DefDog: Blow to morale: Afghan forces worry about US withdrawal – Bullshit (should not have been there, never understood how to train, equip, and organize Afghans)

Blow to morale: Afghan forces worry about US withdrawal Several high ranking Afghan military officials, who spoke on condition they not be identified because they were not authorised to speak to the media, said the morale of Afghanistan’s under-trained and poorly equipped security forces was already at a dangerously low ebb.

Robert Steele: Deep State Plan A (Impeachment), Plan B (Assassination), Plan C (Amendment 25) — A is down, C is active, B is more likely than ever before

As a case officer for the CIA I had five times the  regional recruiting and production average over the course of an extraordinary three back-to-back tours, one in a war zone. As a contractor analyst in Afghanistan in Fall 2013 I knew within 30 days of arrival that Karzai would never sign the Bilateral Security …

Robert Steele: Reinventing the US Army Part I – An American Grand Strategy

Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part I – An American Grand Strategy, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, Projected Publication 2017. Part I in the Reinventing the US Army monograph series. Updated November 15, 2016 Robert Steele This is the author’s preliminary draft of the first of three monographs focused …

Michael Shank: Why the White House Won’t Win the Afghanistan War…

Why the White House won’t win the Afghanistan war Washington Times, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – Cause, Conflict, Conclusion by Michael Shank, Ph.D. WASHINGTON, November 7, 2013 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry desperately needs a win on the Afghanistan war. Unfortunately, however, it appears increasingly unlikely he will get one. Despite repeated visits …

Ioannis Koskinas: The U.S.-Afghan game of “Chicken”

使用谷歌翻译在下一列的顶部。 गूगल अगले स्तंभ के शीर्ष पर अनुवाद का प्रयोग करें. Google sonraki sütunun üstünde Çevir kullanın. Используйте Google Translate на вершине соседней колонке. گوگل اگلے کالم میں سب سے اوپر ترجمہ کا استعمال کریں. The U.S.-Afghan game of “Chicken” Ioannis Koskinas Foreign Policy, 1 August 2013 The game of “Chicken” typically involves two drivers, …

Ioannis Koskinas: Taliban talks: A dangerous distraction for Afghanistan

使用谷歌翻译在下一列的顶部。 गूगल अगले स्तंभ के शीर्ष पर अनुवाद का प्रयोग करें. Google sonraki sütunun üstünde Çevir kullanın. Используйте Google Translate на вершине соседней колонке. گوگل اگلے کالم میں سب سے اوپر ترجمہ کا استعمال کریں. Taliban talks: A dangerous distraction for Afghanistan Foreign Policy, 10 July 2013 Good intentions and clear political willingness to commit …