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Targeting leaders won’t deter Taliban’s ‘jihad,’ group says | The Long War Journal

Posted in Uncategorized by cp4ab0lishm3nt on June 19, 2016

“History shows that such befallings have never weakened this Movement, but more often than not, has only strengthened their resolve,” the Taliban said in the

Source: Targeting leaders won’t deter Taliban’s ‘jihad,’ group says | The Long War Journal

Ontario Tanto Bayonet for M16, M4, and AR-15

Posted in Uncategorized by cp4ab0lishm3nt on June 12, 2016

“What’s the spirit of the bayonet!” the drill sergeant yelled. “To KILL! KILL! KILL! with the cold blue steel!” I roared back, trying to look as mean as I felt with th…

Source: Ontario Tanto Bayonet for M16, M4, and AR-15

U.S. fighter jets bomb 16 more IS targets in Syria, Iraq: U.S. admiral

Posted in Uncategorized by cp4ab0lishm3nt on June 8, 2016

U.S. Navy fighter jets flying from an aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea bombed 16 new Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria on Monday.

Now in their fourth day, the strikes from the Mediterranean have opened a new front in the U.S. air campaign against the militant group.

“We’re getting the job done,” Rear Admiral Bret Batchelder, commander of the USS Harry S. Truman strike group, told reporters on the ship as the strikes were being conducted.

He said carrier-based F/A-18 fighter jets had released 10 to 20 naval munitions on targets in Iraq and Syria since Friday, when the Truman moved to the Mediterranean from the Persian Gulf to resume bombing militant targets in both countries.

Navy officials gave no details about what targets were hit and destroyed, but said they were largely the same as in previous strikes from the Gulf, with a focus on destroying and eroding Islamic State’s financial base.

Shifting the Truman to the Mediterranean was intended to demonstrate that the U.S. Navy is ready to respond to threats and hit targets from anywhere in the world, Batchelder said.

If needed, the ship’s 72 fighter jets and other aircraft also could be used to hit targets in Libya, where Islamic State militants are making big inroads, but that is not why the ship was redeployed to the Mediterranean, Batchelder said.

Batchelder said the fight against Islamic State is starting to bear fruit, with estimates showing the U.S. military and coalition partners in 64 countries have retaken about 45 percent of the land formerly controlled by the militant group.

Islamic State’s oil and gas revenues have fallen to $250 million, he said. In February, State Department spokesman John Kirby used the same estimate to describe the decline in the group’s oil income since last summer, before the U.S. began targeting its oilfields and supply routes in Syria.

Batchelder said the Truman also would participate in several military exercises with allies in the Mediterranean before returning to her home port of Norfolk, Virginia in mid-July. Those exercises would include an air defense exercise with the French military, and a simpler exercise with Morocco.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Richard Chang)

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Mediterranean Sea

A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Mediterranean Sea in a photo released by the US Navy June 3, 2016. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bobby J Siens/Handout via REUTERS

US military targets senior Shabaab commander in Somalia | The Long War Journal

Posted in Uncategorized by cp4ab0lishm3nt on June 2, 2016

The US military announced that it targeted Abdullahi Haji Da’ud, a top military commander and planner for Shabaab, al Qaeda’s official branch in East Africa, in

Source: US military targets senior Shabaab commander in Somalia | The Long War Journal

Why ISIS Will Outlast the Coalition Arrayed Against It, and Why It’s Our Own Damn Fault

Posted in Uncategorized by cp4ab0lishm3nt on May 25, 2016

Today’s guest post comes from Barefoot Boomer. Boomer is a career Army officer and strategist. He is also a historian with an emphasis in American and German military history.  The content an…

Source: Why ISIS Will Outlast the Coalition Arrayed Against It, and Why It’s Our Own Damn Fault

Iraqi forces report recapturing city in western Anbar | The Long War Journal

Posted in Uncategorized by cp4ab0lishm3nt on May 18, 2016

Rutbah has been a key center of activity for the Islamic State in Anbar. It is the latest population center in the western province to be liberated by the Iraqi

Source: Iraqi forces report recapturing city in western Anbar | The Long War Journal

Egypt court orders release on parole of jihadist Mohamed El-Zawahri – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online

Posted in Uncategorized by cp4ab0lishm3nt on February 25, 2016

Russians say improvised explosive device brought down jet in Sinai | The Long War Journal

Posted in Uncategorized by cp4ab0lishm3nt on November 18, 2015

Russian officials say an improvised explosive device with a “capacity of up to 1 kg of TNT” brought down an airliner in the Sinai on Oct. 31. Between the

Source: Russians say improvised explosive device brought down jet in Sinai | The Long War Journal

US airstrikes target Islamic State leaders in Libya and Syria | The Long War Journal

Posted in Uncategorized by cp4ab0lishm3nt on November 15, 2015

The strikes that targeted “Jihadi John” and Abu Nabil should serve as a reminder that 14 years after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US, the military and

Source: US airstrikes target Islamic State leaders in Libya and Syria | The Long War Journal

A-10 Gunship Attacks Critical to Taking Town from ISIS: Pentagon | Military.com

Posted in Counterterrorism, Kill, Special Forces, Terrorism by cp4ab0lishm3nt on November 7, 2015