Category Archives: North Africa

U.S. Probably Will Not Join KSA Blockade of Yemen

Further Pentagon Denials Issued By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer The United States will not join in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's naval blockade of Yemen according to a Pentagon Spokesman, quoted in an April 17 Washington Post article by Dan Lamothe. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/04/17/navy-has-seven-combat-ships-around-yemen-as-saudi-led-blockade-continues The Midlantic Dispatch has compiled a list of eleven ships from various sources, comprising the currently deployed US Navy force as follows: Nimitz class aircraft carrier USNS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-70); Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USNS Normandy (CG-60); Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers USNS Forrest Sherman (DDG-98), USNS Winston Churchill (DDG-81) and USNS Sterett (DD 104); Avenger class minesweepers USNS Sentry (MCM-3) and USNS Dextrous (MCM-13); amphibious assault ship Read more

A Country In Disarray, Or Prudent Action?

Global travel alerts were issued today for American's by the State Department, warning that al Qaeda could launch attacks in the Middle East and North Africa. The State Dept. also announced, 21 embassies and consulates would be temporarily be closed due to the expectation of al Qaeda attacks. Did President Obama overreact to intelligence reports that show a potential for attacks in Yemen and other hotspots in Northern Africa and the Middle East? A Senior National security official in Yemen said that the threat appeared to be much worse than it has been in a long time, but is this overreaction on President,s part, a show of weakness. US officials were particularly concerned about the security of the US Embassy in Yemen between the days between Saturday and Tuesday. The 17 Embassies are in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Mauritania, Read more