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Gen. Barry Mccaffrey Says Vietnam-Generation Media, Pols Distrust U.S. Military | Breitbart News

July 10, 2014
"So, Iraq is coming apart, and I think in the long run, Richard Haas (president of the Council on Foreign Relations) has a pretty good explanation of it, as does ("American War Generals" executive producer) Peter Bergen, that we're seeing fault lines develop on World War I geographical boundaries that inadequately identified national entities."

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Editorial: New Rules Needed For Use Of Drones | Metrowest Daily News

July 7, 2014

The authors of this report are not pacifist human rights crusaders. They include retired Army Gen. John Abizaid, the former commander of U.S. Central Command; Philip Mudd, a former deputy director of the CIA's counterterrorism Center; and John B ...

Use of Drones for Killings Risks a War Without End, Panel Concludes in Report | The New York Times

June 26, 2014

Other members of the group are Philip Mudd, a former deputy director of the C.I.A.'s Counterterrorism Center; Jeffrey Smith, who served as the C.I.A.'s general counsel during the Clinton administration; and John B. Bellinger III, the legal adviser to ...

Washington and London Ignored Warnings about the ISIS Offensive in Iraq | The Daily Beast

June 24, 2014

Brian Fishman, a fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, sees the tie-up as being more indirect and Byzantine, noting there is a difference between “an explicit partnership or an implicit alignment of interests.” And he maintains that ...

Confronting Terrorism And Instability In The Middle East: The Common National ... | The Huffington Post

June 23, 2014

Iraq currently has a military of only a little over 270,000 personnel, practically without any air force. Its army has only 336 old tanks and 100 helicopters. The U.S. has yet to deliver the F-16 fighters that it has sold to Iraq. And Peter Bergen, a ...

What Isil's English-Language Propaganda Tells U.S. About Its Goals | Al Jazeera America

June 20, 2014

"They've definitely learned that in order to maintain control over the long term, they need to provide actual governance to the local population, and they need to tell that story," said Brian Fishman, a counterterrorism research fellow at the New ...

Twitter Snitch Spills Isis's Secrets | The Daily Beast

June 18, 2014

Brian Fishman, a fellow at The New America foundation and ISIS analyst who has been following the group for years, is cautious about @wikibaghdady's claims but called the account, “at minimum a keen observer of events in Syria,” and “a key source of ...

Who Is Benghazi Suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah? | USA Today

June 17, 2014

"Khatallah is a classic jihadist,'' said Philip Mudd, a former CIA and FBI counter-terrorism official. "He's probably more hard-core than some of the others.'' Robert McFadden, a former Naval Criminal Investigative Service official, described Khatallah ...

Rebels' Fast Strike In Iraq Was Years In The Making | The New York Times

June 14, 2014

“What we see in Iraq today is in many ways a culmination of what the I.S.I. has been trying to accomplish since its founding in 2006,” said Brian Fishman, a counterterrorism researcher at the New America Foundation, referring to the Islamic State in ...

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