Analysis: Al Nusrah Front ‘committed’ to Ayman al Zawahiri’s ‘orders’

Analysis: Al Nusrah Front ‘committed’ to Ayman al Zawahiri’s ‘orders’

longwarjournal.org 29 May '15, 7pm

On Wednesday (May 27), Al Jazeera aired the first part of its lengthy interview with Abu Muhammad al Julani, who heads the Al Nusrah Front in Syria. The broadcast portrayed Julani and his organization, which is an official branch of al Qaeda, in an overwhelmingly positive light. The interviewer, Ahmad Mansur, began the session by declaring that it was being conducted from one of the “liberated” areas of northwestern Syria. Mansur’s leading questions allowed Julani to emphasize Al Nusrah’s supposedly kinder and gentler approach to waging jihad. In the months leading up to Julani’s latest televised appearance (he was previously interviewed b...

Chinese military bars smartwatches, smart glasses and internet-connected wearables #Chinese #mi…

thenextweb.com 29 May '15, 7pm

Armies — regardless of nationality — are not designed to be bastions of freedom. So when the Chinese military found out that one of its recru...

Making history as she takes to the skies:

militaryconnection.com 29 May '15, 4pm
Making history as she takes to the skies:

Meet the first female F-35 fighter jet pilot. Lt. Col. Christine Mau, the 33rd Fighter Wing Operations Group deputy commander, piloted her fi...

Peralta family will donate fallen Marine's Navy Cross to ship

marinecorpstimes.com 29 May '15, 6pm
Peralta family will donate fallen Marine's Navy Cross to ship

In 2004, grabbed a grenade tossed by an enemy during a building-clearing mission in Fallujah, Iraq. According to his 2008 Navy Cross citation...

#FitnessFriday: if you could pass our Physical Readiness Test.

navy.com 29 May '15, 7pm
#FitnessFriday: if you could pass our Physical Readiness Test.

Military Physical Fitness Programs in the Navy Consistent training, flexible workouts and good nutrition are key to any fitness program – and...

Artwork of wounded, dying soldiers offers insight on the aftermath of war

stripes.com 29 May '15, 2pm
Artwork of wounded, dying soldiers offers insight on the aftermath of war

Josh Mooi, from left, Monse Wisdom and Destinee Oitzinger hang a painting titled "We Could be...

Why do Pentagon leaders want every person on the planet in their database?

army-technology.com 29 May '15, 2pm
Why do Pentagon leaders want every person on the planet in their database?

The latest round of grants under the US Department of Defense University Research Instrumenta...

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