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Afghanistan conflict: Taliban declares ‘defeat’ of Nato – BBC News

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30626728 One would be hard pressed to disagree with this statement from the Taliban. After beating the British Empire, the Soviet Union and now the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, is Afghanistan unconquerable? A statement which range true in the 80s, … Continue reading

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Jim Gant: the ‘Lawrence of Afghanistan’

A thought provoking piece on COIN theory and the lengths you sometimes have to go to. One cannot help but be struck by the parallels which exist between the case of Jim Gant and that of the insurgent supporter TE … Continue reading

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Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer?

Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer? This piece by the BBC cogently sets forth the disquieting fact that Afghanistan is a place where foreign armies come to wither and leave. The British, Soviets and now ISAF all have failed to … Continue reading

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What did you do in the War, Daddy?

(pic. wikipedia.org)    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an unusual malady. Loosely defined it is an affliction which attacks the sufferer’s mind, forcing him or her to relieve with a range of symptoms and with varying degrees of severity, intensity … Continue reading

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