Entries Tagged ‘ISIS’

U.S. Troops Hone Cold War Skills

By Debbie Gregory. In light of increasing threats from Eastern Europe, the United States Army is focused on relearning Cold War-era skills to confront potential Russian threats. The adjustments include re-camouflaging vehicles to blend into the terrain, dispersing into smaller groups to avoid sophisticated surveillance drones and the use of netting to hide troop positions. […]

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Troop Surge in Afghanistan?

By Debbie Gregory. Officials have said that some 3,000 to 5,000 extra troops, including hundreds of Special Operations forces, could be deployed to Afghanistan. Their mission? To stop the Taliban. But instead of hoping to beat the Taliban on the battlefield, the aim would be to negotiate an end to the conflict. The Pentagon has […]

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B-2 Bombers Kill Dozens of ISIS Fighters in Libya

By Debbie Gregory. Last week, American warplanes unleashed a massive attack on at least two Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) training camps in Libya, killing an estimated 80 militants. This was one of the last short-notice military operations ordered by President Barack Obama. “The fighters training in these camps posed a security risk to Libya, […]

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White House Sets New Rules of Engagement for Troops in Afghanistan

By Debbie Gregory. President Obama has approved new authorities for U.S. forces in Afghanistan in an effort to better use the troops. The new rules give U.S. forces a greater ability to accompany conventional Afghan forces that are fighting the Taliban. “This makes good sense. It’s a good use of the combat power that we […]

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Eclectic Anti-ISIS Fighters Being Trained By U.S. Military

By Debbie Gregory. The Kurdish People’s Protection Union, also known by the initials YPG, is a predominantly Kurdish militia taking up arms against ISIS. The YPJ, also known as the Women’s Defense Units, is the YPG’s female brigade, which was set up in 2012. The Anti-ISIS fighters know firsthand the darkness that is ISIS. Most […]

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