Daily Archives: July 27, 2010

Pakistani Intelligence Services, Osama bin Ladin & The Nemesis Of History

The recent release of the AfPak papers (summer 2010) reveals what many already knew:  ISI (Pakistani Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence) is giving tactical and material support to the Taliban.  First, some definitions:  ISI is the CIA for Pakistan, the Taliban … Continue reading

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AfPak Papers & American Statecraft

The central tenant of any counterinsurgency is the consolidation of domestic political leadership.  What the Bush administration got right was his unwillingness to bend to the wishes of the Pentagon, State, Media, Congress or Wise men on the absolute need … Continue reading

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