11/25/2022

Hezbollah Chemical Weapons

Saudi Al-Hadath news reported Hezbollah has moved 110 Fajr missiles and over 300 Fateh missiles to Al Qusayr, Syria, near the Lebanese border. These transferred missiles with chemical warheads from the research center in Masyaf (in the Homs region) to the region of the town of al-Qaseir in north Lebanon, on the Syria-Lebanon border. Nearly two weeks ago, the weapons and other equipment were moved from the facility in Al Qusayr to the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) in Masyaf. The missiles carry thionyl chloride, a toxic chemical which was reportedly injected into the missiles by experts from North […]
11/24/2022

Cruise Missile Defenses

EXPERT PERSPECTIVE – Following recent Russian airstrikes on Kyiv, Germany sent the first of four planned IRIS-T SLM air defense systems to Ukraine.  France, the UK and the Netherlands all promised to speed up new air defense system packages.  And the US has now delivered a few units of National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, known as NASAMS. As Kyiv calls for air defense systems to counter Russian strikes, others are also assessing their missile defense systems. Latvia has asked NATO to establish a missile shield over the Baltic states to bolster the alliance’s eastern flank against potential Russian attacks. Fifteen NATO allies recently pushed […]
11/24/2022

BOMBINGS JERUSALEM

23 NOV 2022 Israel Police raised the nationwide alert to its second-highest level on Wednesday following a double terrorist attack in the heart of Jerusalem. One Dead, 31 Wounded in Bombings at Two Jerusalem Bus Stops “There are many warnings about potential terror attacks,” reported Israel’s Channel 14 News journalist Hillel Biton Rosen, “including potential abductions and shooting attacks.” Politicians Express Outrage, Grief After Deadly Twin Terror Attacks in Jerusalem After encouraging the public to report “all suspicious items in public places” to police, security personnel have received more than 40 such reports in Jerusalem alone. After concluding a situation assessment with […]
11/23/2022

Iran and Russia are getting closer. What does it mean for Israel?

In this week’s “Caroline Glick Show,” Caroline Glick and David Wurmser discuss Iran’s rising strategic ties with Russia and the Iranian revolution as it enters a new, more violent phase. Glick and Wurmser talk about what Russian strategic dependence on Iran means for Israel and how Israel needs to respond to the new challenge.
11/23/2022

COMBINED ARMS WARFARE AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS, A NEW ERA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) have played an important role in warfare over the past two decades, including for counterterrorism operations. But there has been a growing debate about their utility for competition and interstate war—including between major powers such as the United States and China. For some, UASs are creating a “revolution in military affairs,” which will fundamentally reshape military doctrine, organization, force structure, operations, and tactics. For others, however, the effectiveness of UASs has been overstated, and UASs will likely have limited utility in highly contested environments. To better understand the utility of UASs, this report asks […]
11/23/2022

DOCUMENTARY : COVID VACCINES “DIED SUDDENLY”

22 NOV 2022 Healthy adults are dropping dead all across the globe. In the last 18 months, the term “Died Suddenly” has risen to the very top of “most searched” Google terms. Now, the award-winning documentary team that brought you, “Watch The Water”, and “These Little Ones” travels around the world to find answers, and tell the stories, of those who Died Suddenly. LINK TO DOCUMENTARY “DIED SUDDENLY” TWITTER “Died Suddenly” YOUTUBE TRAILER
10/02/2022

RUSSIAN EMP THREAT

The best-known electromagnetic pulse source is a nuclear weapon detonated high above the target in the atmosphere. Today, smaller, non-nuclear weapons can generate EMP, allowing for its tactical application without the devastation and long-lasting effects of nuclear weapons and radiation. Non-nuclear devices also make the use of EMP weapons politically preferable to atomic weapons. A large scale EMP effect can be produced by a single nuclear explosion detonated high in the atmosphere. This method is referred to as High-Altitude EMP (HEMP). Russian military doctrine, because HEMP attacks electronics, categorizes nuclear HEMP attack as a dimension of Information Warfare, Electronic Warfare […]
09/30/2022

IRAN CRISIS UPDATE

The Iran Crisis Updates are produced by the Critical Threats Project (CTP) at the American Enterprise Institute with support from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). LINK TO FULL REPORT  
09/22/2022

Hamas Plotting Takeover In Judea And Samaria

Col. (res.) Grisha Yakubovich, an expert on Israeli-Palestinian relations and a senior fellow at the MirYam Institute, the mounting attacks are part of a larger trend of the growing dominance of Hamas rhetoric in Judea and Samaria and an ongoing battle for Palestinian hearts and minds based on the message that violence achieves results and that negotiations and diplomacy do not. LINK TO ARTICLE
09/21/2022

Arab Israelis are organizing militarily

In May 2021, Arab Israelis fully participated in Hamas’ war against Israel. This week, former housing minister and Brig. Gen. (retired) Effi Eitam joins Caroline Glick on “Mideast News Hour” to explain what is happening with the Arab Israeli community. The two discuss how Arab Israelis are organizing militarily and socially to advance the cause of Israel’s destruction.
09/18/2022

Iran’s Qaem /Ghaem Smart Miniature Bombs

(Over a dozen full size pictures with detailed information in article)  (SMB) produced and developed by the Iran’s Ministry of Defense. Small Diameter Bombs (SDB) are a new type of bombs that have been produced and adopted in the last few years by the military powers like the United States. The U.S. prototypes of this model were heavy bombs and were launched by the fighter jets and from a high altitude. Due to Iran’s need for lighter but practical weapons for its modern drones, Iran was inspired by this type of bombs in making smart bombs, FULL PHOTOS, DATA AND […]
09/13/2022

Iran’s Precision-Guided Munitions

The last deal raised significant alarm around the region, as a cash windfall of billions of dollars resulting from sanctions relief flowed downstream to Tehran’s terrorist proxies, including the Lebanese Hezbollah. This new agreement is estimated to provide Iran with as much as $275 billion in first year sanctions relief, and as much as $1 trillion by the start of 2030, just before most of the restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program expire. Last time, the funding served to support Hezbollah’s conventional military capabilities and buttressed its influence over the Lebanese state. This largesse from Tehran only strengthened the group’s status […]
09/12/2022

IAEA REPORT IRAN

This report summarizes and assesses information in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) quarterly safeguards report for September 7, 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). Iran’s breakout time remains at zero. It has more than enough 60 percent enriched uranium, or highly enriched uranium (HEU) in the form of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) to directly fashion a nuclear explosive. If Iran wanted to further enrich its 60 percent HEU up to 90 percent weapons-grade uranium (WGU), used in […]
09/12/2022

The IAEA’s Iran NPT Safeguards Report – September 2022

by David Albright, Sarah Burkhard, and Andrea Stricker [1] September 8, 2022 Executive Summary Background Iran has consistently violated its obligations under its comprehensive safeguards agreement (CSA), a key part of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and fully account for its past and present nuclear activities. For nearly four years, the IAEA has been investigating the presence of man-made uranium particles at three Iranian sites and was seeking information about nuclear material and activities at a fourth site. In March 2022, the IAEA found Iran in breach of its safeguards obligations […]
09/12/2022

Iran/ Hezbollah Threat – The Maritime Shiite Crescent

Introduction LINK TO FREE 56 PAGE REPORT Flash Point: The Israeli Mediterranean – Lebanon Maritime Border, Karish gas fields, Hezbollah Sayyad Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah threatens to go to war if Jerusalem does not surrender some 1800 square kilometers (1118 mi) and parts of the Karish gas reservoir. Off the coast of Israel in Block I/17 of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea is the Karish North field. The Karish North discovery well is connected back to the Energean Power floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) unit as part of the first field development. The floating production, storage, and offloading vessel […]
09/07/2022

Iran Unveils Shahid Soleimani Class Catamaran Warship

Having such a capable modern warfare design will enable new tactics for the IRGC-N. Until now the IRGC has emphasized low-tech solutions and asymmetrical warfare.  The boat is a twin-hulled catamaran that carries both anti-ship and anti-air missiles. The bridge deck itself is angled and appears to be built for speed. Catamarans are typically faster than average vessels owing to their use of two small hulls instead of one large one, lessening hydrodynamic resistance and increasing speed. This  new class of warships, as first reported in 2021  Naval News based on satellite imagery. The catamaran design appears relatively large, modern and capable […]
09/01/2022

Mideast News Hour

08/28/2022

RUSSIA DEPLOYS AIR DEFENSES IN SYRIA’S DEIR EZZOR

TO PROTECT IRANIAN FORCES The deployment of air defenses in Deir Ezzor indicates that the Russian military is planning to expand its presence in the governorate, possibly to deter the US-led coalition and the SDF.Hatlah is located within a small pocket on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River that is held by the Syrian Arab Army and Iranian-backed forces. The pocket is surrounded by bases of the US-led coalition and its proxy, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). FULL REPORT AND VIDEO
08/24/2022

Nuclear Deal with Iran Would Gut IRGC Sanctions

Nuclear Deal with Iran Would Gut IRGC Sanctions FDD Experts  Latest Developments August 23, 2022 | Flash Brief A top Iranian spokesman said on Sunday that Iran achieved “huge progress” in “sanctions issues.” The West has reportedly offered Iran economic concessions that would lift indirect sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). As part of a revived nuclear deal, this action would effectively dismantle the bipartisan sanctions architecture overwhelmingly enacted by Congress just five years ago while America remained a participant in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This and other forms of sanctions relief would allow Tehran to access up to $275 billion during the accord’s first year and […]
08/24/2022

Interview with IDF Kashnar Brigadier General Ohad Nejama

The Outgoing Chief Armor Officer Reveals: The Corps Has A Classified Unit That Deals With Locating And Engaging  The Enemy Brigadier General Najama speaks for the first time about the classified formation that operated in the “Guardian of the Walls” and expands on the improved exposure capabilities, the upgraded protection and the high readiness. He talks about the issue of armor, and the involvement of the corps in the next war with Hezbollah. “The armor is both advanced, and ready, He is a strong force” Amir Bohbot 08/19/2022 Translated from Hebrew  Original Link Just before Chief Armor Officer Brigadier General […]
08/23/2022

Jewish Lives Matter: Human Rights and Anti-Semitism

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08/16/2022

Hezbollah Agents In Israel

08/03/2022

How President Trump Confronted the China Threat

07/29/2022

New Chinese Aid for Syria

As Russia is bogged down in Ukraine, China expands into Syria, this has ramifications for Israel operations in Syria. Will China demand Israel return the Golan Heights ? To note, Foreign Minister Wang Yi “The plight of the Palestinian people should not continue. China is ready to strengthen coordination with all parties to push the Palestinian question back to the priority of the international agenda”. “We have indications that Chinese experts visited in recent months some Syrian military installations that were damaged heavily during the civil war,” one Israeli defense source said. Syria will get cutting-edge communications equipment from China, announced […]
07/29/2022

Hezbollah in Syria

Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR)  reported Hezbollah in Syria using a US Bradley Fighting vehicle, it was loaded with drones. Hezbollah was training Afghan “Fatimiyoun” in Drone warfare. The US provided the Lebanese Army with 32 Bradley vehicles. Reliable sources have informed SOHR that Lebanese “Hezbollah” experts arrived in Palmyra’s archaeological city in the eastern countryside of Homs, which is controlled by Iranian-backed Afghan “Fatimiyoun” militia, days ago. According to SOHR sources, weapons and nearly 40 Afghan “Fatimiyoun” militiamen had arrived in Al-Tallilah area, east of Palmyra, the headquarters of Iranian-backed militias, then a Bradley fighting vehicle loaded with […]
07/25/2022

The Next Israel – Hezbollah War, The Mediterranean Sea Karish Gas Field

 On July 2, Hezbollah launched three unarmed drones toward the vessel, which Israel intercepted. A fourth one was intercepted over the Mediterranean Sea a week ago, with security sources estimating that the drones headed for Karish. The dispute is focused on a potentially gas-rich, 854 square kilometers (330-square-miles) area of the Mediterranean Sea off Israel and Lebanon. The revenues from future natural gas production there could reach billions of dollars. Iran – Hezbollah axis is promoting itself in control of Lebanon and Karish Gas fields. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned that “no one” would be allowed to operate in maritime oil […]
07/18/2022

IRAN: We Can Make The Bomb

Iran has the capability to make a nuclear bomb but has not decided whether to build one, according to a new Al Jazeera report. “In a few days we were able to enrich uranium up to 60 percent and we can easily produce 90 percent enriched uranium. . . . Iran has the technical means to produce a nuclear bomb but there has been no decision by Iran to build one,” said Kamal Kharrazi, a senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.  LINK TO NEWS STORY   VIDEO NEWS STORY
07/18/2022

Walk Through of Iran’s New Interim Centrifuge Assembly Center

07/18/2022

Iran: Maraging Steel Nuclear & Enrichment Program

 2021 Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) video and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reporting have revealed Iran’s renewed interest in metal bellows in its advanced centrifuges. In the case of the IR-6 centrifuge, this interest may represent the development of a design change, since earlier Iran declared this centrifuge as having carbon fiber bellows. The most logical choice for the metal in these bellows, based on characteristics of gas centrifuges, is maraging steel. Maraging steel bellows are well known to be used in the IR-2m centrifuge, but Iran has not made any of these centrifuges in years, leading to […]
07/16/2022

HEZBOLLAH’S OPERATIONS AND
NETWORKS IN THE UNITED STATES

Executive Summary ● This report aims to provide a comprehensive examination of Hezbollah-affiliated activity in America by examining all publicly-known federal criminal cases from 1997 to 2020 in the United States with a concrete link to Hezbollah. The authors found evidence of 128 individuals that meet these criteria. ● The majority of cases involve small, centralized hubs of Hezbollah operatives, who engage in illegal activities in conjunction with wider criminal enterprises to create an array of networks across America. These relationships of convenience have resulted in Hezbollah operatives collaborating with financially-motivated individuals, criminals, and other nonideological actors, in furtherance of […]
07/16/2022

President  Biden’s trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia

07/05/2022

Iran, Russia, China Coming War Games Latin America

Iran, Russia, and China are gearing up to run a series of major war drills in Latin America in a show of force meant to signal how these militaries can reach the United States. Venezuela, under the leadership of anti-U.S. socialist president Nicolás Maduro, is scheduled to host the war games in mid-August, according to a report by the Center for a Secure Free Society, a think tank that tracks malign regimes. Along with 10 other nations, Russia, China, and Iran will move their militaries into the Western Hemisphere for war drills that will “preposition forward-deployed military assets in Latin America and […]
07/02/2022

Red Sea Strategic Pact: US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt are reportedly close to clinching a deal over two strategic islands in the Red Sea, Tiran and Sanafir. That’s according to Barak Ravid, a political affairs commentator for “Israel’s” Walla! website. Ravid quotes three senior “Israeli” officials who claim that the parties are inching towards finalizing a set of agreements, understandings, and guarantees ahead of an upcoming visit to the region by US President Joe Biden. Ravid argues that the deal “will constitute an important achievement for the Biden administration in the Middle East.” He also thinks that it […]
07/01/2022

Hezbollah Maritime Threat to Israel

What military capabilities and equipment does Hezbollah’s Naval Unit have? Commando activity. the unit has an underwater commando Force named “Human frogs” Submarines. The unit likely has midget Iranian “Ghadir” submarines Hezbollah’s Naval Unit operates “Zulfiqar” attack Boats WEBLINK TO FULL REPORT   
06/30/2022

BIDEN SURRENDERS TO IRAN

Biden administration altered federal law to make it easier for individuals who have worked with designated terrorist groups to legally enter the United States. The State and Homeland Security Departments last week amended federal immigration laws to allow foreigners who provided “insignificant material support” to designated terror groups to receive “immigration benefits or other status,”  The policy shift is fueling concerns that the Biden administration wants to make it easier for individuals who work with or for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the country’s paramilitary fighting force that has killed hundreds of Americans, to enter the country. Notice of […]
06/14/2022

Blood Clots Biopsy Photos Which Are Causing Deaths

EXCLUSIVE: Shocking microscopy photos of blood clots extracted from those who “suddenly died” – crystalline structures, nanowires, chalky particles and fibrous structures (Natural News) EXCLUSIVE: Today we are publishing a series of lab microscopy photos of bizarre clots which are now being routinely found in adults who “suddenly died,” usually in a number of months following covid vaccinations. These clots are often referred to as “blood clots” but they are nothing at all like normal clots, and they consist of far more than mere blood cells. Unlike normal clots which are gelatinous, almost jelly-like, these so-called “clots” contain extremely large, […]
06/14/2022

China Causing Supply Chain Collapse Of MEDICAL SUPPLIES Across The USA

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06/13/2022

Israel : HOW TO KILL A DEMOCRACY

Netanyahu has been demonized like no other politician in Israel’s 74-year history. And for the past 30 years, no politician has come close to Netanyahu in terms of public support. For 30 years, the establishment media have waged a war-to-the-death against Netanyahu, the most popular politician in Israel and its most visionary statesman.  Insisting that new elections would be the ruin of the country, Bennett betrayed his voters and formed a post-Zionist government with the left and with the Muslim Brotherhood party. He now clings to power with a minority coalition that cannot pass basic legislation. These are Bennett’s Orwellian […]
06/12/2022

Iran’s Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

Iran’s Secret Nuclear Weapons Program, Gchine Coverup, key nuclear source material for Iran’s production of highly enriched uranium (HEU) for nuclear weapons  Iran’s Nuclear Archive contains documentary evidence demonstrating Iran’s deceptions in its declarations to the International Atomic Energy Agency about its past military nuclear activities. These deception activities continue today. Documents in the Iran Nuclear Archive expose how in 2003/2004, top level Iranian nuclear and military officials secretly transferred control of the Amad Plan’s Gchine mine and uranium concentration plant from the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), providing […]
06/09/2022

Erdoğan Provides Sanctuary: Hamas Operatives

Erdoğan administration made it easy for foreigners to acquire citizenship if they invested or purchased real estate in Turkey. That also helped many Islamist associates of Erdoğan, especially in the Muslim Brotherhood network and its Palestinian offshoot Hamas in various countries, to quickly obtain Turkish nationality. It is not clear how many Muslim Brotherhood members and Hamas militants benefited from this program as the government has not been forthcoming with detailed figures. LINK TO FULL ARTICLE
06/09/2022

THE CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS : Pfizer

06/08/2022

Interactive Map: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

SW’s daily campaign assessments of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including our static maps, are available at understandingwar.org; you can subscribe to these daily reports and other updates  here . For additional insights and analysis from ISW, follow us on Twitter  @TheStudyofWar . For media inquiries, please email  press@understandingwar.org LINK TO INTERACTIVE MAP
06/08/2022

Iran Crosses Nuclear Threshold as Israel, US Fight Amongst Themselves 

In this week’s episode of “Mideast News Hour,” Caroline Glick is joined by Dr. David Wurmser, a senior Middle East policy advisor in both the Bush and Trump administrations. They discuss: – Why the International Atomic Energy Agency’s announcement that Iran has crossed the nuclear threshold has gone virtually unremarked by Israeli and American media? – How both the US and Israel are now governed by post-nationalist governments. – American domestic struggles, as parents are not able to feed their children. – The unheralded world-changing legacy of the First Lebanon War. Join Mideast News Hour for an engrossing and ultimately […]
06/07/2022

FROM WASHINGTON TO JERUSALEM, THE CONSPIRACIES ARE UNRAVELING

Just as was the case with Trump and the U.S. media, so in Netanyahu’s case the Israeli media was a full partner in the plot to overthrow him. They used every power they could conjure up to bring about Netanyahu’s downfall. They invented laws just for him. So long as the legal systems that created Russiagate and ousted Netanyahu from power remain corrupted by politicized bureaucrats, our societies will only grow more divided and unstable. LINK TO FULL ARTICLE
06/07/2022

Israel PREPARES for Hezbollah; Iran ON VERGE of Having “Crude” Nuclear Devices? 

06/07/2022

China Reveals Their Plan To Take Over Space!

06/06/2022

SUAS, Drones, UAV Threat

Three Critical Related Reports Armed SUAS Swarm: Big Threat of Small Uas–C-suas Development and Threat Mitigation by India UAV Types & Detection By RADA Technologies | October 5, 2020 Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama Miniature Menace: The Threat of Weaponized Drone Use by Violent Non-state Actors Published Sept. 14, 2020 By Thomas Braun and edited by Alexander Fleiss VIDEO
06/01/2022

Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria

The American Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Lebanese businessmen and their companies for helping to fund Hezbollah. Hezbollah regards the results of the elections in Lebanon as a success. Hezbollah and Amal called on their supporters to show restraint in their celebrations. Hezbollah’s civilian institutions marked “Resistance” and Liberation Day (the day the IDF withdrew from south Lebanon) with a series of events, some of them attended by the Lebanese minister of culture. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah gave a speech in which he warned of the consequences of Flag Day on May 29, 2022, the day Israel celebrates the unification […]
05/28/2022

Iran’s Precision Ghader Anti-ship Cruise Missile 

See May 2022 Article Iran’s Ghader Missile Should Make The US Navy Sweat Ghader (missile) Air, Land and sea launched cruise missile. Easily hidden in a cargo container for a preempted strike The missile called “Qader” (Able) is an upgraded version of Noor (a copy of Chinese C-802 missile). The missile, which was unveiled in August 2011, has a range of 300 km (186 miles) and is described by Iranian officials as “the most powerful and precise missile of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy”. Flying at low altitudes and countering enemy vessels and coastal equipment with very low radar cross-sections, high-precision navigation system, the ability to avoid jamming […]
05/28/2022

Iran Seize Two Greek Oil Tankers

On May 27, the naval forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Greece’s Foreign Ministry said Iranian authorities “violently took over” the two ships in an “act of piracy.” The Associated Press initially reported that the US Navy is “looking into” the reports. The tankers were boarded in international waters in the gulf, with the AP in follow-up saying that IRGC operatives now have control of the ships. The IRGC has announced it is in possession of the seized vessels, with Bloomberg reporting, “The Guard’s announcement comes as tensions remain high between Iran and the West over […]
05/27/2022

Iran’s Evolving Approach to Asymmetric Naval Warfare

05/25/2022

Behind the Miracle of Israel’s Creation, 1945-49 Interview with Author Jeffrey Herf

His book Israel’s Moment is a major new account of how a Jewish state came to be forged in the shadow of World War Two and the Holocaust and the onset of the Cold War. Not coincidentally, Israel came into existence just after World War II and during the early months of the Cold War, in a singular moment of flexibility and potential. How did circumstances uniquely allow this to happen? What underpinned the support for and the opposition to the Jewish state? What role did the Soviet leadership, Americans, and other international actors play?
05/25/2022

Hezbollah Drone Threat to Israel

Video Below Baadaran Airfield, Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Backyard,  In the next war with Israel, Hezbollah will use many UAV types widely available. Will they also have to use launch sites outside of their operational comfort zone? Hezbollah has hundreds of drones in its arsenal,’ defense IDF officials say   Hezbollah’s drone flights into Israeli airspace Hezbollah’s first flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone, into Israeli airspace for reconnaissance purposes occurred in November 2004, catching Israeli intelligence off guard. A Mirsad-1 drone (an updated version of the early Iranian Mohajer drone used for reconnaissance of Iraqi troops during the […]
05/25/2022

Turkey Announces New Military Offensive

Erdogan’s announcement also comes amid a dispute within the NATO alliance about the potential admission of Sweden and Finland. The Turkish leader has objected to either nation’s admission, saying they support Kurdish terrorist groups like the PKK and YPG – allegations Stockholm has denied. “We will soon take new steps regarding the incomplete portions of the project we started on the 30-kilometer deep safe zone we established along our southern border,” Erdogan said, referring to the October 2019 “Operation Peace Spring. Link to News Article
05/25/2022

Joint Russian & Chinese Bombers Fly Near Japan

China, Russia Fly 6 Bombers Over Waters Near Japan During Quad Summit The bombers were escorted by the Japanese and South Korean jets during certain parts of their patrolling route. No incidents in the air have been reported. Russian Tupolev Tu-95MS (NATO reporting name: Bear) and Chinese Xian H-6 strategic bombers have successfully completed the 13-hour-long patrol during which the aircraft crossed over parts of the Sea of Japan (also known as East Sea) and the East China Sea. The Russian and Chinese bombers were covered along their path by Russia Air Force 4+ generation fighter jets Sukhoi Su-30SM (NATO reporting name: […]
05/22/2022

WHY SAN REMO, AND THE DATE APRIL 25, IS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL LEGITIMACY OF ISRAEL

Barry Shaw is Public Diplomacy Director at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies
05/22/2022

Biden is coming to divide Jerusalem

Barry Shaw is Public Diplomacy Director at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies This foolish president Biden, who has been wrong on every important issue throughout his political career, thinks that dividing Israel’s ancient capital will herald peace Article Link
05/22/2022

Missile Warfare Ukraine : What Iran Is Learning

Iran is watching closely events in Ukraine with a focus on missile technology and warfare – Russia has launched nearly 2,000 ballistic and cruise missiles during its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The scope and scale of its barrage are unprecedented in the realm of 21st-century warfare.  Article Link
05/22/2022

Does Iran Have A Supercavitating Torpedo?

Hoot Torpedo What Iran has so does its major supported military wings such as Hezbollah and Al Houthis We do know Tehran acquired some technology 15 years ago. Credible documentary evidence shared by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) shows that Iran tested the Shkval in the Gulf of Oman in 2004. It traveled 6.5 miles and reached a speed of 212 mph. That is impressive but shorter and slower than widely published specifications for the weapon. The test round has since been shown at defense exhibitions. Iran’s Hoot Iran test-fired their “Hoot” supercavitating torpedo several times, most recently in 2017. The Hoot […]
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