Category Archives: Afghanistan

The Pakistani Godfather: The Inter-Services Intelligence and the Afghan Taliban 1994-2010 (4/4)

by Dr. Adrian Hänni and Lukas Hegi. The aim of the present study is to gather facts and disclose links that demonstrate the kind of game the Pakistani government is playing with the West, with its intelligence service “Inter-Services Intelligence” … Continue reading

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Rezension: Vier Tage im November – Mein Kampfeinsatz in Afghanistan

von Dr. Rüdiger von Dehn “Lieber Johannes, meinen letzten Feldpostbrief habe ich 1943 geschrieben, das war in der 4. Klasse. Kannst Du Dir das vorstellen?” Es sind die Worte der Großmutter von Johannes Clair, die dem Leser des 17 Kapitel … Continue reading

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The Pakistani Godfather: The Inter-Services Intelligence and the Afghan Taliban 1994-2010 (3/4)

by Dr. Adrian Hänni and Lukas Hegi. The aim of the present study is to gather facts and disclose links that demonstrate the kind of game the Pakistani government is playing with the West, with its intelligence service “Inter-Services Intelligence” … Continue reading

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The Pakistani Godfather: The Inter-Services Intelligence and the Afghan Taliban 1994-2010 (2/4)

by Dr. Adrian Hänni and Lukas Hegi. The aim of the present study is to gather facts and disclose links that demonstrate the kind of game the Pakistani government is playing with the West, with its intelligence service “Inter-Services Intelligence” … Continue reading

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Taliban Diplomacy

The Taliban has opened a new embassy-like office in Qatar ahead of peace talks that are supposed to begin soon. They are brutal dudes who all look a little rough, but I must say their embassy-in-exile is quite elegant. Flying … Continue reading

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The Pakistani Godfather: The Inter-Services Intelligence and the Afghan Taliban 1994-2010 (1/4)

by Dr. Adrian Hänni and Lukas Hegi. Alongside the Americans, Pakistan plays a key role in the “war against terrorism” and against the insurgents in Afghanistan. The country receives huge financial and military aid. Nevertheless, this support could not improve … Continue reading

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By the Numbers: Independent Afghan Security Forces

by DAVID AXE It’s conventional wisdom in U.S. military policy circles that Afghanistan’s security forces, specifically its national army and police, have become hopelessly dependent on the U.S.-led coalition for training, logistical and air support and battlefield leadership. But the … Continue reading

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Americans, Afghans and Battlefield Agility

by DAVID AXE April 23, Zari district, southern Afghanistan. The U.S. Army’s 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 3-41 Infantry — part of the Texas-based 1st Brigade of the 1st Armored Division — is setting up a patrol base for a two-day … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Influence of the U.S. Drone War in Pakistan on the “War on Terror”

by Ralf Büsser. Ralf grew up in Appenzell, Switzerland. He studies International Relations at the University of St. Gallen with Focus on Security Policy. While Ralf was in Washington DC for six months, he could gain further insights into the … Continue reading

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‘Dronestagram’ Chonicles Robot Strikes in Photos

by DAVID AXE After 11 years of remote warfare including no fewer than 1,000 drone strikes, a 32-year-old London artist has begun chronicling the targets of U.S. robotic attacks on the photo-sharing service Instagram. According to creator James Bridle, “Dronestagram” … Continue reading

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