Pentagon backtracks plan to retake Mosul from ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1747705" align="aligncenter" width="600"] ISIS fighters in Mosul, Iraq[/caption] WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is backtracking on the April-May timeframe a U.S. Central Command senior official gave to take more…

Pentagon defends disclosure of battle plan

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Amid criticism that it is aiding the enemy, the Pentagon is defending its decision to disclose details of a plan to retake the Iraqi city of more…

Pentagon tips off ISIS on plan
to take back Mosul

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1716175" align="aligncenter" width="596"] ISIS captured Mosul, Iraq, in June 2014[/caption] WASHINGTON – The United States has laid out a battle plan to retake the Iraqi city of more…

Obama 'withholding intel from Netanyahu'

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_132463" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu[/caption] WASHINGTON – If the U.S. is curbing intelligence to Israel regarding international talks on Iran's nuclear program, as alleged, more…

'Enemy of mine enemy' in Mideast conflict

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_398291" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Golan Heights[/caption] WASHINGTON – The race to take over the Syrian Golan Heights has pitted the strategic intentions of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah against those more…

ISIS poised to attack Christian towns

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Some 3,000 Sunni jihadist fighters have gathered in the Syrian Qalamoun mountains bordering eastern Lebanon, poised to attack a series of Christian towns in northern and more…

Expert: FBI 'neutered' by Muslim Brotherhood

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – A veteran national-security specialist disputes FBI Director James Comey's contention that restrictions on information-gathering are the main hindrance to uncovering ISIS conspiracies in the U.S. Clare more…