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Exclusive: Iran Teams With Taliban To Fight Islamic State in Afghanistan

Iran is working with the Taliban to set up a buffer zone along its border with Afghanistan to keep out the Islamic State, the latest sign of how the rise of the Syrian-based terror group is turning longtime rivals into uneasy allies. 1,212 more words

Obama Administration

Regional Plans

The port at Chabahar and the attendant road infrastructure being built by India, Iran and Afghanistan is not an event to turn our backs on. There is every reason for Pakistan to ask for a place on that table. 25 more words


Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Okay, first, I got Otherbound in the mail on Monday so obviously I took it with me when I flew out to Florida and OH MY GOSH GUYS I am SO EXCITED for this book. 969 more words


When the others go away

This is the first post in my blog new “Role Models” category.

An Italian proverb goes more or less: “lucky is the country that does not need heroes” and I fully buy into it. 2,505 more words

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We Have a Winner!

We Americans love some winners…..but not all winners are good news….

Recently the US used a drone (the weapon of choice for targeted assassination) to kill the leader of Afghanistan’s Taleban….and this time he is really dead…..not some press release that is retracted in a week or so….nope the dude is dead….confirmed by the Taleban themselves.  325 more words

International Situations

SitRep: Long War Gets Longer, Special Ops Leaders Brace For It

Power play. The rise of Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada as the new head of the Taliban shows that the insurgent group’s old guard is still very much holding the reins of power — and deciding the future of the Afghan war, … 1,254 more words

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