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Trump’s Assessment of Afghanistan: The Preview

Tonight the President will address the nation on our commitment to Afghanistan, by any reckoning I imagine that he will continue to posture U.S. forces in line with his national security adviser McMaster, who has advocated a mini-surge of U.S. … Continue reading

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A Reckoning Called Pakistan

Today the Trump administration revealed a distinct policy regarding U.S. aid to Pakistan that remained unfulfilled for the fiscal year ending 2016.  This admonishment will definitely anger the ruling Punjabi’s of “the Citadel” who’ve arrogated to themselves a praetorian rule … Continue reading

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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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India’s Prospectus: A Market Based Economy?

The Raj lives on in India as a near permanent rentier economy.  Often called the license Raj, the sobriquet is fitting yet damaging.  The ground harnessing this collectivist agenda is geography and history, the twin engines for international relations. Indian consciousness … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s ‘Relief Valve’, The Azaadi of Kashmir

The Economist  provides an unrivaled summary of the geopolitical consequences of the British partition of India.  Positioning Muslim majorities on both sides of India effectively sought to keep New Delhi in a perpetual state of siege.  Only Northern Ireland & … 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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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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Pakistan ISI: Screws the U.S.

Looking for the most wanted man in Pakistan?  How about $10 Million bounty?  The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Pakistan’s most wanted terror master Hafiz Saeed lead PRAYER in PUBLIC at the Gadhafi Stadium just outside Lahore last Friday. What does this … 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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