Category Archives: Afghanistan

From Kabul to Damascus

by Paul Iddon. Not long after a small contingent of Russian troops and warplanes touched on Syrian soil did articles appear talking about the prospect of “Putin’s Afghanistan“, “another Afghanistan” for Moscow, which sought to explain why the Kremlin’s intervention in Syria … Continue reading

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Vice News – Afghanistan: What We’re Leaving Behind

After 13 years Britain and the United States officially ended their combat operation in Afghanistan on October 26, 2014. Britain and the United States handed over their last base in Afghanistan – Camp Bastion and Camp Leatherneck in the southern … Continue reading

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SWJ Book Review: The Lieutenant Don’t Know

by Jeong Lee, a freelance writer. This article was originally posted at Small Wars Journal and is cross-posted with permission. Since 9/11, many war memoirs have chronicled the collective experiences of the fighting men who fought and bled in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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The U.S. Better Get Used to China’s Growing Role in Afghanistan

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN The deadline for U.S. forces to leave Afghanistan is approaching at the end of 2014. But whether American troops leave completely or keep a smaller force, China is expected to play an increasing role in the Afghan … Continue reading

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Abzug aus Afghanistan

von Philipp Hauenstein MA UZH, wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Vereinigung Schweizerischer Nachrichtenoffiziere (VSN). Dieser Artikel wurde im Bulletin 4 (2013) der Vereinigung Schweizerischer Nachrichtenoffiziere veröffentlicht. Aktuell sind in Afghanistan 50 Staaten mit einer Truppenstärke von ca. 87 000 Mann vertreten. Bis … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lone Survivor

Small Wars Journal Film Review by Jeong Lee: Lone Survivor This review was originally published on Small Wars Journal and is cross-posted by permission. Of late, many films on Special Operations Forces (SOFs) have been released that either mythologize the elite warriors or … Continue reading

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The United States Should Rethink Power-Projection Abroad

by Jeong Lee. Jeong Lee is a freelance writer and a Contributing Analyst for Wikistrat’s Asia-Pacific Desk. Lee’s writings on U.S. defense and foreign policy issues and inter-Korean affairs have appeared on various online publications including East Asia Forum, the … Continue reading

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The Folly of Forgotten Wars: Rediscovering Afghanistan

As the metal-tread wheels of personnel carriers scraped across the border, an army’s last soldier traversed “Friendship Bridge” into Uzbekistan. Around noon, with local press in attendance, the Lt. General uttered only a few words: “There is not a single … Continue reading

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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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