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What Patriotic Service Looks Like

January 8, 2019 by

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Reps. Jim Baird, Brian Mast, and Dan Crenshaw know the cost of the oaths “to support and defend.” By Nate Jackson  ~   In the above photo, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) (center) welcomes new “All American” wounded combat veterans — Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN) (left) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) (right) — on their first day […]

The Latest NEWS!

December 26, 2018 by

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By Yaakov Kirschen~   Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .                     http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/ * * * As you may (or may not) know, our Dry Bones Cartoons are NOT produced by some well-funded organization. We. . . me (cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen) and Sali my LSW (Long […]

A Seismic Geopolitical Shift Is Underway In South Asia

January 28, 2018 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ For the second time in two weeks, Iranian intelligence forces have seized consignments of weapons moving into Iran from Pakistan. In the first instance, Iran seized explosives and communications equipment allegedly belonging to a splinter group of the virulently anti-Shia Jundallah Islamic group, which operates in Pakistan and conducts attacks […]

Turning Corners In Afghanistan

December 1, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ In the latest issue of Foreign Policy journal, Paul McLeary quotes Gen. John Nicholson, head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, who claims, that after 16 years of war, the United States and its Afghan partners “have turned the corner,” the “momentum is now with Afghan security forces,” and […]

A New Afghanistan Strategy

July 26, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ For sixteen years the United States, NATO and the Afghan security forces have fought a war tactically in a strategic environment that made victory impossible. We have been fighting the wrong war. The war in Afghanistan is actually in Pakistan. Current American policy towards Pakistan is one based on extortion, […]

‘War Machine’ Sheds Light On The Naiveté Of Nation-Building

July 7, 2017 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ “War Machine,” a newly released film produced by Netflix, is a satirical skewering of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. It stars Brad Pitt as a very thinly veiled version of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the senior commander of U.S./allied military operations in Afghanistan for a year, from June 2009 until June […]

Balochistan: A Wider Strategic Context In The Afghanistan Debate

June 10, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ Yes, the primary mission is still to protect the homeland by preventing Afghanistan from being used again as a safe haven for terrorists to attack the U.S. or our allies. And, yes, troop levels and the operational tempo have always been predicated on a single proposition, to buy enough time so […]