Category Pakistan

Pakistan Discovers The High Cost Of Chinese Investment In Its Energy Sector

Shocking……. Pakistan Discovers the High Cost of Chinese Investment In Its Energy Sector Source: https://thediplomat.com/2020/05/pakistan-discovers-the-high-cost-of-chinese-investment/ The Diplomat, 2020-05-18 Pakistan’s desire to maintain strategic relations with China has resulted in the $62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a set of infrastructure projects, being mired in insufficient transparency. But a Committee formed by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to examine […]

Satellite Imagery Shows Chinese Navy In Pakistan

Satellite Imagery Shows Chinese Navy In Pakistan H I SuttonContributor          Aerospace & Defense I cover the changing world of underwater warfare. https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/04/08/satellite-imagery-shows-chinese-navy-in-pakistan/#369246b73b62  Open-source defense analysts trawl through oceans of publicly available material in search of things of military significance. An eagle eyed watcher recently spotted something interesting in commercial satellite imagery. Twitter user d-atis shared an image analysis […]

I served In Afghanistan. No, It’s Not Another Vietnam: By Ryan Crocker

Excerpts: Let’s be clear. We came to Afghanistan and remain there now for one essential reason: the United States’ national security. These SIGAR interviews are about what contributes to that end and what doesn’t. I have argued that a better life for people in a misgoverned country is an essential part of that effort. It is […]

The Afghanistan War Is Over, And Pakistan Has Won

The Afghanistan War Is Over, and Pakistan Has Won The National Interest · by Michael Rubin · September 4, 2019 The U.S. war in Afghanistan is winding down, and Pakistan has won. The basic outline of the agreement negotiated by U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is nothing new: The United States withdraws its forces in exchange for a […]

Pakistani Duplicity Caused The United States To Lose In Afghanistan

Pakistan certainly didn’t help; but, as the late Rudyard Kipling wrote about the failed British military expedition there in the 1840s, “Afghanistan is where great empires go to die. Alexander the Great sent supply trains through the Khyber Pass and into the Konar Valley during his campaign in 327 BC — but met fierce resistance […]

Former Taliban Leader Mullah Omar, “Lived Within Walking Distance Of American Military Bases In Afghanistan For Years, In Embarrassing Failure Of U.S. Intelligence; Though Gen. (Ret.) Petraeus Has His Doubts

Former Taliban Leader Mullah Omar, “Lived Within Walking Distance Of American Military Bases In Afghanistan For Years, In Embarrassing Failure Of U.S. Intelligence; Though Gen. (Ret.) Petraeus Has His Doubts https://fortunascorner.com     Leigh McManus posted a March 11, 2019 article on the website of the DailyMail.com noting that one of the U.S. Government’s most wanted Taliban […]

K2 Not Named The ‘Killer Mountain,’ For Nothing: British Climber Who’s Mother Died On K2 Goes Missing On Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’

K2 Not Named The ‘Killer Mountain,’ For Nothing: British Climber Who’s Mother Died On K2 Goes Missing On Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’ https://fortunascorner.com       K2, also known as the Savage Mountain, due to the extreme difficulty of ascent, is the second highest mountain in the world, at 28, 251 feet above sea level — and, less […]

Pakistan Shuts Down Airspace To All Commercial Flights; After Announcing Its Air Force Downed 2 Indian Warplanes

BREAKING NEWS Pakistan shuts down airspace to all commercial flights Pakistan said it closed off its airspace to all commercial flights Wednesday after announcing that its air force downed 2 Indian warplanes and captured 2 pilots. Click here for more. For more news, please go to FoxNews.com and watch Fox News Channel.

Testimony & Statements To SASC By ADM Davidson, Gen. Abrams

NDOPACOM – ADM Davidson’s 41 page statement: https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/download/davidson_02-12-19pdf Korea – GEN Abram’s 12 page statement: https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Abrams_02-12-19.pdf David Maxwell Comment: “Big take away.  Alliances are critical to US interests. Senators on both sides of the aisle emphasized this as did the Admiral and General. A number of Senators asked about the effects of reducing or withdrawing US troops […]

Obama’s Secret Rationale For The Raid On Bin Laden

Obama’s Secret Rationale For The Raid On Bin Laden Bloomberg · by Stephen L. Carter · January 29, 2019 But was it legal? Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images North America Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images North America So it looks like those secret Osama bin Laden memos are going to stay secret a bit longer. These are the written opinions […]