Yemen

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Terrorism Tradecraft

Terrorism Tradecraft is republished with permission of Stratfor. Read more: Terrorism Tradecraft | Stratfor One of the distinctive features of Stratfor’s terrorism and security analysis is its focus on the methodology of attacks. Of course, identifying those responsible for an attack is important, especially in ensuring that the perpetrators are […]

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Militant attacks on commercial shipping a real threat

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a brief advisory on 19 November that states analysis linking an attack on the Japanese crude oil tanker MV M. Star on 28 July to the Abdullah Azzam Brigade is valid.  A report by William Maclean and Jonathan Saul, entitled “Analysis: […]

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Attack alerts issued

Following closely after warnings about attacks on ships in the Straits of Malacca, the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued a warning of increased likelihood of attacks by al-Qaeda on vessels transiting the Bab el Mandeb, Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden along the coast of Yemen. MARAD […]

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Countering Somali Piracy – All International Eggs in one Basket?*

* Moderator’s Note: Reprinted with permission from Seaways, Journal of the Nautical Institute, September 2009, pp. 30-31. The focused intervention of foreign naval forces off the coast of Somalia raises as many questions as it answers.  Why Somalia and not Nigeria or Indonesia?  Why so much emphasis on treating it […]

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An interesting press release from the US HQ in Bahrain

See: “New Counter-Piracy Task Force Established.” There are several interesting components to this. The first is organizational: “Some navies in our coalition did not have the authority to conduct counter-piracy missions,” said Vice Adm, Bill Gortney, CMF Commander. “The establishment of CTF-151 will allow those nations to operate under the […]

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Leased commercial sealift

The cost factors Ken Hansen outlines demonstrate the ongoing need for sealift. Indeed, with sealift costs being between one-tenth and one-seventieth the cost of airlift, coupled with the fact that many of our shipments to Afghanistan are routine in nature given the four year plus length of our current mission, […]

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