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By pak_adnews On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Afghan Special Forces Feeling Not So Special Anymore

By Jessica Donati and Habib Khan Totakhil Morale among some Afghan special forces is wearing thin as they are increasingly called upon to lead the fight against the Taliban, with teams feeling exploited by their More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
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Revolutionary Guard: Mullah Mansour Met with Iranian Officials 2 Months Before his Death

A website linked to the Revolutionary Guard has admitted that Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour had conducted negotiations during the two months of his stay in Iran despite the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s denial More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
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Why the Heroin Trade Helped Defeat the US in Afghanistan

America’s Opium War in Afghanistan. By Alfred W. McCoy In October 2001, the U.S. launched its invasion of Afghanistan largely through proxy Afghan fighters with the help of Special Operations forces, American More...

By pak_adnews On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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Why Saudi Arabia’s anti-terror coalition won’t work

Saudi Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman announced the formation of the coalition of 34 Muslim nations on Dec. 15 By Salman Rafi      The formation of the Saudi Arabia-led “anti-terror” More...

By pak_adnews On Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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Russian airstrikes restore Syrian military balance of power

Airstrikes keep Assad afloat, help push diplomacy. Weeks of Russian airstrikes in Syria appear to have restored enough momentum to the government side to convince President Bashar Assad’s foes and the world community More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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U.S. Cautious on Iran Missile Test Claim

The Obama administration is facing another difficult choice with Iran: As Tehran takes apart much of its nuclear infrastructure to win sanctions relief, how vocally should the White House condemn Iranian violations More...

By pak_adnews On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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DoD official: US pursuing response to Russia treaty breach

Faced with rising pressure from Congress, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday that the Obama administration is pursuing ways to counter Russia’s violation of a key arms control treaty, but actions will be More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, September 21st, 2015
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U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys in Afghanistan

By Joseph Goldstein Dan Quinn was relieved of his Special Forces command after a fight with a U.S.-backed militia leader who had a boy as a sex slave chained to his bed. Kirsten Luce for The New York Times More...

By pak_adnews On Monday, August 31st, 2015
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Why American policy abroad strengthens groups like ISIS.

By Nicolas J. S. Davies Thirteen years ago [in relation to date of publication], a draft dodger from Texas stood on a pile of rubble in New York City and promised, “The people who knocked these buildings down More...

By pak_adnews On Friday, February 20th, 2015
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Why Countering Extremism Fails

Washington’s Top-Down Approach to Prevention Is Flawed By Humera Khan In 2014, as a speaker at a countering violent extremism conference, I had to pull the organizers aside for an awkward conversation More...