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Afghanistan’s economy is on the verge of a collapse

Source: Times of Oman Power vacuum looms over Afghanistan as UN delays the date for announcing the result of presidential elections to mid-September despite Karzai’s plans to leave office next week. Afghan President...

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Analyst: ‘Pakistan’s military seeking to destabilize government’

Source: DW Pakistani security forces have secured the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad after a crowd of anti-government protesters stormed the building on September 1 and temporarily took the...

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India plans US$10bn mountain strike corps to counter China

Source: Want China Times India is building a new 620-billion-rupee (US$10 billion) mountain strike corps to counter China along the China-India border in the northeastern part of the country, according to a report...

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U.S. Army Provides Intelligence Systems to Afghanistan

p Source: Signal Online The Army program executive officer-intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors (PEO-IEW&S) office also is providing the Wolfhound man-portable signals intelligence system to the Afghan National Army (ANA). The 201st ANA...

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Former U.S. Marine in Afghanistan feared commander collaborated with Taliban

Source: ny daily news Michael Golembesky, after making the long, strange trip from hippie pacifist to “9/11 Marine,” went to war in Afghanistan. He returned unsure whether his superiors ever really wanted to win....

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UK troops may return to Afghanistan

Source: Bangkok Post British combat troops could return to Afghanistan if the country once again becomes a haven for terror groups, the head of the army said Monday.  General Sir Peter Wall said...

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Defense paper: China maneuvers ‘coercive’

Source: Japan News Japan’s defense white paper for 2014 expressed the country’s greater-than-ever concerns about China, which is expanding its maritime presence, and North Korea, which has not ceased its nuclear and ballistic...

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The Xingjiangistan Connection

Source: Foreign Policy hen the Pakistani army launched its campaign in the militant-riddled tribal region North Waziristan in June, it was tempting to attribute the operation to U.S. pressure. For many years, Washington...

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Pentagon lost track of more than 40% of the weapons sent to Afghanistan

Editor’s Note: One thought comes to mind –> Free Syrian Army, Al Nusra Front and ISIS. Related Article: PENTAGON IS SENDING ARTILLERY, ARMORED VEHICLES AND DIFFERENT WEAPONS SYSTEMS FROM AFGHANISTAN TO THE REBEL GROUPS...

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US-India strategic relationship: Harpoon Submarine Missiles

Source: Yahoo India The US government has notified the US Congress of its plans to sell to India 22 anti-ship missiles at an estimated cost of $200 million, saying it would help strengthen...

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Afghans battle for strategic Helmand: Key Centre for Money Laundering and Narcotics

Source: malay mail online Afghan forces battled the Taliban in southern Helmand province today for a second week, officials and residents said today, seeking to reassert control over a strategic district just weeks after...

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Uzbeks Adding To Ranks Of Ukraine’s Pro-Russian Separatists

Editor’s Note: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFERL) is a broadcaster funded by the U.S. Congress (actually U.S. taxpayers) that provides news, information, and analysis that is in-line with US/EU/NATO policies. RFERL is a western propaganda outlet. As wells as Pro Russia’s...

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JCPA analyst: 1,000 Chinese jihadists training in Pakistan

Source: Jerusalem Post Some 1,000 Chinese jihadists are receiving military training at a base in Pakistan, as an indeterminate number of Chinese nationals are already fighting inside Syria, Jacques Neriah told a top-flight...

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Dutch and German Troops prepare for new mission in Afghanistan

Source: volkskrant.nl Netherlands and other Western countries are preparing a new military mission in Afghanistan to prevent the country like Iraq from falling prey to Islamic extremists. The government is considering sending about Hundred soldiers...

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What You Need to Know About Pakistan’s North Waziristan Operation

Source: Critical Threats  [...] WHO IS BEING TARGETED? Reza Jan -The Pakistani Taliban umbrella group known as the TTP and, particularly, its “foreign” militant allies such as al Qaeda and Uzbek militants, are the principal...

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Central Asia’s Growing Water Wars

Source: Silk Road Reporters John C. K. Daly - After emerging from the implosion of the USSR more than two decades ago, the Central Asian basin has had more than its fair share of problems,...

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The ISI’s Great Game in Afghanistan

Source: The Diplomat Omer Aziz- [...]  For four decades, Pakistan’s spy-generals have played Afghanistan like a powerful chip in a consequential game of poker. They know the important local militants, have open channels to their favorite...

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