IDF Prioritises Namers Over V-22s

Israel has cancelled an agreement to purchase the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft as part of a shift in defence procurement priorities in the wake of the recent operation against militants in the Gaza Strip. US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced in October 2013 that Israel would get six V-22s from the “next […]

French Deployments in the Middle East and North Africa

France is conducting multiple operations against Islamist militant groups throughout the Middle East and North Africa. This map displays the largest French deployments underway in the region. View the full map here. Sahel As part of Operation Barkhane, the French have¬†3,000 troops¬†deployed across the Sahel region. Their mission is assist the countries of Mauritania, Mali, […]