DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2011, 10:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
The US is willing to replenish NATO's empty missile and smart bomb arsenals but needs to know who is footing the bill. Robert Gates like British and French Libyan war commanders don't believe in NATO's ability to topple Muammar Qaddafi.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2011, 3:02 AM (GMT+02:00)
Saudi-US disagreements have solidified for the first time in King Abdullah's decision to put their policy arguments behind him and go for action independent of the US. His first move was to freeze his $60 billion arms purchases from America. His second: to encourage the Yemeni ruler to defy Washington. The blow to American pockets as well as prestige is disastrous: For decades, Saudi Arabia has been the top buyer of American military hardware
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 2, 2011, 10:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
After weeks of rising tension, Israel and Hamas have taken a step towards a full-blown military confrontation: Saturday, April 2, an Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades gunmen in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army spokesman said the operation pre-empted a major Palestinian terror-cum-kidnap campaign scheduled for Passover. Hamas warned Israel its "dangerous escalation" would have "consequences." debkafile's sources: The coming conflict will be influenced by the changing forces rising from current Arab unrest.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 25, 2011, 12:59 AM (GMT+02:00)
Profound disagreements among three allies and within their administrations are hampering progress in the Libyan operation. NATO and Arab props crumple.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2011, 2:02 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Saudi-led GCC forces in Bahrain to support the king face the onset of a Shiite guerrilla war organized by Hizballah on Iran's behalf. They all understand that this war will spread further.
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly June 21, 2010, 6:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Special Report June 18, 2010, 1:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
US defense secretary Robert Gates reported Thursday, June 17 that the US had overhauled its missile defense plans following intelligence that Iran could fire "scores or hundreds" of short- and medium-range missiles against Europe -in salvoes rather than one or two at a time. The new
DEBKAfile Special Report April 28, 2010, 1:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
US and Israeli defense chiefs Robert Gates and Ehud Barak told reporters at the end of their talks in the Pentagon on April 27: "
debkafile: Neither sounded ready to halt the headlong Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah drive for a summer war.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 18, 2010, 8:24 AM (GMT+02:00)
The New York Times Sunday, April 18, reveals a secret memo from US Defense Security Robert Gates determining that the White House has no effective policy for dealing with Iran's steady progress towards nuclear capability. This confirms what debkafile has been saying for more than a year, while also exposing the hollowness of the assurances of Israeli leaders, current and past, that it was safe to line up behind
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2010, 5:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in
DEBKAfile Special Report March 8, 2010, 4:29 PM (GMT+02:00)