Monthly Archives: October 2017

Niger Ambush: Old AUMF, new AUMF and such

As long as American military activity involves countering “radical Islamist fundamentalism and the spread of it,” Congress doesn’t need to give the Pentagon any special permission since, in the view of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the AUMF that passed in … Continue reading

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Ambush in Niger: attack from Mali killed 13 gendarmes

The Niger village of Ayorou, about 40 km (25 miles) inside the border has been attacked. “They were heavily armed. They had rocket launchers and machine guns. They came in four vehicles each with about seven fighters,” and managed to … Continue reading

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Centcom donates Tucanos to Lebanon

🇺🇸 U. S. military donates two Super Tucanos to support the 🇱🇧 #Lebanese Air Force #LAF @usembassybeirut @LebarmyOfficial pic.twitter.com/gUHEF0k20T — U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) October 10, 2017 [March 24 2015 Lebanese University Tripoli urged to replace Christian director ]     Exams … Continue reading

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Iraqis capture Sunni town of Hawijah

    “The Coalition congratulates the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi Security Forces on their swift and decisive victory against ISIS in Hawijah Oct. 5″ said Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, Commanding General of the Combined Joint Task … Continue reading

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