904 articles tagged "Barack Obama"
Mosul offensive folds, waiting now for Trump
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2016

There is no chance of the Mosul offensive scoring a victory before Barack Obama quits the White House next month. Altogether 54,000 Iraqi troops and 5,000 US servicemen – supported by 90 warplanes and 150 heavy artillery pieces - were invested in the Mosul campaign when it was launched in October. They proved unable to beat 9,000 jihadists. 

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Trump Transition Team Bids for Obama’s Hands-off in Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

His transition team asks Obama’s White House for its hands-off in Syria and Iraq.

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Flynn-Patrushev Exchange Slows Aleppo Violence Ahead of Decisive Ending
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

The Trump administration prefers to avert a decisive Syrian government victory.

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Now We Are Seven: Trump Expands US Military Ops HQ in Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

It is now hooked up with Russia and Assad government.

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Trump’s Back-Channel Diplomacy Lays the Ground for Strong Debut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 17, 2016

They have fanned out across Mid East and European capitals to open contacts.

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The Turkish Factor in the US Presidential Campaign and Trump Foreign Policy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 17, 2016

Unlike Clinton, Trump’s security and intelligence aides prefer Erdogan to his foe Gulen.

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Obama hits Trump tie with Putin, Erdogan on Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2016

Half a dozen long convoys of trucks carrying US arms, hurriedly put together by US military headquarters in Baghdad, have crossed the border in the last three days on their way to the Syrian Kurdish PYD-YPG militia, 

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Arak IR-40 heavy water reactor
Trump’s first ME military action may target Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 12, 2016

Was Tehran testing Donald Trump’s resolve, after he called the 2015 nuclear accord “the worst deal ever” which he vowed to dismantle?

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Anti-ISIS Ops in Syria and Iraq at a Standstill, Waiting for Trump
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

The US president-elect on Syria and Iraq: “We need different thinking in this country.”

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Will Saudi King’s Son Be Next Monarch? Only If He Can Jump the Line
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

King Salman has acted to correct the imbalance between his son and MBN.

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The Mosul Operation May Mire the US in Regional Conflicts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

Obama’s plan for a major victory against ISIS quickly runs foul of local disputes.

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Coalition forces wait for Mosul assault
Obama vs Baghdad on Sunni cleansing of Mosul
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

A major dispute that has sprung up between Washington and Baghdad hangs over the coalition’s Mosul offensive concerning the Ba’aj corridor used by ISIS to move between Mosul and Raqqa.

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Russia & Turkey carve anti-US enclaves in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 15, 2016

Presidents Putin and Erdogan have signaled Barack Obama that their sole interest in the future of Syria lies in the military enclaves both are constructing in the north. 

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Obama set for Mosul battle, leaves Aleppo to Putin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 8, 2016

Obama hopes to complete the Mosul offensive before the end of December and incorporate this victory in his legacy. The Syrian town of Aleppo can go by the board. He leaves it to putin to recover for Assad.

 

 

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How Far Will Obama and Putin Go in Their Duel over Syria?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016

He has no intention of sinking any further into the Syrian war quagmire.

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The US and Russia Put out Identical Disinformation for Opposite Goals in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016

Obama uses this tool to evade military action, while Putin flexes muscles.

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US, Russia on brink of military showdown in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2016

There is a sense in Washington and Moscow alike that a military showdown between the US and Russia is inevitable – direct this time, not through proxies.

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Mosul Operation Brought Forward to October at Obama’s Insistence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016

Barack Obama orders US army chiefs to bring forward the operation to free Mosul from ISIS.

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ISIS Too Pivots to Asia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016

Three-quarters of a billion Asian Muslims provide a recruiting paradise for terrorists.

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Once out of the Mid East, the US Can’t Come to Grips with the Jihadists
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2016

Once out of the Mid East, the US can’t come to grips with the jihadists.

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