Category Archives: afghanistan

Iran War Game – Day One (Deux)

19 December 2011 Caracas (AP) State ran media announced Venezuela was sponsoring a ‘freedom flotilla’ to set sail tomorrow for Guantanamo Bay. Calling indefinite detention a “war crime against humanity,” the government slammed the U.S. based facility in Cuba, claiming additional … Continue reading

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That Valuable Ally

Not News Flash – The United States says there is evidence linking the Pakistani government to the militant group that carried out last week’s attack on the US embassy in Kabul. The US ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, claims there … Continue reading

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Whacked

“Outside the wire and inside the loop” Those Free Rangin’ (Internat’l) cats at Free Range Internat’l have a great piece up about Karzai’s 1/2 brother getting bushwacked by his own security guard So it seems that Ahmed Wali Karzai (aka … Continue reading

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K2C

Actually more like “Killing Your Way To Control.” Congrats to William F Owen for getting all published in British Army Review (PDF available here and at Small Wars Journal). And it’s about as subtle as wearing a thong to Church. … Continue reading

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COIN Stars

 Columbia Journalism Review by Columbia University (a climate controlled environment chock full of smart people) just pubbed their Counter Insurgency All Star List and of course, WoI scored in the Top Ten. Congrats Starbuck! Ten COIN Blogs to Read Abu … Continue reading

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Special Commission to Investigate Pakistan-Al Qaeda Ties?

“Pakistani officials want to get to the bottom of this, and we’re working closely with them to help them in this investigation,” quoth 44’s counter you know what ism coordinator John Brennan to ABC News evermore. Is it time to … Continue reading

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Hot Diplopolititary

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Diplopolititary – adj (dip -lo- polit -itary) Of, relating to, or characteristic of diplomatic, political and military concerns, endeavors of pre, au courant or future Westphalian or nonWestphalian nation states and non state actor outers. Often academia influ is implied. … Continue reading

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Checking In With Babatim

Free Range Internat’l has some cool stuff au courant on the AF end of AFPAK…    

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Hot Deets!

Libya Latest: Diplomats struggle to maintain unity NATO steps up airstrikes near Misurata Iran secretly helping Syria put down demonstrations CIA agrees to reveal more about its ops to Pakistan Taliban deepens infiltration of Afghan institutions Neumann/O’Hanlon: Afghan army on … Continue reading

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The Attack On Soft Power

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Oh snap! Just remember kids – Soft Power is totally fake believe without hard power hanging in the hood or just over the horizon! Pic – “Piece of Me” by the soft sexyful sirens of hard hyper puissance at GrEaT … Continue reading

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