Generation Jihad Ep. 172 — Afghanistan autopsy: General Miller
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by Thomas Joscelyn & Bill Roggio
6h ago
Bill is joined again by our most special guest, Long War Journal/Generation Jihad OG and now senior fellow at Just Security, Thomas Joscelyn, to unpack another marathon, closed-door HFAC testimony. This time, the more than 200 pages of testimony they sifted through is from General Miller, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan during the botched withdrawal. They discuss testimony highlights, including when Gen. Miller throws shade at Bill and Tom but in the same breath admits that “they had it right.”  The post Generation Jihad Ep. 172 — Afghanistan autopsy: General Miller first appeared on ..read more
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Israel confronts continued Hezbollah drone threats
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by Seth Frantzman
1d ago
Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed terrorist groups continue to use drones in attacks on Israel. Hezbollah appears to have increased its use of drones in recent weeks, using them as often or more often than rockets or missiles. Israel’s Chief of Staff traveled to northern Israel to meet with officers as part of a reserve brigade drill. The post Israel confronts continued Hezbollah drone threats first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Complexity of delivering aid continues in Gaza
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by Seth Frantzman
2d ago
Humanitarian aid continues to enter Gaza via several crossings as the IDF expands operations in Rafah and Jabalya. The IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) said 451 humanitarian aid trucks were inspected and transferred to the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom Crossing and the Erez West Crossing on May 21. In addition, 12 trucks arrived by sea to the new US-built pier. The post Complexity of delivering aid continues in Gaza first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Generation Jihad Ep. 171 — Weekend update: more gasoline poured on dumpster fire
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by Joe Truzman & Bill Roggio
3d ago
Bill and Joe catch up on the last few days of headlines, including the helicopter crash that killed the Iranian president and foreign minister and whether this will impact Israel’s defensive war in Gaza; the International Criminal Court’s issuing of arrest warrants for Hamas leaders in addition to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant; the situation in Rafah; an airstrike in the West Bank; and Israel recovering the bodies of four hostages. The post Generation Jihad Ep. 171 — Weekend update: more gasoline poured on dumpster fire first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Opium protests catalyze anti-Taliban sentiments
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by Janatan Sayeh
4d ago
Afghanistan has grappled with a surge in terrorism, deepening ethnic rifts, protests, and the devastating impact of natural calamities in recent weeks. Two years into their control of Afghanistan, the Taliban is struggling to govern as a state actor. The post Opium protests catalyze anti-Taliban sentiments first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Generation Jihad Ep. 169 — The Houthi Origin Story
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by Bill Roggio
1w ago
Bill is joined by Long War Journal regular and long-time friend of the show, Edmund Fitton-Brown to talk about the Houthis. If you're here, you've heard of them — but how much do you actually know about them? What is their relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran? Why are they in Yemen? Edmund previously served as the United Kingdom's Ambassador to Yemen, a role which required him to negotiate and spend a significant amount of time in close quarters with Houthi leaders. He details some of his interactions with them and how the experience shapes his understanding of the region today. The ..read more
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Israel’s Defense Minister Calls for Gaza Plan
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by Seth Frantzman
1w ago
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reach a decision regarding the future of Gaza. “As long as Hamas retains control over civilian life in Gaza, it may rebuild and strengthen, thus requiring the IDF to return and fight, in areas where it has already operated,” he said. He also noted the challenges Israel faces on multiple fronts as two drones were downed by IDF warplanes overnight between May 14 and 15 and with Hezbollah launching more than 60 rockets at Israel. The post Israel’s Defense Minister Calls for Gaza Plan first appeared on FDD ..read more
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Russia’s Kharkiv Offensive Stretches Ukrainian Forces
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by John Hardie
1w ago
While Russia has little chance of taking Kharkiv, its offensive has already forced Ukraine to redeploy forces badly needed elsewhere. The post Russia’s Kharkiv Offensive Stretches Ukrainian Forces first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Israel Opens Another Crossing for Aid to Enter Northern Gaza
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by Seth Frantzman
1w ago
The Israel Defense Forces opened a new crossing for aid to enter into Gaza. The crossing is called the Western Erez crossing, and it is near the coast in the area of Zikim in Israel. It enables aid to reach northwestern Gaza in addition to two other crossings that now serve northern Gaza. Meanwhile in southern Gaza, the Rafah crossing remains closed, leading to concerns about aid entering southern Gaza. The post Israel Opens Another Crossing for Aid to Enter Northern Gaza first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Generation Jihad Ep. 168 — The U.S.-Israel impasse
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by Joe Truzman & Bill Roggio
1w ago
Bill and Joe discuss the current low lows of U.S.-Israel relations as Israel prepares to proceed with finishing its stated goal of defeating Hamas without the blessing of its closest ally. The post Generation Jihad Ep. 168 — The U.S.-Israel impasse first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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