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The US, Pakistan And Leverage

I see this kind of bizarre sentiment expressed by a lot of people over the last while, that the United States has somehow gained a measure of “leverage” over Pakistan as a result of the circumstances surrounding the death of … Continue reading

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Patrick Bury, COIN and PTSD

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a guest seminar given by Patrick Bury, a Captain in the Royal Irish Regiment, about his experiences serving in Sangin, southern Afghanistan in 2008. Bury has a book out (hence why he’s … Continue reading

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A Domino Gets Picked Up

The collapse isn’t happening just yet, though I fear its more of a temporary delay. Pakistan remains America’s best ally in the region, though that isn’t saying much. Between NATO’s military intervention in Pakistan and the torching of coalition tankers, … Continue reading

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The AfPak Dominos

Let’s take a look at the line of dominos that are rapidly tumbling into one another in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region. We start with the situation: two countries, newly introduced to democracy with a substantial insurgent movement operating within their borders. … Continue reading

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