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Trump confirms al-Qaeda’s Yemen leader killed Read

As published by Al=Monitor by Jack Detsch An American operation killed al-Qaeda’s top leader in Yemen last week, President Donald Trump confirmed Thursday night. Qasim al-Raymi had been targeted in a botched US Navy SEAL raid in 2017, just days ...
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U.S. killed a top al-Qaida leader in Yemen, reports say

As published by Yahoo News by Sean D. Naylor Sean D. NaylorNational Security Correspondent,Yahoo News•January 31, 2020 Qasim al-Raymi, in an al-Qaida video. The leader of al-Qaida’s Yemen branch is believed to have been killed in a U.S. airstrike earlier ...
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Iraqi F-16s Could Be in Jeopardy Amid Iran Tensions

As published by Foreign Policy by BY ELLEN IOANES, LARA SELIGMAN It was supposed to be a gesture of goodwill and a good-faith effort to give Iraq the military it needed to defend itself against regional adversaries like Iran and ...
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A tale of two partners: Comparing two approaches for partner force operations

As published by the Middle East Institute by Mulroy and Oehlerich The 2018 National Defense Strategy shapes the way the U.S. military competes with state and non-state adversaries. It specifically calls for improvements in partner force operations (PFO) — especially ...
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The killing of Qassem Soleimani: Was there a better way?

As published by the Arab Weekly by Michael P. Mulroy and Eric S. Oehlerich In the early hours of Jan. 3, 2020, a U.S. Military MQ-9 drone fired multiple air-to-ground missiles and killed the commander of the elite Iranian Islamic ...
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The killing of Qassem Soleimani: Was there a better way?

As published by the Middle East Institute by Michael P. Mulroy and Eric S. Oehlerich In the early hours of Jan. 3, 2020, a U.S. Military MQ-9 drone fired multiple air-to-ground missiles and killed the commander of the elite Iranian ...
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The Takeaway: January 15, 2020

As published by Al-Monitor by Andrew Parasiliti 1. Nowhere to Go: Putin’s uncertain endgame in Syria When Russian and Syrian forces besieged Aleppo in 2016, opposition and terrorist groups as well as thousands of civilians fled to Idlib governorate. As ...
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US believes Iran ‘likely’ shot down Ukrainian airliner: Pompeo

As published by ABC News by Luis Matinez The United States believes it is "likely" Iran shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed this week in Iran, killing all 176 on board, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday ...
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Washington’s relationship with Baghdad suffers fallout from US-Iran showdown

As published by Arab Weekly by Emily Przyborowski WASHINGTON - As Iraq acts as a potential stage for the crisis between Tehran and Washington to play out, the relationship between Washington and Baghdad is nosediving. The Iraqi parliament voted to ...
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These federal jobs are crucial to U.S. policy on Iran — and remain unfilled by Trump’s team

As published by the Washington Post Kattie Mattler Speaking from the White House this week amid stoked tensions with Iran, President Trump was flanked by nearly a dozen men involved in our nation’s defense — a move meant to convey ...
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