76th Anniversary of the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on the U.S.
U.S. backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have reportedly retaken ISIS’ proclaimed capital of Raqqa. (Stars and Stripes story)
A look at the battlefield last week:
GOOD NEWS: ISIS has lost 95% of its gains in Iraq.
POWER VACUUM: The multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk produces a large amount of oil, which the U.S. trained Kurdish army wants to control.
UPDATE: Iraqi forces seized the oil fields and air base in Kirkuk on Monday, Oct. 16. The Kurds withdrew. (Circa News story)
The U.S. is not currently supporting either side’s claims. Read more at Stars & Stripes
The Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram ambushed U.S. special operations troops who were helping train soldiers in Niger. 3 Green Berets were killed and two were wounded.
A look at Boko Haram (which means “Western education is sinful”)
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Recent ISIS setbacks in Syria and Iraq have not deterred their planning and execution of attacks in Europe.
Radical Muslims love Europe’s open borders, political correctness and giant welfare payments.
Source: Institute for the Study of War
President Trump’s speech to the United Nations today highlighted the world organization’s bloated bureaucracy and the failure of Communism and Socialism.
Earlier this year NATO got the same message from Trump and started taking more responsibility for their defense.
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July 4, 2017: North Korea test-fired a Hwasong-14 which could reach Alaska.
U.S. spy satellites picked up activity at North Korea’s underground nuclear facility this week, ahead of today’s (June 21, 2017) meetings with U.S. and Chinese diplomats in D.C. (Read more at Fox News)
North Korea has tested five nuclear bombs so far.
North Korea boasted it had fired a new type of cruise missile on June 9.
GOOD NEWS: South Korea then agreed to accept more THAAD missile defense from the U.S. Read more at Stripes.com
1. The U.S. rushed deployment of two THAADs to the SE of South Korea before their Presidential elections.
2. China balked at THAAD deployment.
3. New South Korean President suspended deployment of additional THAAD, citing environmental concerns (ridiculous).
4. JUNE 7, 2017: North Korea just launched new missile salvos, (fourth since new President Moon took over.)
5. Will the U.S. reconsider its defense of South Korea?
UPDATE: South Korea has agreed to accept more THAAD missile defense from the U.S. after another launch by North Korea on June 9. Read more at Stripes.com
May 18, 1917: President Woodrow Wilson readied the U.S. for the Great War (WW1) by signing the Selective Service Act passed by Congress.
25 million signed up
2.5 million ultimately drafted
2 million volunteered
117,000 died (50% to influenza)
675,000 Americans died from influenza brought back from the war
–WW1 propaganda poster
North Korea fired a ballistic missile 500 miles into the Sea of Japan over the weekend.
Chronology: North Korea Missile Tests (Yonhap News Agency)
Map from The Daily Mail.
April 15, 2017: Over 20 101st Airborne troops sent to Somalia to train forces fighting radical Islamist group al-Shabab
May 5: Death of U.S. Navy Seal announced outside Mogadishu.
Loss of Somalia to radical Islamists could force maritime trade to travel around the African continent. Read more at Geopoliticalfutures.com