General and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry on the Persistent Failure of US Understanding in 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. Emphasis below added by Milt Bearden, former CIA chief in Pakistan also responsible for the field aspects of the CIA’s …

Karl W. Eikenberry: The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan — The Other Side of COIN

 The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan The Other Side of the COIN Foreign Affairs, September-October 2013 (General and Ambassador) Karl W. Eikenberry Since 9/11, two consecutive U.S. administrations have labored mightily to help Afghanistan create a state inhospitable to terrorist organizations with transnational aspirations and capabilities. The goal has been clear enough, but its …

Pedophilia & Empire: Satan, Sodomy, & The Deep State – Chapter 11: More US Military, CIA, Private Contractor and UN Perversions Driving the Sex Trafficking Network

Pedophilia & Empire: Satan, Sodomy, & The Deep State [Click to Return to TOC] Chapter 11: More US Military, CIA, Private Contractor and UN Perversions Driving the Sex Trafficking Network Joachim Hagopian Cover Credit: Nora Maccoby with permission http://www.noramaccoby.com/ DOC (37 Pages):  Pedophilia & Empire Chapter 11 – More US Military-CIA-Private Contractor-UN Pedo-Perversions and their …

Chuck Spinney: Correcting Gates

Gareth Porter and Robert Parry, two of our finest investigating reporter/historians deserve kudos for placing the self-serving nature of the Gates’ memoir in a proper perspective. Readers should bear in mind that the soap-opera-like gaming of Obama into acquiescing to the fatally flawed plan for a surge in Afghanistan surge in 2009, described accurately by …

Review: Pakistan on the Brink–The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

Ahmed Rashid REF A — 12 Years of Lessons Learned in Time for 2014, October 13, 2013 This is an extraordinary book that required a great deal of time, not in the reading, but in the reflection. This will be a longer review than usual, even for me, because this book contains all of the …

Bearden & Koskinas ON AFGHANISTAN + RECAP

Milt Bearden HIST 11 July 2011 Don’t Be Spooked by Pakistan HIST 1 Oct 2009 TESTIMONY to SFRC “The War in Afghanistan, The Regional Effects” HIST 9 April 2009 Obama’s War HIST March/April 2009 Curse of the Khyber Pass HIST Nov/Dec 2001 Afghanistan Graveyard of Empires Ioannis Koskinas 2013-08-01  The U.S.-Afghan game of “Chicken” 2013-07-10  …

Journal: Bound to Fail–The Inevitable Collapse of McChrystal’s Afghan War Plan

The Inevitable Collapse of McChrystal’s Afghan War Plan Bound to Fail By FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY Nisos Kos, Greece In the 11 May issue of CounterPunch, apparently based on White House and Pentagon sources, Gareth Porter, one of the most able journalists covering the Afghan debacle, reported that General McChrystal’s war plan is in the early …

Journal: Kabuki Theater in Afghanistan and at Home

This is a really good report by one of the most thoughtful reporters covering the Middle East and Central Asia–and below, the second story on Teamsters forcing Wall Street to back down from its predatory behavior in one instance.  Chuck The Script Calls for Victory, No Matter What: The Battle for Marjah By PATRICK COCKBURN   …

Journal: Afghanistan, Sun Tzu, State, & “Intelligence”

This post has four parts:  1)  Chuck Spinney’s long commentary; 2)  The original article with attachments from TruthDig; 3)  a ripost making three points about Chuck’s comments; 4) Chuck’s answer and a short comment from Robert Steele The Eikenberry Cables Turn Sun Tzu on His Head: Domestic Politics and the Art of Asymmetrical Bureaucratic War …

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Below are listed recurring authors. One-time authors are easily searched for by name. Alias & Collective 4TH MEDIA – Anti-Empire Tough Love Truths from Varied Contributors BOOP, Betty – Serving Male Officer with  Sense of Humor BUCKY 2.0 – Dave Buck, Robert Steele, Frank Wennin, Alan Yelsey and Others DEFDOG – Serving Officer and Closet …

Journal: The Domestic Politics of Afghanistan

Following editorial appeared in today’s Washington Post, commenting on a series of three excerpts of Bob Woodward’s new book, “Obama’s Wars.”  Invite your attention to highlighted portions, particularly the final one, “,,,  the president had treated the military as another political constituency that had to be accommodated …”  Anybody wanna speculate how that’s making the …