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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 […]

Pakistan Sees No Role For The U.S. In The Future Of Afghanistan

May 30, 2017 by

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By Lawrence Sellin Ph.D. ~ Pakistan sees no role for the U.S. in the future of Afghanistan If you want to understand the foreign policy of Pakistan, look to the Pakistani military. If you want to understand the views of the Pakistani military, look to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and its new chief, Lieutenant General […]

MOAB Drop Triggers ‘Mother Of All Asinine Criticisms’

April 22, 2017 by

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By Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (RET) ~ On April 13, in Afghan’s northeastern province of Nangarhar, separated from Pakistan by White Mountain, the U.S. dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever employed in combat, in the district of Achin where U.S. forces years earlier bombed al-Qaida operatives using the caves of Tora Bora to hide. The […]

Your Tax Dollars at Work: $43M for Afghan Gas Station + More – Daily Digest

November 3, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” —Thomas Jefferson, 1808 TOP RIGHT HOOKS Your Tax Dollars at Work: $43M for Afghan Gas Station The Pentagon cannot account for some $43 million […]

What Does Obama Aim to Accomplish in Afghanistan? + More – Daily Digest

October 16, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “[T]he powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce.” —Joseph Story, 1833 FEATURED RIGHT ANALYSIS What Does Obama Aim to Accomplish in Afghanistan? By Nate Jackson On Thursday, Barack Obama announced […]

Obama to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan + More – Daily Digest

October 15, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of […]

CNN to Help Democrats Avoid Actual Debate + More – Daily Digest

October 13, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams, 1770 TOP RIGHT HOOKS CNN to Help Democrats Avoid Actual Debate Democrats are gearing up for their first presidential debate on […]