KC-10 Refuels Danish F-16s

09/21/2015
09/21/2015: A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels Danish F-16s over Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, August 30, 2015. Credit:U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs:8/30/15 According to Gary Schaub, Jr.: Denmark has been a stalwart ally of the United States since 1999, participating in operations in…

A Libyan “Loose” Manpads Update: In Use Against Israelis

10/17/2012
According to a report in The Jerusalem Post, Libyan manpads have been used against Israeli forces. The IDF has refused to officially comment on reports that Palestinian terrorists fired a shoulder-launched surface-to-air missile at an IAF helicopter over Gaza last week. According to the report, which appeared in Yediot Aharonot…

FAST Marines Deploy to Libya

09/17/2012
Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company Europe (FASTEUR) Marines, Spanish Marines and British Royal Marines participated in Lisa Azul training at Naval Station Rota, Spain. This event was the final training scenario to show what they had accomplished and learned. Marine Corps Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams (FAST) are deployed around the…

Making Sense of Moscow’s Syrian Gambit

06/27/2012
6/27/12: By Dr. Stephen Blank Evidently the Administration thinks it can persuade Russia to resolve Syria’s civil war by simply abandoning its ally, Bashear Assad, and thereby facilitate a Yemeni type solution there where Assad simply leaves Syria.[i] Moscow too has sent envoys around the world telling everyone that it…

The Libyan Operation: Rethinking the Space Contribution in Rapid Response Operations

10/15/2011
10/15/2011 - By Dr. Robbin Laird and Dr. Alain Dupas The Libyan military operation in Libya is not yet over. It is too early for scholarly and learned lessons. But it is not too early to look at the tactical experiences and how those experiences presage changes to come. We…