Sinai: Tactical Frailties Undermine Strategic Half Measures

It's been nearly five years since an attack by militants on Egyptian Security Forces announced the start of a brutal insurgency in earnest. A series of military operations followed that promised to bring the problem to a swift close, yet here we are; Wilayat Sinai has proven and continues to prove that it is incredibly… Continue reading Sinai: Tactical Frailties Undermine Strategic Half Measures

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Egypt’s Long, Bloody Fight Against The Islamic State in Sinai is Going Somewhere

This post is intended as a reply or rebuttal to a Washington Post article by Sudarsan Raghavan. Let me start off by saying I'm not too surprised by the content, it does not mark a departure from what has come before in regards to the Sinai and Egyptian Counter Terror efforts. This is not a… Continue reading Egypt’s Long, Bloody Fight Against The Islamic State in Sinai is Going Somewhere

Egyptian Special Operations Forces: A Thunderbolt Introduction

There are many misconceptions regarding Egyptian special operations forces. The most common one wrongly defines them as Special Forces. Part of why there are misconceptions is the somewhat confusing terminology and designations, in addition to¬† general miscommunication by the Armed Forces. This post aims to be somewhat of a corrective and is part of a… Continue reading Egyptian Special Operations Forces: A Thunderbolt Introduction