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Afghan wind-down suggested reading list – not good

Updated May 16, 2014

An item in today’s Washington Post by Rajiv Chandrasekaran refreshes our thoughts on the fraught Afghan scene. On these rainy/snowy days such as we are having today, a good idea is to  read these recent volumes to reset one’s perspective on the Afghan and Iraq ventures. Short reviews and the points I see in them. At the link:

http://mediaseentoobook.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/five-must-read-books-on-world-power-politics-and-the-arab-spring-sort-of/

Recent release, “The Wrong Enemy” by Carlotta Gaul  sheds a bright (if unwelcome in some circles) light on the doomed American adventure in Afghanistan and the dark role “ally”  Pakistan has played in the debacle.

 

Russ Imrie, February 6, 2013

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U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

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The French Deception – old-school chronicles “the missing plans”

The French Deception – old-school chronicles “the missing plans”
Russ Imrie February 26, 2012
It’s not all hi-tech and hackers

Thieves of unknown provenance are reported to have absconded recently with a briefcase (briefly set down at a station) containing plans for a drone.Unfortunately the briefcase has not been found.

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Drone partners France and the U.K. are downplaying the importance of the documents which apparently  have somehow left the building. Dassault Aviation, an aerospace manufacturer involved (one would assume) in the project has also poo-phoo’ed the size of the loss. Uh-oh. Hackers need not applyfor this one.

 

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U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 - photo Russ Imrie

Russell Imrie is a content producer, webmaster and an American Indian blogger living in the Washington DC area.

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