87 articles tagged "Donald Trump"
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Iraqi F-16 jets strike ISIS in Abu Kemal, Syria
Iraq hits ISIS in Syria - with Russia, without US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2017

The Iraqi air force Friday, Feb. 24, conducted its first ever bombardment of the Islamic State in Syria. The target was the southeastern town of Abu Kemal near the Iraqi border.Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Tahseen Ibrahim stated that Baghdad had coordinated the attack with Moscow, Damascus and Tehran using shared intelligence. Asked if the United State military was involved, he said he did not know. 

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Assad Will Let Hizballah Fire Rockets against Israel from Syrian Soil
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

He promised Tehran the use of Syrian soil in a Hizballah war against Israel.

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Even If Large-Scale US Forces Can Beat ISIS – It Won’t Be Swift
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

Along with the deployment of US troops, Trump needs to establish a Sunni Arab front.

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Saudis, Israelis Coordinate Military Steps to Face Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

The two governments are now working on practical, operational steps.

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Trump Team’s Brief Honeymoon with Turkey’s Erdogan Is over
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

With Mike Flynn’s exit, Ankara has lost its champion in Washington.

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US twin sea buildup against China, NKorea, Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report February 19, 2017

 

 


 

 

Donald Trump marked his first month as US President with two major military gambits in the Middle East, Asia and the South China Sea. Sunday, Feb. 19, the US Navy said that the Nimitz-class USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and strike group had begun patrols in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. The US Navy also expanded its presence in the Red Sea, especially around the Strait of Bab El-Mandeb with the  large 11th Marine Expeditionary Combat Unit.
 

 

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Can Trump rescue his Syria deal with Putin?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 17, 2017

Overlaying US President Donald Trump’s extraordinary, hour-long skirmish with reporters Thursday, Feb. 16, was bitter frustration over the domestic obstacles locking him out from his top security and foreign policy goals. debkafile’s sources report that his relations with Putin will quickly roll downhill without a strong hand to haul them back and Trump will miss the chance of a joint war on ISIS and getting Iran thrown out of Syria.
 

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Anti-Detente Russian Spies May Have Toppled Trump Advisor Flynn
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2017

Anti-detente Russian spies may have toppled Trump advisor Flynn.

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Netanyahu in Washington Shortly after Israeli Air Force Smashes ISIS-Sinai
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2017

Israel’s integration in US anti-ISIS Syrian operations was discussed with Trump.

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Trump & Netanyahu agree: Israel-Gulf peace first
DEBKAfile Special Report February 15, 2017

Trump reacted positively to Netanyahu’s proposal to broaden the Israeli-Palestinian peace process into a regional effort as a “very important” new idea which he believed could succeed. “I believe we will have a deal that is better than many Israelis think.” 

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US-Russian steps vs Iran await new NSC chief
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 14, 2017

Michael Flynn’s resignation as National Security Adviser Feb. 13 was a catastrophe for the Middle East. He charted a US-Russian partnership whose core objective was to clip Iran’s wings as premier Middle East power conferred by Barack Obama. 

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Ahead of Netanyahu-Trump talks, Abbas woos Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas pivots towards Iran in a move to pre-empt a US embassy move to Jerusalem, and the friendly talks between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

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Coming Trump-Putin-Erdogan deal rumbles thru ME
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 11, 2017

Trump is determined to knock Iran off its pedestal, but will tax the Israeli prime minister with a demand for the IDF to take part in the war on ISIS, alongside Arab armies, as an opening for peace diplomacy.

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US-Iran Dispute: Hot Rhetoric and Calculated Restraint
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Trump and Khamenei were careful not to tip their feud over the brink at this stage.

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Why Did the Raqqa Offensive Never Take off? For Four Good Reasons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

The Kurdish-Arab force has meanwhile been stopped in its tracks.

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Old Petraeus Team’s Leading Lights Join Trump’s NSC in Key Posts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Two are colonels who helped draw up his surge plan which turned the tide in Iraq.

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Israel’s inaction in Syria may open Golan to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2017

Since Netanyahu's rhetoric is not backed by military action, Israel has little say in what happens next in Syria, and little clout for keeping Iran and Hizballah out of the Golan.

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US special operations forces in Yemen
Yemen shapes up for US-Iran military clash
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 5, 2017

Eight armies are fighting for dominance in Yemen. Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) elements, most acting as advisers to the Houthi rebels, intervene actively from time to time. A US special forces intervention cannot be ruled out.

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Trump: New Iran sanctions, USS Cole to Red Sea
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 3, 2017

A fresh round of sanctions was followed by the posting of the USS Cole to the Red Sea. Tehran or its Middle East proxies, such as the Lebanese Hizballah, may well hit back in Syria or by limited military strikes against US allies, Riyadh and Tel Aviv.

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Surprise Zigzag: Trump and Saudi King Agree to Test Iran on Détente - First
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017

Last attempt to bring Iran round from aggression to dialogue and saved from US punishment.

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