Category Pakistan

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 14, 2017 1:34pm www.tampabay.com View Original July 14th, 2017 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Times in his office at MacDill Air […]

The Trump Vision For America Abroad; By NSC Adviser LTG. H.R. McMaster

Conclusion: America First is rooted in confidence that our values are worth defending and promoting. This is a time of great challenge for our friends and allies around the globe — but it is also a moment of extraordinary opportunity. The American delegation returned from the trip with tremendous optimism about the future and what […]

Global Trends & Developments With Respect To Nuclear Weapons: Modernization & Upgrades In Full Swing

https://www.sipri.org/media/press-release/2017/global-nuclear-weapons-modernization-remains-priority STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL  PEACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE The independent resource on global security; Top of Form SIPRI for the media Global Nuclear Weapons: Modernization Remains The Priority 3 July 2017 (Stockholm, 3 July 2017) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches its annual nuclear forces data, which highlights the current trends and developments in world […]

How Raymond Davis Helped Track Osama Bin Laden Down?

David Maxwell:  Hmmm….another conspiracy theory?  Raymond Davis as “acting CIA Station Chief?”  Note that Davis is not saying that he was.   Recently, Raymond Davis has published his memoirs titled: “The Contractor: How I landed in a Pakistani prison and ignited a diplomatic crisis,” in which he has narrated all the gory details of the […]

Senior Iranian And Pakistani Intelligence Officials Provided Sanctuary & Safe Harbor To Osama Bin Laden New Book,”Exile:  The Stunning Inside Story Of Osama Bin Laden And al-Qaeda In Flight”; Describes How The World’s Most Wanted Terrorist Was Able To Survive & Evade U.S. Pursuers With A Lot Of Help From His Friends

Senior Iranian And Pakistani Intelligence Officials Provided Sanctuary & Safe Harbor To Osama Bin Laden New Book,”Exile:  The Stunning Inside Story Of Osama Bin Laden And al-Qaeda In Flight”; Describes How The World’s Most Wanted Terrorist Was Able To Survive & Evade U.S. Pursuers With A Lot Of Help From His Friends www.fortunascorner.com     […]

The Thucydides Trap

Excerpts:   Although China’s rise presents particular challenges, Washington policymakers should heed five Cold War lessons. Lesson 1: War between nuclear superpowers is MADness. Lesson 2: Leaders must be prepared to risk a war they cannot win. Lesson 3: Define the new “precarious rules of the status quo.” Lesson 4: Domestic performance is decisive. Lesson […]

Pentagon: China Ups Military Capabilities, Plans Base In Pakistan

Pentagon: China Ups Military Capabilities, Plans Base In Pakistan By: Mike Yeo, June 7, 2017 (Photo Credit: China Photos/Getty Images) MELBOURNE, Australia — China is continuing the rapid development of its military and power-projection capabilities, with Pakistan being touted as the likely location of its second overseas base, according to the Pentagon’s newly released report on trends […]

The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War

The War Algorithm: The Pentagon’s Bet On The Future Of War By Colin Clark, breakingdefense.com View Original May 31st, 2017 Thinking about robots and war often brings to mind HAL, the apparently well-meaning but ultimately destructive computer in 2001, or the metallic creatures of death in the Terminator series.Today, however, the Pentagon wants to push the concept in a different […]

Bin Laden’s Son Steps Into Father’s Shoes As al-Qaeda Attempts A Comeback

Hopefully, this is a ‘like Father, like Son,’ story and this very misguided Islamic militant ends up with an American bullet between his eyes.’  RCP   Excerpts: Hamza bin Laden is hardly new to the Islamist militant world. His coronation as a terrorist figurehead has been underway since at least 2015, when longtime al-Qaeda leader […]

The Return of Marco Polo’s World And The U.S. Military Response

Very looooong essay/article.  But, if you have the time and inclination, it is rich and interesting, with much to think about.  RCP Dave Maxwell:   Below is the text of Robert Kaplan’s long essay.  The original with graphics, photos, and citations can be read at this link:  http://stories.cnas.org/the-return-of-marco-polos-world-and-the-u-s-military-response. We should read, ponder, and discuss this […]