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Our Afghan Struggle

Having weak borders contributes to the long slog that has become Afghanistan.  Having President Obama for two terms didn’t help either, for as it stands now, the American’s must revisit a phase of our mission that was abandoned by team … Continue reading

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The Afghan Modern Nation State: Prospectus

Ever since The Great Game ended, Afghan politics has been dominated by an internal struggle between rival ethnic factions in an attempt to create the social, political and institutional trappings of a nation state.  That writ has always been elusive; given … Continue reading

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Pakistan, the Politics of Endgame: the slaughter of innocents

I was personally horrified to learn of the slaughter of innocents in Peshawar, only to remind myself that effective executive counter-terror policy requires sound intelligence networks devoted to the maintenance of political institutions that serve ‘citizens.’   The slaughter of … Continue reading

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Krazy Karzai

I’ve always been amazed at the sheer sophistication of Eurasian nomads, especially their ability to discern propaganda.  A culture primarily shaped within oral traditions is NOT easily duped by either western mores nor technological advance.  As Marshall McLuhan studied throughout … Continue reading

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The Afghan Withdrawal: A Receding American Imperium

Dr. David Petraeus isn’t the sole authority or executor for the “Iraqi Surge”, Fredrick W. Kagan at the American Enterprise Institute had a major share in the restoration of the American threat deterrent by strengthening the application of policy oversight. … Continue reading

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Saad Mohseni: The Afghan Promise

September 11, 2001 brought Afghanistan back into the minds of most Americans.  Ever since Reagan’s policy of training and funding the Mujahideen to inflict pain on the Soviets, both Afghanistan and the political necessity for limited war receded from the … Continue reading

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Apaiser: Peace or Imminent U.S. Defeat, The Parisian Afghani’s & Power Blocks

About 40 miles north of Paris is the lovely town of Chantilly, a town known for horse training.  This luxury town is now witnessing the imminent defeat of America throughout the AfPak region.  How is this so?  America has a … Continue reading

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Frederick Kagan & The American Will To Win In AfPak

I’ve written about how to distinguish between amateurs and professionals.  Amateurs study tactics or strategy, the professionals study logistics and personnel. There is no other greater authority on America’s most pressing foreign policy problems than Dr. Frederick Kagan who resides … Continue reading

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The Great Gamble

There are two authorities on the AfPak region that are worth reading, Dr. Anatol Lieven who resides at King’s College, London and Ahmed Rashid.  Dr. Rashid currently has residence at Oxford University.  Both men have impeccable credentials along with language … Continue reading

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Andar Uprising

The leading authority on American war aims throughout South Asia, Dr. Fredrick Kagan has remarked that even in an election year with distortions reported from ‘blue on green killings’, American war aims in Afghanistan remain possible. His review of American … Continue reading

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