itself deeply buried. Both are significantly deeper underground than the buried centrifuge halls at the main Natanz site, each only eight meters below ground. Given the size of the mountain, the new underground complex also has the potential to be much larger in floor space than the Iran Centrifuge Assembly Center (ICAC), an aboveground facility at the main Natanz site destroyed in July 2020 and slated for replacement in the new […]
01/18/2022

Five Consequential Findings about Iran Nuclear Program

 Iran can have enough weapon-grade uranium for a nuclear weapon in as little as three weeks. As of November 2021, Iran had enough enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF6) in the form of near 20 and 60 percent enriched uranium to produce enough weapon-grade uranium (WGU), taken here as 25 kilograms, for a single nuclear weapon in as little as three weeks. It could do so without using any of its stock of uranium enriched up to 5 percent as feedstock. The growth of Iran’s stocks of near 20 and 60 percent enriched uranium has dangerously reduced breakout timelines. FULL REPORT
01/18/2022

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

The push to have Lady Al Qaeda freed. Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a major player in a long list of American and International Islamic groups, and terrorist groups, wants her freed; Freeing Siddiqui, an American-educated neuroscientist, turned attempted jihadist murderer, was one of the hostage taker’s demands in the Texas synagogue attack in Jan 2022. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, A Pakistani Neuroscientist One of F.B.I.’s Most Wanted, At One Time, F.B.I.’s Most Wanted Aafia Siddiqui holds biology and neuroscience degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and Brandeis University. In 2003, Siddiqui married Ammar al-Baluchi, the nephew of 9/11 al Qaeda […]
01/18/2022

Israel Jewish Demographics

Having a Jewish majority is not a guarantee that Israel will remain a Jewish state. We must reinstate the Jewish consensus around Zionism in our schools, media and politics. Post-Zionist politicians must be exposed. And opportunists who prioritize their ambitions over securing the Jewish state must be ousted and replaced with men and women who are dedicated to the Zionist vision of the Jewish people from time immemorial. Despairing of ever winning an electoral majority, beginning in the early 2000s, Israel’s ideological leftists began abandoning Zionism and joining the Israeli Arabs, the international left and the European Union as central […]
01/15/2022

IRAN TESTED FIRST INDIGENOUS SOLID FUEL SPACE ENGINE

The commander of Iran Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Aerospace Division says the country has mastered the technology of satellite carriers and has tested its first such carrier using solid fuel. ARTICLE LINK
01/14/2022

Russia’s Possible Invasion of Ukraine

If peace talks fail, the Russian military has several options to advance into Ukraine through northern, central, and southern invasion routes. But a Russian attempt to seize and hold territory will not necessarily be easy and will likely be impacted by challenges from weather, urban combat, command and control, logistics, and the morale of Russian troops and the Ukrainian population. The United States and its European allies and partners should be prepared for an invasion by taking immediate economic, diplomatic, military, intelligence, and humanitarian steps to aid Ukraine and its population and shore up defenses along the North Atlantic Treaty […]
01/14/2022

Israel Origins Of The Anti-Netanyahu Coup

In this week’s episode of the Caroline Glick Mideast News Hour, Caroline was joined by Moishik Kovarsky, a tech guru who has collated the data collected by a group of more than a hundred volunteers who have analyzed all the prosecutions’ claims against Netanyahu and discovered their overwhelming falsity. Moishik compiled a timeline of the operation to oust Netanyahu. He walked Caroline through its stages from its beginning after the Likud victory in the 2015 elections through today. This shocking information that has never been revealed to the non-Hebrew speaking public.
01/13/2022

Tehran’s Ties With Beijing and Moscow

In 2021, the Islamic Republic signed a long-term agreement with China, and is set to renew a long-term agreement with Moscow, putting Iranian ties with the two powers in the spotlight. The Supreme Leader and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have long favored a “Look to The East” approach, aspiring to form strategic ties with Russia and China, especially in the face of Western and U.S. pressure. The incoming administration of President Ebrahim Raisi is in line with that outlook. Reformists and centrists have not opposed good ties with Russia and China, even as they are more pessimistic toward Russia and have preferred better […]
01/09/2022

US ARMY LOOKS TO THOR TO SHOOT DRONES FROM THE SKY

The Army’s THOR program has taken on the challenge to design, build and test an effective counter-unmanned aircraft system that could engage many targets at once, and at long distances. High-powered microwave technology has been seen as a potential solution.  FULL ARTICLE LINK
01/09/2022

A Korean War the Naval Aspect

A Second Korean War Could Be a Naval War Like No Other in Decades – Back just last year, two of South Korea’s largest shipbuilders unveiled designs and concept models for the country’s future aircraft carrier, known as CVX, 100 surface warships, 10 amphibious ships, 18 submarines, and 60 aircraft. Many of its surface vessels have vertical launch systems and advanced electronic suites that put them on par with the best warships in the world. According to South Korea’s Ministry of Defense, North Korea’s navy, officially known as the Korean People’s Navy, or KPN, has 430 surface combatants (mostly patrol vessels), 70 submarines, […]
01/09/2022

Israeli, American, Palestinian Views on the 2021 11-Day War

Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president at the FDD think tank, and Noa Shusterman, research assistant and Israel-Palestinian Research Program coordinator at INSS, reassess Operation Guardian of the Walls and its ramifications for Israel, the United States, and the Palestinians, on the occasion of the publication of Dr. Schanzer’s book Gaza Conflict 2021: Hamas, Israel and 11 Days of War. What are the core problems that gave rise to this round of fighting? How was it regarded in the United States? How was the Palestinian sphere affected by the change of U.S. administration and by the new administration’s Middle East […]
01/08/2022

Israel Enemies Keep Their Focus

The “quiet” on the northern and southern fronts that Israel’s leaders point to is the result not of Israeli deterrence, as they claim, but deterrence by our enemies. ARTICLE LINK   https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/01/07/our-enemies-keep-their-focus/
01/05/2022

Israel’s Offensive Capabilities in the Context of a Nuclear Iran

Webinar: On October 25th, the Center for Security Policy is pleased to host Brig. General (Ret.) Yosef Kupperwasser and Brig. General (Ret.) Amir Avivi of the Israeli Defense Forces in a webinar discussion of Israel’s offensive capabilities in light of Iran’s accelerating nuclear program. While the focus in Washington has been on the groundbreaking Israeli missile defense programs that have saved so many lives, this webinar will broaden the conversation to the offensive capabilities that may be required should Iran threaten a nuclear breakout. Generals Kupperwasser and Avivi, of Israel’s Defense and Security Forum, have both held senior positions across […]
01/04/2022

Advancing Israel Victory on the Ground & Courts

The Arab Palestinian-Israeli conflict includes a perpetual contest over rights to land. Regavim leads the Zionist fight in several ways: control of land, influence over policy, and court battles. Which are the main Palestinian organizations engaged in this battle? What are current trends?
01/02/2022

A Permanent UN Inquisition Against Israel

At the UN General Assembly last week, a large majority of member nations voted to lavishly fund a permanent inquisition against the Jewish state. The member states funded the operation of an “ongoing independent, international commission of inquiry” against Israel. The commission, run by outspoken haters of Israel with long records of demonizing the State of Israel and its people, was formed by the UN Human Rights Council in a special session in May. Its purpose is to deny and reject Israel’s right to exist, its right to self-defense, its right to enforce its laws, and its citizens rights to […]
12/29/2021

Iran “Exo-Atmospheric Trajectory Maneuvering Technology” for its Ballistic Missiles

On the last day of the “Great Prophet 17” exercise, Iran unveiled for the first time the exo-atmospheric trajectory maneuvering technology of its detachable warheads for Qadr medium-range ballistic missile. The technology or maneuverability of warhead outside atmosphere is performed with the help of pressurized gas thrusts or dual liquid fuel, and by changing the direction of the warhead, the trajectory is variable, and the exact direction of the warhead is unpredictable. Therefore, this capability greatly reduces the chances of an air defense missile hitting a warhead. The exo-atmospheric trajectory maneuvering technology, in addition to increase accuracy, guiding and maneuvering […]
12/29/2021

Russia Military Operations Against Ukraine / Belarus

Russia Is Setting Conditions To Conduct Military Operations Against Ukraine And / Or In Belarus In The Coming Weeks Or Months. The Russian Federation has positioned military forces around Ukraine’s border and near the border with Belarus able to initiate offensive operations on very short notice with very little warning. Russian officials and media outlets have been setting conditions in the information space to support such operations. This document is not intended as a forecast or an assessment of the likelihood of any such Russian activities, all of which are also consistent with Russian non-military lines of effort against Ukraine, Belarus, […]
12/27/2021

Iran’s New Drone Swarm Shahed-136

Iran has called these types of drones a “suicide drone,” or kamikaze drone. This means they fly into a target and self-destruct. These types of drones have been mentioned before but have not been shown in such close-up detail. This was the first time this type of drone was mentioned in overseas deployment. Prior to this, Iran had built kamikaze drones, but this specific type had not been seen in public military drills. ARTICLE- VIDEO LINK  https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/article-689785/
12/26/2021

Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett never held any real executive office, and he never had to implement his plans for beating the pandemic, applying sovereignty, or defeating Hamas. ARTICLE LINK https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/12/24/the-empty-suit-at-the-head-of-the-table/
12/25/2021

Iran’s UAV Army: A Global Threat

By Tal Beeri  The purpose of this special report is to present the existing threat deriving from the Iranian “UAV army” in the Middle East. In addition to the direct use of the “UAV Army” by the Iranians themselves, the threat manifests itself in the extent of the arsenal, the deployment and accessibility of “UAV army” for use by Iran’s proxies in Lebanon (Hezbollah and Hamas), in Syria (Hezbollah and Shiite axis militias), in Iraq (Shiite axis militias), in Yemen (Houthis) and in the Gaza Strip (Hamas and Islamic Jihad). REPORT LINK https://israelbehindthenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Irans-UAV-Army-%E2%80%93-A-Global-Threat.pdf
12/24/2021

IDF Maneuver Warfare

If there is another military campaign in the north, the IDF will have to shorten the duration of the conflict – otherwise the cost to the home front will be intolerable. Achieving this goal will not be possible without forceful and decisive ground maneuver. Decisions on IDF force buildup will determine whether the army is prepared for maneuvering of this sort. This was delineated two and a half years ago in a document by the chairmen of the relevant subcommittees of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense committee, and today it is more relevant than ever REPORT LINK https://www.inss.org.il/publication/idf-maneuver/
12/23/2021

Israel Bombs Chemical Warfare Production Sites Syria

Two Israeli bombing raids inside Syria in 2020 and 2021, which previously had been shrouded in mystery, were in fact part of a covert campaign to stop “a nascent attempt by Syria to restart its production of deadly nerve agents.” ARTICLE LINK https://www.jpost.com/opinion/article-689421/ ADDITION A 2021  investigative team with the international group that monitors compliance with the chemical weapons ban accused the Syrian government on Wednesday of having launched three chemical weapons attacks on one village in northern Syria in March 2017, sickening scores of people. The team, established by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, said in a report that in the span […]
12/19/2021

Iran’s Ballistic Missile Arsenal Is Still Growing in Size, Reach, and Accuracy

Tehran has doubled down on the strategic importance of missile systems that can threaten U.S. forces and allies, even as its defensive justifications for such an arsenal ring more hollow than ever. Digging in Strategically Iran’s efforts on this front have been a subject of scrutiny since at least 1998 when it first tested the Shahab-3 ballistic missile, and the program’s progress has been steady ever since despite occasional setbacks.  New Systems and Underground Sites Iran has unveiled ten new ballistic missiles and three new satellite launch vehicles (SLVs) since 2015, along with several new transport and launch systems and […]
12/19/2021

CHINA’S PROGRESSION IN WARGAMING AND OPPOSING FORCE TRAINING

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is faced with the challenge of preparing for future warfare during peacetime as a force that lacks contemporary operational experience. Among the methods through which the PLA seeks to enhance its combat readiness are sophisticated wargaming and realistic, force-on-force exercises. Chinese military leaders regard wargaming (bingqi tuiyan, 兵棋推演) as an important technique by which to “learn warfare from the laboratory” for training purposes and to promote insights on the dynamics of future combat. This style of learning is complemented by the PLA’s study of military history and emulation of the experiences and innovations of […]
12/18/2021

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Islamism

Turkey was a solid NATO ally for a half century, 1952-2002. Since Recep Tayyip Erdoğan came to power in 2003, however, Ankara has taken a sharp turn away from the West and toward Islamism. How has the U.S. security establishment reacted to these changes?
12/18/2021

Iran’s Centrifuges: Models and Status

Iran possesses thousands of gas centrifuges that are the mainstay of its nuclear program. Gas centrifuges spin uranium hexafluoride gas (UF6) to separate uranium isotopes suitable for nuclear fuel, a process known as uranium enrichment. The number and capacity of these machines determine Iran’s “breakout” time: how long it would take Iran—if it decided to do so—to produce the fuel for a small nuclear arsenal. The machines are also key to Iran’s ability to “sneakout” by producing nuclear weapon fuel at secret sites.  REPORT LINK https://www.iranwatch.org/our-publications/weapon-program-background-report/irans-centrifuges-models-status
12/17/2021

American Muslims for Palestine Lobbies Anti-Israel Radical Agenda

American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) has evolved into a sophisticated lobbying operation. Its executive director, Osama Abuirshaid, claims the United States and Israel alike practice racial “apartheid.” American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) has come a long way from its shadowy origins as an instrument of Hamas, a designated terrorist organization. Without moderating its hardline anti-Israel views, AMP has reformed its image and cultivated willing advocates among the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. During annual Palestine Advocacy Days on Capitol Hill, AMP lobbyists have met with dozens of members of Congress and their staffs, promoting legislation that would isolate Israel and favor radical jihadist groups. […]
12/17/2021

A Thousand Hezbollahs:

A Thousand Hezbollahs: Iraq’s Emerging Militia State This intelligence briefing provides extensive, never before reported details on how Iran-linked Iraqi militias are creating a new order to dominate a strategic region of the country that connects Iraq and Syria. Iranian-linked militia groups are taking advantage of the vacuum caused by the collapse of ISIS’s caliphate to begin building security, social, political, and economic structures to dominate this strategic area of Iraq. ARTICLE LINK https://newlinesinstitute.org/iraq/a-thousand-hezbollahs-iraqs-emerging-militia-state/ Download the full report here.
12/17/2021

IRAN IRGC’s Rising Drone Threat

“Using UAVs to incite war and terrorism,” the utilization of UAVs for the advancement of terrorist policies and regional meddling by the IRGC’s Quds Force is discussed. The Quds Force Intelligence and Training directorates have dedicated certain sections to the production as well as training and export of UAVs to other countries in the region. The IRGC’s drone command center was directly involved in the attack on the Saudi Aramco oil refinery. The IRGC also continues to export drones to Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. UAV parts are flown to these countries in IRGC planes as well as shipped through […]
12/11/2021

Covid Vaccine Mandates and the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995

By Stephen E Hughes The Congressional Accountability Act (CAA), enacted in 1995, was one of the first pieces of legislation passed by the 104th Congress. The Act requires Congress and Legislative Branch entities to follow many of the same employment and workplace safety laws applied to private businesses and the rest of the Federal government. Biden-Harris Administration and covid-19 supporting constituents are demanding mandatory covid 19 vaccinations; this forced upon the U.S. military, Federal and State personnel, and more. These mandates affect all age levels of children and adults, and worse, we do not even know how many more vaccinations will be […]
12/10/2021

Iran Helping Syria Develop Nuclear Reactor

Iran is helping finance and construct a nuclear reactor in Syria, Saudi daily Okaz reported a former Syrian parliamentarian as saying. Mohammad Barmo, who is now a political dissident fighting to unseat Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, has made the explosive accusation in the past. Another Al-Kibar nuclear weapons production plant? German newspaper Spiegel Online reported in 2015 that Syria’s nuclear program was continuing in a secret underground facility near the southern border with Lebanon. ARTICLE LINK   https://worldisraelnews.com/iran-aiding-syria-develop-nuclear-reactor-report/ Syria 2007 IDF Bombing of Al-Kibar nuclear reactor, Operation Outside the Box also known as Operation Orchard,   The reactor, built secretly with the help of North Korea, was located […]
12/10/2021

Farce Of Nuclear Diplomacy Unravels In Vienna

In Episode 29 of the Caroline Glick Middle East News Hour, Caroline and her co-host Gadi Taub discussed the implications of the U.S.’s farcical, destructive policies enabling Iran to acquire nuclear weapons and what Israel’s options are going forward for dealing with Iran (and the Biden administration). They then moved on to domestic Israeli affairs. Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trial has been going on for two months and all the prosecution’s star witnesses have sat on the witness stand and obliterated the indictments against Netanyahu. Gadi and Caroline discussed what it all means for Israel’s legal fraternity and its […]
12/10/2021

Thermal Imagery Analysis of Yongbyon Nuclear Reactor

As part of continuing coverage of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction, Beyond Parallel has undertaken a new thermal infrared analysis of the 5MWe and Experimental Light Water reactors at the Yongbyon Nuclear Research Center using NASA ASTER, LANDSAT 7, and LANDSAT 8 thermal infrared imagery. ASTER, LANDSAT 7, and LANDSAT 8 thermal infrared imagery from September 12, October 23, and November 16 show warm water being discharged from the cooling system of the 5MWe reactor and that the reactor is in operation.  The fuel rods irradiated during the reactor’s operations will most likely be subsequently sent to the Radiochemical Laboratory for reprocessing to provide additional plutonium designed […]
12/09/2021

Is China Hiding Missiles In Containerships Worldwide ?

A stunning new report claims that China has been “secretly developing Trojan Horse-style missiles hidden in shipping containers” at a time when shipping and logistics is a key global focus. The new allegations, raised in a report by The U.S. Sun, state that the missiles could be “unleased on enemy ports” and would be disguised amongst the country’s massive fleet of freighters and fishing vessels – which could then be “turned into warships” using the secret missiles. The missiles could “blend in seamlessly” with hundreds of other containers on board ships, the report says. The shipping vessels are tougher to pinpoint than […]
12/08/2021

Growing threat of drone warfare in the Middle East

Iran’s Air Force has not been able to sustain whatever level it had until the late 1970’s, as under the Islamic Republic its planes are poorly-maintained and pilots have not demonstrated any proficiency.The solution is the ubiquitous Unmanned Aerial Systems operated by Iranians and proxies alike – from Iran itself, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. Used against stationary or slow-moving land and maritime targets, drones enabled the Iranian to deliver munitions from afar without losing aircrew and with them deniability. Last month Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz listed 16 such attacks over the last couple of years.How effective is […]
12/08/2021

Russian and Chinese Efforts to Encircle Japan

Intensifying Russian and Chinese joint military activities around Japan are intended to cow Tokyo into timidity. They are likely to have the opposite effect. The Russian heavy bomber’s propellers whipped up snow from the runway at the Ukrainka base in Russia’s Far East as it took off to join its Chinese counterparts. This is how the Russian Defense Ministry’s footage of the joint strategic bomber patrol conducted on 19 November begins. Featuring two Russian TU-95MSs (‘Bears’), as well as SU-35S fighters and two Chinese H-6s, the patrol passed from the Sea of Japan into the East China Sea, then flew over the […]
12/08/2021

A Israel Iran War, a Azeri Uprising in Tehran ?

7 Dec 2021 As more details of Israeli operations in Iran are revealed it becomes clear that the Israelis unofficially, and often anonymously, worked with the majority of Iranians who want to overthrow their religious dictatorship. The Iranian government is seeing more protests from the ethnic minorities in Iran that comprise half the population. While half the population is ethnic Iranian, an Indo-European people long called Persians, a quarter of Iranians are Azeri (a Turkic people). The Azeris are seen as the most loyal non-Persian group in Iran. Many senior members of the clergy are Azeri, including the senior member […]
07/22/2021

China’s State Media Pushing Clear Anti-Israel Narrative

 There is a recent stream of prejudiced stories appearing in the Chinese media is a disturbing new development. China represents Israel’s second-largest trading partner. Yet this close economic relationship has not stopped the media arm of the Chinese government from recently churning out numerous stories that demonstrate a clear anti-Israel bias. Article Link  
07/22/2021

Mossad Plan for Multiple Small-Scale Operations Against Iran Nuclear Program

According to Walla, the IDF and the Mossad have emphasized to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the government generally that while it is necessary to prepare for the possibility of an Israeli air strike on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, such an approach would be greatly complicated by a renewed nuclear deal. Article Link  
07/22/2021

Biden is Iran’s Survival Strategy

From one end of Iran to the other, citizens are suffering. The regime is failing the people at all levels. Water shortages are endemic. Power outages are a matter of course. The sick and impoverished, livestock and crops are all dying from lack of water, oxygen and overheating. Petroleum workers are on strike due to starvation-level wages. Wherever one turns in Iran, everything is broken. The regime has two plans to avoid the wrath of the people—repression and sanctions relief. And the Biden administration is giving the Iranian regime every reason to believe that it can pull off both. Article […]
07/21/2021

OSINT Analysis Shows That Iran Launched A New Missile Boat

Article Link OSINT Analysis Shows That Iran Launched A New Missile Boat Iran has launched one of its new stealthy catamaran “missile corvettes” according to open-source intelligence analyzed by expert H.I. Sutton, who runs the Cover Shores website. He noted that this took place as many have been distracted by monitoring the Iranian Makran warship which is sailing close to the UK this week. Meanwhile, a new boat was put to sea in recent weeks. “The boat, which is a large stealthy catamaran design, was launched at a yard on Qeshm Island between June 27 and July 2,” Sutton noted. This ship […]
07/21/2021

China’s New Type-39C ‘Stealth’ Submarine: Designed For Special Forces Operations?

Though a flurry of information about the new submarine surfaced  some definitive, some speculative there is now more concrete information about the new submarine. Here’s what we know, a sort of “deeper dive.” Article Link See also Submarine Guide: Chinese Navy’s Latest Type-039C Yuan Class The Type 039A submarine (NATO reporting name: Yuan-class) is a class of diesel-electric submarine in China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy. It is China’s first AIP powered submarine and presumed to be one of the quietest diesel-electric submarine classes in service. This class is the successor of the Type 039 submarine. The official Chinese designation is 039A as the ship is based on the 039 […]
07/21/2021

China’s Quest For Military & Economic Dominance Of International Deep Sea-beds

Science of Strategy, a premier Chinese military journal connected to its National Defense University, noted the economic value of the deep seabed as early as 2015 and spoke of “military struggle in the deep sea” as a future warfare domain. Revisions to the country’s National Security Law that year also flagged the deep seabed as an area of national interest for Beijing. As in the Arctic and Antarctic, China’s interest in economic dominance of the deep seabed has a significant military component. In 2018, a Ministry of National Defense document identified the domains relevant to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for future global operations. In addition to traditional […]
07/16/2021

Jewish Advocacy Groups” Gathered In Washington DC

 This past Sunday, July 11, 2021, the usual gaggle of “Jewish advocacy groups” gathered in Washington, DC, posturing and prattling on, allegedly against anti-Semitism, “in solidarity with the Jewish people.” As is their collective wont, once again, these groups blithely ignored any honest discussion of the overwhelmingly disproportionate source of contemporary Jew-hatred: Muslim Jew-hatred, animated by mainstream, doctrinal Islam. Even the courageous Boston area Rabbi who addressed the rally after surviving a recent knifing attack by an Egyptian Muslim, refused to mention this taboo reality. Article Link
07/16/2021

Chinese Officials Show Video of Nuke Launch Against Japan

CCP uses nuke threat to warn Japan not to aid Taiwan Article Link
07/16/2021

Iran Freezes Nuclear Talks

Iran Freezes Nuclear Talks until new president Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi takes charge. Video Link
07/16/2021

Iranian Hackers Spied On US Military Personnel Via Facebook

07/16/2021

IDF Assessment of Northern Front In War With Hezbollah

Following the 15th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War on Monday, the IDF released its assessment of Hezbollah’s strength and the IDF’s intention to counter it in the next conflict. Walla reported that, according to the assessment, Hezbollah now has approximately 150,000 rockets of various types, including ranges between 100-430 miles, as well as drones with a range of 250 miles. Hezbollah is intensifying, and the IDF estimates that it has about 150,000,000 missiles of various types. Km, and unmanned aircraft capable of reaching a range of 400 km. Next conflict with the organization, believe the IDF launched at Israel […]
07/16/2021

Israeli Military Requests Funding For A Potential Strike On Iran

Israel’s military is reported to be requesting major increases to its budget worth billions of shekels to provide it with the capability to strike Iran’s nuclear program. The request came during early discussions of the state budget, which the government of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett seeks to pass in the coming months, Kan reported.  ARTICLE LINK
07/16/2021

Hundreds Of US Veterans Have Experienced “Serious” Adverse Reactions Coronavirus Vaccines

15 Jul 2021  Hundreds of veterans have experienced “serious” adverse reactions to the Chinese coronavirus vaccines, including cardiac arrest, strokes, and pulmonary embolisms, as revealed by documents obtained by Judicial Watch via an April 14, 2021, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The government watchdog requested the information on April 14. The documents include a section on adverse event reporting, which reports 24,585 cases as “non-serious” and 895 cases as “serious.” Serious events include 20 instances of cardiac arrest — all of which occurred in individuals who received one of the two mRNA shots — as well as 36 cases of cerebrovascular accidents […]
07/09/2021

Russian Concept of Hybrid War and Why it Matters for US Policy

Russian leaders and policymakers use the term “hybrid war” to refer to a very specific type of conflict, while their counterparts in the West tend to use that same term in a general sense to refer to different kinds of conflict that include a mix of conventional and asymmetrical means. US leaders cannot allow this semantic difference to go unexamined because those same Russian leaders believe they are on the defensive side of a hybrid war perpetrated by the West against Russia. Failing to appreciate the nuances of the Russian interpretation of hybrid war is therefore akin to ignoring a […]
07/08/2021

latest IAEA inspection reports on Iran

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The latest IAEA inspection reports on Iran show a continued escalation in a wide array of nuclear activities prohibited by the JCPOA, including accumulation of enriched uranium in quantities that exceed the limits set in the agreement as well as increasing levels of enrichment. Moreover, the reports complain that the Iranian regime is constantly hindering the Agency’s verification measures, leading to an ever more significant decline in its ability to ascertain and report on the details of Iran’s nuclear activities. The IAEA’s access, already limited, was further curtailed on June 24, when temporary agreements reached by the Agency with […]
07/05/2021

How Iran and Hezbollah View the Attacks on Israel

This article is part of the forthcoming Jerusalem Center research report: The Gaza War 2021: The Iranian and Hamas Attack on Israel. Report Link
07/05/2021

How Turkey Bypasses Western Arms Embargoes

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  In a landmark $1.5 billion deal in 2018, Turkey agreed to sell 30 of its T129 attack helicopters (allegedly indigenous but in fact produced under an Italian-British license) to Pakistan.  US and Canadian embargoes are threatening Turkey’s attack helicopter and drone sales to third-party countries. Ankara has come up with a corporate legal solution to this problem, but it might fail to overcome the political impetus behind the export restrictions. Article Link
07/05/2021

Israel’s New Government Brings Hamas into the Tent

In Episode 12 of the Caroline Glick Mideast News Hour with Gadi Taub, Gadi and Glick’s discuss Israel new government’s role in mediating between Hamas and the Biden administration. The podcast moved on to analyze the implications of the new government’s inability to sustain Israel’s immigration and citizenship laws, and its relationship to the international left’s campaign against the nation state. Between remembering Donald Rumsfeld who passed away this week and explaining how Iran dominates everything, the video ended with a shout-out to Ilhan Omar whose anti-Semitism is so profound, she’s even managing to force a few American Jewish leaders […]
07/05/2021

Biden’s Promise On Iranian Nukes Is Worthless

Outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington this week and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Rome. The theme of both meetings as far as the Israelis were concerned was happiness with the Biden administration. Article Link 
07/05/2021

Jerusalem Studio Special -Regional Status Report

A good time to look around – obviously with Jerusalem as the center of our universe – for some regional stock-taking. Midway through 2021, with new leaders elected in relevant capitals such as Washington, Tehran and Jerusalem – amid looming prospects of the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which seemingly (in tandem) escalates tensions on the ground in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen – among other relevant sectors of interest.  Guests: 1. Dr. Eran Lerman, co-host TV7 Middle East Review, Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and a Lecturer at Shalem College, Jerusalem […]
07/01/2021

Anti-Drone Warfare AerialX Drone Bullet

AerialX The Drone-Bullet is described by Kenig as a “hybrid between a missile and a quadcopter.” It is, in essence, a kamikaze drone which looks like a miniature missile, but boasts the maneuverability of a quadcopter. With a takeoff weight of 910 grams, this pocket rocket has a four kilometer range and is able to reach speeds of up to 350 kilometers-per-hour in a dive attack. It’s designed to lock onto enemy drones and then doggedly pursue them; ultimately crashing into them and knocking them out of the sky. The Drone-Bullet is launched by hand. All an operator needs to do […]
07/01/2021

China’s Blowfish UAV Family

UAV dropping Bombs Video Ziyan UAV Strange “Belly-less” Blowfish A2 Attack Drone What you see in these two videos  is a Chinese combat-ready attach drone called Blowfish A2 from Chinese Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) maker, Ziyan UAV. Ziyan UAV is not a newcomer in making UAV, though. Prior to unveiling the Blowfish A2 at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2019 in Langkawi, Malaysia, the company already have at least 5 other helicopter-based combat drones under its belt. The Blowfish A2 is no different, but it stands out from the rest of siblings because of its very unusual form. The Blowfish […]
07/01/2021

In Pics: Biggest Drone Attacks In The World

Take a look at some of the most brutal drone attacks in the world to date
06/30/2021

Iran Western Pluto Plus Underwater Vehicle

The ROV is designed to be used for naval mine clearance. It can help locate and identify bottom mines and moored mines. These would then be destroyed by clearance divers or other unmanned underwater vehicles. The Pluto Plus is a mature system which was first fielded in the 1980s. Significant numbers (~150?) have been built and it has seen service around the world.  Article Link    
06/30/2021

Eastern Mediterranean – Israel’s Challenges & Opportunities

One of several constants in Israel’s foreign, economic, and defense interests and policies has to do with its immediate maritime neighborhood; the Eastern Mediterranean. All of its Arab neighbors, save Jordan, are coastal countries and thus have Territorial Waters and Exclusive Economic Zones from which to extract energy resources. Israel’s one gaz derricks are vulnerable to attacks by Hezbollah and Hamas. It has to navigate between Turkey, Greece and Cyprus and wants to strengthen its ties to Egypt, Italy and France. Israel is also mindful of events in Libya, which relate to Russia’s Mediterranean push centered on Syria. A lot […]
06/30/2021

Gaza: Israel’s State of Affairs, Challenges

More than a month after Operation Guardian of the Walls ended, the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has not been stabilized. No mechanism has been established for rebuilding the structures and streets destroyed in Gaza during the recent fighting. The monthly infusion of cash from Qatar was frozen, pending the verification that it only be used for salaries and civilian projects – not for Hamas preparations for the next round of hostilities. Within the Hamas leadership, Yahya Sinwar’s power is less secure than it used to be. What does it all mean to the new team at the helm in […]
06/22/2021

High Resolution – North Korea’s Sinpo Shipyard

High resolution footage of Sinpo South Shipyard, construction site for North Korea’s submarines. Here North Korea is building its first ballistic missile submarine. The Sinpo South Shipyard is one of the few North Korean shipyards capable of building submarines and is the nation’s primary submarine shipyard. CSIS’s Victor Cha and Joe Bermudez use never-before-seen satellite imagery to provide close-up analysis of the Sinpo area. Video Link
06/22/2021

China’s Third Aircraft Carrier Takes Shape

Recent commercial satellite imagery reveals that China has made substantial progress in the construction of its third aircraft carrier, commonly known as the Type 003. The vessel is slated to become the largest surface combatant in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and significantly upgrade China’s naval capabilities. Work on the Type 003 has been underway at Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai since at least late 2018. Over the last several months, prefabricated components of the vessel’s hull have been assembled. Satellite imagery from May 30, 2021, shows that the flight deck is now partially complete. While much remains to […]
06/22/2021

China Spy Defected To US With Covid-19 Info and more news

One of China’s top spies has reportedly defected to the U.S. Rumor has it he passed on important intel about the pandemic’s origin, and names of Chinese spies working in the U.S. A White House official presents China with ‘a stark choice’: allow a ‘real’ probe into the pandemic’s origin, or face isolation from the international community. Hong Kong’s pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily is facing a possible shut down. This weekend will either make or break the publication, as it prepares to print what might be its last issue. Floods strike China’s longest river. In one area, water rose a […]
06/21/2021

Nuclear Plant Danger, Covid -19 , Taiwan and More

A French company is warning that there may be problems at its nuclear plant in China. G7 countries talk about how to counter China. China sends a record number of fighter jets toward Taiwan. The New York Times interviews the woman at the center of the coronavirus lab leak theory. Video Link  
06/21/2021

Why Do So Many US Military Projects Fail?

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06/18/2021

Reflections on Iran’s Production of 60% Enriched Uranium [1]

Iran’s activity must be viewed as practicing breakout to make enriched uranium for use in nuclear weapons. It is learning to make such material more quickly and developing valuable experience in doing so. This experience also complicates returning to the JCPOA, since that experience cannot be destroyed. As a result, some compensating actions are needed or a number of sanctions should be left in place to compensate for this irreversible gain in violation of the JCPOA. Often lost in the debate is that 60% enriched uranium can be used directly in a nuclear explosive, although 90% is preferred. Iran now […]
06/17/2021

Israel’s State Of Security Amid Regional Developments

The world and the Middle East have followed with interest and curiosity the political drama unfolding in Israel, but no factor or actor stood still until the parties in the Knesset made up their minds regarding the country’s governmental fate. The same forces impacting Israel’s security problems and policies are still here: the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Hezbollah in Lebanon. Iran with its nuclear quest and the forces and proxies it is deploying in Syria and elsewhere. The American gradual withdrawal from the area and the Russian and Chinese advance into it. How does Israel under new […]
06/17/2021

New Report Exposes Shadowy Network of Hezbollah’s “Weapons Point Man”

A Lebanese businessman with reported close ties to Hizballah’s weapons procurement network has established new “business shields” to disguise his activity, a new report released on Tuesday by the Israel-based Alma Research and Education Center watchdog finds. Article Link  Full Report Link
06/15/2021

Sanjarian and Iran’s Nuclear Weapons

Significantly, the Sanjarian site has not been inspected by the IAEA, although it should be. REPORT LINK Sanjarian is located in a village of the same name, 20 kilometers northeast of Tehran, in the Jajrud area. Sanjarian is near the Parchin Center which was under investigation by the IAEA for years due to the discovery of enriched uranium particles. The Islamic Republic razed the Parchin facility to the ground with the aim of destroying all signs of uranium, but inspectors learned about the material through sampling the local environment. The Sanjarian site, meanwhile, which is also referred to in Iran’s […]