Russia joins the war in Afghanistan By M K Bhadrakumar Moscow is staging an extraordinary comeback on the Afghan chessboard after a gap of two decades following the Soviet Union’s nine-year adventure that ended in the withdrawal of its last troops from Afghanistan 1989. In a curious reversal of history, this is possible only with…

Jun 28, 2008Islamabad blinks at Taliban threat By Syed Saleem Shahzad KARACHI – With grudging surprise, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has acknowledged the strength of the Taliban, illustrated by its repeated calls for more troops to be sent to Afghanistan, notably for the two important provinces of Kandahar and Khost. There has even…

COAS to call the shots in military action Updated at –>Thursday, June 26, 2008PM chairs high-level meeting; decides to stop hostile movement across border By Asim Yasin ISLAMABAD: In a major development on Wednesday, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani gave his approval to a multi-pronged strategy to fight the menace of terrorism and extremism…

Headlined on 6/20/08:Pentagon: Over 1000 Nuclear Weapon Parts Missing?by Rob Kall Page 1 of 2 page(s)http://www.opednews.comreddit_url=’http://www.opednews.com/articles/Pentagon–Over-1000-Nuclea-by-Rob-Kall-080620-853.html’;reddit_title=’Pentagon: Over 1000 Nuclear Weapon Parts Missing?’digg_url=’http://www.opednews.com/articles/Pentagon–Over-1000-Nuclea-by-Rob-Kall-080620-853.html’;digg_title=’Pentagon: Over 1000 Nuclear Weapon Parts Missing?’;digg_bodytext=’Many people have raised the spectre of nuclear WMDs being sourced from nefarious sources– from errant former Soviet states, from N. Korea, Iran or Pakistan. It may be…

Somali bomb attack targets president Abdullahi Yusuf Somalia’s president was targeted Wednesday in a bomb attack that killed two policemen, as violence continued in the capital of Mogadishu despite a peace accord inked last week. The timing of the attack highlights the concerns of United Nations officials that continuing political instability is exacerbating the humanitarian…

Russia and Pakistan: Is Filed under: Asia ~ Eastern Europe http://publiuspundit.com/ The Author, Andrei Illarionov, and Benazir BhuttoThe Word and the Bulletby Andrei IllarionovYezhednevniy ZhurnalJanuary 10, 2008On December 27, 2007 Benazir Bhutto, twice the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the leader of the opposition People’s Party, and the sure victor in 2008 parliamentary elections, was assassinated…

New push for Osamaposted at 9:00 am on June 15, 2008 by Ed Morrissey Send to a Friend printer-friendlyThe Times of London reports that the US and the UK have launched the most extensive operations within Pakistan since 9/11 to capture Osama bin Laden. The new operation reportedly has Pakistani approval and aims to flush…

VIEW: Partnership in the Hindu Kush — Ashley BommerStanding at Michni Post, staring down at the thousands of trucks and buses buzzing through Afghanistan into Pakistan under the shadows of the Hindu Kush, the answer is obvious: controlling the Afghan-Pakistan border requires a counterinsurgency policy that looks at Afghanistan and Pakistan togetherPakistani President Pervez Musharraf…

Jun 15Sharif Knew About Kargil (Mis)Adventure: Former ISI ChiefPakistan Add comments Trackback URLThe latest series of confession comes from the head of ISI during the Kargil War, Lt. Gen. Ziauddin. He is the man Nawaz Sharif later appointed as the COAS while attempting to remove Musharraf in air. The latest series of revelations come in…