War against terorrism [2001-RRRR]
Reflections on the situation in Afghanistan ...
The AH-64A embodied the knowledge bought in the Korean and Vietnam Wars by the blood of the pilots of the first armed and combat helicopters. For a long time, he became the standard of a combat helicopter, which was able to decimate the enemy's tank columns. But technology from the early 70's has some limitations. Therefore, it was necessary to develop the AH-64D Longbow Apache, which significantly expanded the capabilities of the original helicopter.
The four-wheeled ASV 150 transporter was originally developed and manufactured by Textron from Louisiana for the needs of the US Military Police. The four-wheeled armored vehicle with a turret is also adapted for this. The first armor was delivered to the army in 1999. They underwent a fire test in Kosovo. Until the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq in 2003, the Military Police had about fifty of them available.
Fighting for Somalia continues. In December, the African Union ( AU ) approved the merger of its troops with Kenyan troops, which passed under the command of the AU. Djibouti and Sierra Leone, each with 1,500 troops, have also decided to contribute to the operation in Somalia. The African Union has so far had 9,000 troops in the capital, but says it needs at least 20,000 troops to maintain order in the country. During December, January and February, air operations continue with partial success. At the end of December, AU troops conquered Beledweyne, but more importantly, the conquest of the Badhadhe Islamist base in February, which is only 180 km from the port city of Kismayo. Like Kismayo, Badhadhe represents an important logistical point for al-Shabaab. However, al-Shabaab retaliated and attacked the Ethiopian base with a suicide attack that killed 10 Ethiopian soldiers. The abduction and killing of humanitarian workers in Somalia also continues.
Boko Haram is a Nigerian terrorist organization that ranks among one of the most destructive terrorist organizations of all time. The insurgents pose a great threat to Africa's most populous country and its neighbors. This group performs acts of religious terrorism, but also by certain acts it belongs to the guerrilla group. It has organized combat tactics, which, however, began to change over time in 2015. Boko Haram, like the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, is trying to create a caliphate in northern Nigeria that will be governed primarily by Sharia law.
On September 10, 2001, almost no one in America knew anything about Islam.
On September 12, 2001, almost everyone seemed to know everything. The catastrophe that has just passed becomes the parent of instant certainties, beliefs about one's own truths.
But the questions remain - is the trend towards a global caliphate, according to the ideas and ambitions of the most forged Islamists, or is there still an optimistic belief in the ideal of Western liberal democracy?
The long-running conflict in the Horn of Africa is taking on a new dimension. Kenya joined the fight against the Islamist group al-Shabaab in Somalia in October, provoked by numerous attacks by al-Shabaab. The conflict in Somalia has a number of indirect consequences for Kenya that threaten its own stability. One of them is the influx of large numbers of refugees. Near the border with Somalia is the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, which has been home to 400,000 refugees. The refugee complex has become Kenya's third largest " city ". The influx of refugees further weakens an already poor country. In addition to the indirect security threats posed by Somalia's instability, al-Shabaab groups have begun to threaten Kenya with direct attacks on its territory.
The introduction of a new tank did not just mean a new vehicle. The experience from the operation caused a practically complete reconstruction of the armored divisions, because the old organizational structure was unsatisfactory. Only then was the potential of the new tanks properly used.
Al Qaeda, an amorphous organization, or rather just a unit without an address, with supposedly the highest principal Osama bin Laden remaining somewhere in the burrow on the Afghan-Pakistani border, has proven its devastating impact many times. When and where did it actually start?
The problem is growing and becoming more brutal, but the chances of catching terrorists and bringing them to justice are slim. Its tentacles encircle the globe. Here is an overview of 800 terrorist organizations from 88 countries. The names of the organization are taken from the English original.
Continuation of an overview of terrorist groups from around the world, this time focused on African countries.
Global Islamist terrorism has undergone a dizzying development since the start of the War on Terror after the attacks in 2001. Al Qaeda has transformed from a hierarchical grouping with territorial bases into a decentralized organization linked only by an ideological framework, moreover, without a link to specific territorial bases. The article examines the genesis of ways of preparing Islamist terrorists after September 2001.
That none of us had thought of it before? After all, solve the problem by denying its existence! The ultimate logic of politically correct thinking.
An article commenting on the deployment of the UAV ( Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ) in the current asymmetric wars against Islamic terrorism.