Category Archives: alqaeda

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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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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>The trail heats up?

>I haven’t seen much reaction to this article from the Times Online in the blogosphere (H/T SWJ). It appears that the Pakistani Army captured a series of over 150 caves near the Afghan-Pakistani border, believed to have harbored al-Qaeda. The … Continue reading

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>And, just for clarification…

>Courtesy of Jenna (via Google Reader), we are reminded that al-Qaeda affiliates (e.g., al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda in Iraq, etc) are not quite the real al-Qaeda Central (in Pakistan). For a brief primer, check out this post in … Continue reading

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>I can guarantee that this will never happen…

>…because it makes too much damn sense. Boss Mongo came up with a modest proposal for our various law enforcement and intelligence agencies in order to help keep known terrorists out of the US. Unlike other “modest proposals“, this isn’t … Continue reading

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>Just when you thought Holiday air travel couldn’t get any worse…

>…a terrorist with suspected links to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) attempts to blow up an Airbus en route to Detroit, Michigan. And I thought being in Reagan International on the 23rd of December was bad… One blog in … Continue reading

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>Around the Blogosphere…

>Today’s foreign policy and military analysis, brought to you by some of the usual suspects. I received a link yesterday from CourtneyME109 regarding an interesting article in Foreign Policy Online entitled “No Good Choices“, referring to President Obama’s four proposed … Continue reading

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>The middle ground?

>If it weren’t Saturday night, I’d be posting all about the new plan for Afghanistan (basically a hybrid counter-insurgency/counter-terror plan). I need to see the specifics, but it doesn’t sound half bad at a precursory glance. Something to mill about … Continue reading

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