Category Pakistan

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran

Detachment A: Clandestine Special Forces Missions From Berlin To Iran By Det-a Book Authors, www.detachment-a.org View Original February 6th, 2017 It was the early 1970’s, at Andrews Barracks in Berlin, where a stern looking Special Forces Sergeant Major paced down the hallway for roll call. Daily army accountability formations are normally held outside, but due to the […]

Pakistan’s Ex-Army Chief General Raheel Sharif Joins Saudi Arabia-Led Military Coalition

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/pakistans-ex-army-chief-joins-saudi-arabia-led-military-coalition/articleshow/56391182.cms?utm_source=toimobile&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=referral Pakistan’s Ex-Army Chief General Raheel Sharif joins Saudi Arabia-Led Military Coalition  Jan 7, 2017, 04.56PM IST ISLAMABAD:  General Raheel Sharif, the former Pakistani army chief, will now head the Saudi Arabia-led 39-nation military coalition formed to serve as a platform for security cooperation and combat terrorism. The decision to appoint Gen (retd) Raheel, who […]

A Trump Revolution Is Needed For America’s Nuclear Arsenal

A Trump Revolution Is Needed For America’s Nuclear Arsenal  Robert R, Monroe  The Hill http://thehill.com/blogs/ pundits-blog/defense/311707-a- trump-revolution-is-needed- for-americas-nuclear-arsenal December 23, 2016  Americans – our public and our leaders – have no understanding of how seriously the Unites States’ nuclear weapons capability has been damaged over the past 25 years.  Today we risk losing our country […]

A New American Grand Strategy: By General Jim Mattis

A New American Grand Strategy by General Jim Mattis Thursday, February 26, 2015 http://www.hoover.org/research/new-american-grand-strategy Image credit: Barbara Kelley The world is awash in change. The international order, so painstakingly put together by the greatest generation coming home from mankind’s bloodiest conflict, is under increasing stress. It was created with elements we take for granted: the United Nations, […]

Which Nations Could Be Next To Join The Global Nuclear Club?

Which Nations Could Be Next To Join The Global Nuclear Club? NOVEMBER 25, 2016 1:43 PM Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. If President-elect Donald Trump scraps the Iranian nuclear accord,   WASHINGTON  — The global club of nuclear weapons states now stands at nine, but if President-elect Donald Trump rips up a nuclear deal […]

New Threats Spark DoD Spending Debate: Thinktanks Ponder $2 Trillion In Options

We will inevitably guess wrong.  Hopefully, we will build in some uncertainty and hedge our bets.  RCP, fortunascorner New Threats Spark DoD Spending Debate: Think Tanks Ponder $2 Trillion In Options breakingdefense.com · by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. WASHINGTON: If you were hoping, after a bitterly contentious presidential campaign, that at least we’d have consensus on national defense spending – […]

The Looming Threat Of The Islamic State In Pakistan

Excerpt: Following the ‘balloon effect’ analogy, if pressure is applied to one area of a balloon, air will seek to occupy an area with less resistance. If the Islamic State continues to lose territory in Iraq and Syria, it may turn to other areas, like Pakistan, in a desperate attempt to exert power. The Pakistani […]

World Faces Cold-War-Era Threat Levels, Says Former MI6 Chief

World Faces Cold-War-Era Threat Levels, Says Former MI6 Chief The Guardian · by Patrick Wintour · October 12, 2016 Sir John Sawers: ‘We are not treating Russia and China as major powers that can cause us a great deal of damage.’ Photograph: Elyse Marks/Edelman/PA The world faces cold-war-era threat levels, Sir John Sawers, the former head of MI6, […]

Afghanistan Is Heading For Civil War Or Worse

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/09/afghanistan-heading-civil-war-worse-160905125100447.html Afghanistan Is Heading For Civil War Or Worse Deepening political crisis could prove to be fertile ground for separatist sentiments to grow in Afghanistan.      An Afghan boy sells the national flag on a roadside in Jalalabad, Afghanistan by Davood Moradian Davood Moradian is the director-general of the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies […]

The Quetta Hospital Attack And Terrorism Trends In Pakistan

The Quetta Hospital Attack and Terrorism Trends in Pakistan http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/ 2016/08/11/the-quetta- hospital-attack-and-terrorism- trends-in-pakistan/ By C. CHRISTINE FAIR Aug 11, 2016 3:00 pm ET ENLARGE An injured man is transported from the scene of a bomb blast at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, on Aug. 8. PHOTO: NASEER AHMED/REUTERS C. Christine Fair is an associate professor in the […]