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Trump’s love for victory and US General’ s recent failures

President-elect Donald Trump’s message for the nation’s senior military leadership is ambiguously unambiguous. Here is he on 60 Minutes just days after winning the election. Trump: “We have some great generals. We have great generals.” Lesley Stahl: “You said you knew more than the generals about ISIS.” Trump: “Well, I’ll be honest with you, I probably do because look at …

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How will Pakistan absorb the Trump shock

Need to smell the coffee Perhaps the time has come to smell the coffee beans and rethink our foreign policy options and priorities   The media pundits got it all wrong. And so did the pollsters. Few in the US and abroad had predicted Donald Trump to be elected its 45thpresident. AlthoughHillary Clinton, the favourite, bagged 200,000 more popular votes …

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World needs to support Pakistan war against terror – Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called on all nations to be more supportive of Pakistan’s ‘difficult’ fight against militant groups, but urged Islamabad to push harder against militants hiding within its borders. That call for support came as Washington and New Delhi called on Islamabad to bring the perpetrators of Mumbai 2008 and Pathankot 2016 attackers to …

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Untangling the twist

Untangling the twist

It is easy to sketch out certain pictures and lay them out before people. This of course happens everywhere in the world. The facts we believe to be true are in most cases crafted for us and chiselled into shape by forces that may remain unseen, but who assert a huge influence over the ideas that circulate within a nation …

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US not hopeful of Afghan peace

The US killing of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour marks a significant shift for President Barack Obama, highlighting a new willingness to target the group’s leaders in Pakistan and risk retaliatory attacks against struggling Afghan security forces. The move also shows that Obama has — at least for now — abandoned hopes of bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table …

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Pakistan’s Interior Minister to Trump “ Pakistan is not a colony of USA”

Pakistan angrily criticised Donald Trump, frontrunner for the U.S. Republican presidential nomination, for saying he would force the country to free a jailed Pakistani doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Trump, a 69-year-old billionaire real estate developer, told Fox News on Friday that, if elected, he would get Pakistan to free …

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Out in the open – Political leadership needs to wakeup

Out in the open – Political leadership needs to wakeup

Pakistan was subjected to an international conspiracy in 1971. India supported by former Soviet Union hatched the gory plan of cutting Pakistan into two and creating Bangladesh. India had been working upon East Bengal since 1948 with the aim of subverting the Bengalis and poisoning their minds against people of West Pakistan through an orchestrated subversion plan. Mujibur Rahman was …

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No discussions on US foreign policies in presidential candidate debates

With little discussion of foreign policy in the primary races, we’re left wondering whether diplomacy will continue to take a backseat to military action. With the possible exception of Ted Cruz, who proposed that the U.S. carpet-bomb Syria, discussion of foreign policy has been notably absent from the pre-primary election campaigns of both parties. Consequently we can only hope that …

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Militants kidnap eight Pakistani govt employees from NW

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday kidnapped eight government employees in Pakistan’s troubled northwest while they were heading to inspect an under construction dam, officials said. The incident took place in Toi Khula area of the South Waziristan tribal district along the Afghan border where unidentified gunmen intercepted their vehicle and took them to an unknown location. Zafrul Islam, the top government …

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Syria army loyalty to Assad

Syria army loyalty to Assad

Four years ago, Turkey’s then prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that within in a few weeks he would be praying in Damascus’s Umayyad Mosque, as Assad was about to fall. Similarly, Israel’s most decorated soldier, former Defense Minister Ehud Barak, predicted that Assad and his military would be toppled within weeks. That was at the beginning of 2012, when …

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