Category Pakistan

Saudis Set To Launch Counterterror Coalition Commanded By Ex-Pakistan General Sharif

Saudis Set to Launch Counterterror Coalition Commanded by Ex-Pakistan General Sharif November 25, 2017 1:14 PM Ayaz Gul www.voanews.com View Original November 25th, 2017 FILE – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks at the opening ceremony of Future Investment Initiative Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 24, 2107. ISLAMABAD —A Saudi-led Muslim military coalition, […]

Technology And The Future Of War

David Maxwell’s Comment:  A warning we must heed (It may come down to M4 rifles, 45 cal pistols, paper maps, and compasses): If the Chinese would be unwilling to attack the US satellite system by exploding a nuclear weapon in space, they have already proven to have other means at their disposal: namely, antisatellite missiles […]

Iran’s Secret Funding For al-Qaeda In Exchange For Attacks On U.S. Targets Exposed In Bin Laden Files

Tehran provided extensive support for the terror group in an effort to weaken the United States http://www.newsweek.com/irans-secret-funding-al-qaeda-exchange-attacks-us-targets-exposed-bin-laden-699370 Iran’s Secret Funding For al-Qaeda In Exchange For Attacks On U.S. Targets Exposed in Bin Laden Files By Callum Paton On 11/2/17 Iranian offers of secret funding, arms and training to al-Qaeda have been laid bare in a 19-page document declassified by […]

CIA Releases Nearly 470,000 Additional Files Recovered In May 2011 Raid On Usama Bin Ladin’s Compound

CIA Releases Nearly 470,000 Additional Files Recovered in May 2011 Raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s Compound https://www.cia.gov/news- information/press-releases- statements/2017-press- releases-statements/cia- releases-additional-files- recovered-in-ubl-compound- raid.html 1 November 2017 LANGLEY, VA – The CIA today released to the public nearly 470,000 additional files recovered in the May 2011 raid on Usama Bin Ladin’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. CIA […]

Navy SEALs Were Ready If Pakistan Failed To Free Family Held As Hostages

Navy SEALs Were Ready if Pakistan Failed to Free Family Held as Hostages By Adam Goldman, Eric Schmitt, www.nytimes.com View Original October 18th, 2017 WASHINGTON — A C.I.A. drone was circling a remote valley in northwest Pakistan last month when it picked up an unusual sight: a young woman and children in a militant camp. To intelligence analysts, […]

SecDef Mattis At AUSA: The Threats The U.S. Military Must Be Prepared For

Secretary Mattis at AUSA: The Threats the US Military Must be Prepared For – Modern War Institute mwi.usma.edu · by Liam Collins · October 12, 2017 Secretary of Defense James Mattis kicked off the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Monday. The meeting is billed as the “largest landpower exposition and professional development […]

China’s Mega Fortress In Djibouti Could Be Model For Its Bases In Pakistan

https://theprint.in/2017/09/27/china-mega-fortress-djibouti-pakistan/ China’s mega fortress in Djibouti could be model for its bases in Pakistan COLONEL VINAYAK BHAT (RETD) 27 September, 2017 China’s military base in Djibouti | Screengrab: CCTV   It is called a ‘logistics base’ but the 200-acre facility built by China can accommodate a brigade and has unprecedented security arrangements The People’s Liberation Army […]

Our Brave New Nuclear World (Well worth the read)

Excerpt:   Had we or the Philippines sent forces simply to demolish this minor maritime feature, China might well have desisted. Likewise, had the allies prepared for war or actually fought over Czechoslovakia, Hitler would never have acquired the aura of invincibility that so benefited his campaigns.   Now, the new situation has ratcheted into […]

How A Hydrogen Bomb Works; New Bomb Could Be +1000X Hiroshima/Nagasaki

How a hydrogen bomb works: North Korea’s new device could yield a devastating blast thousands of times more powerful than Hiroshima or Nagasaki North Korea on Sunday claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb causing an underground blast Experts concur that it was an ‘advanced’ nuclear weapon roughly five times larger than the Nagasaki […]

Negotiating Afghanistan: The New U.S. Strategy And The Pursuit Of A Deal – Modern War Institute

Excerpts: Currently—and this is a legacy of the Obama administration’s post-2014 Afghanistan policy—State Department representatives are largely absent at the sub-national level and unavailable to engage in diplomatic facilitation, negotiation, and mediation alongside the Train/Advise/Assist Commands (TAACs) and Task Forces that fall under US Army Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan. […]