The AfPak Reader

September 17, 2009

AfPak Summer 2009 – The Roggio Reader

Filed under: Journalist Chronicles,Summer 2009 — huntingnasrallah @ 4:25 am

The LWJ AfPak Summer 2009 Mainlines – An AfPak Research Baseline
Compiled by: Gary H. Johnson, Jr.

AfPak Summer 2009 – The Roggio Reader

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December 3, 2009

President Obama’s West Point Address

Filed under: Defense News,Diplomacy & Development,Fall 2009,The D.C. Buzz — huntingnasrallah @ 5:51 pm

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-address-nation-way-forward-afghanistan-and-pakistan

Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on the Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Eisenhower Hall Theatre, United States Military Academy at West Point, West Point, New York
8:01 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. To the United States Corps of Cadets, to the men and women of our Armed Services, and to my fellow Americans: I want to speak to you tonight about our effort in Afghanistan — the nature of our commitment there, the scope of our interests, and the strategy that my administration will pursue to bring this war to a successful conclusion. It’s an extraordinary honor for me to do so here at West Point — where so many men and women have prepared to stand up for our security, and to represent what is finest about our country.
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December 1, 2009

The Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 9

Filed under: Fall 2009 — huntingnasrallah @ 6:25 am

Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 9
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Compiled by Gary H. Johnson, Jr. for The AfPak Reader
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November 17, 2009
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November 23, 2009

The Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 8

Filed under: Fall 2009 — huntingnasrallah @ 4:52 am

Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 8
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Compiled by Gary H. Johnson, Jr. for The AfPak Reader
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November 10, 2009
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November 11, 2009

The Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 7

Filed under: Defense News,Diplomacy & Development,Fall 2009 — huntingnasrallah @ 3:42 pm

Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 7
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Compiled by Gary H. Johnson, Jr. for The AfPak Reader
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November 3, 2009
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November 6, 2009

The Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 6

Filed under: Defense News,Diplomacy & Development,Enemy Profiles,Fall 2009,The D.C. Buzz — huntingnasrallah @ 7:58 pm

Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 6
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Compiled by Gary H. Johnson, Jr. for The AfPak Reader
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October 27, 2009
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October 30, 2009

The Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 5

Filed under: Defense News,Diplomacy & Development,Enemy Profiles,Fall 2009 — huntingnasrallah @ 9:40 am

Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 5
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October 20,  2009
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October 29, 2009

The Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 4

Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 4
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Compiled by Gary H. Johnson, Jr. for The AfPak Reader
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October 13, 2009
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October 28, 2009

Threat Matrix Reader – AfPak Fall 2009 – Week 1

Filed under: Defense News,Enemy Profiles,Fall 2009,Journalist Chronicles,Predator Strikes — huntingnasrallah @ 4:39 pm

Threat Matrix Reader – AfPak Fall 2009 – Week 1
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Compiled by Gary H. Johnson, Jr. for The AfPak Reader
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September 22, 2009
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http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2009/09/counterterrorism_ops_will_expa.php

Counterterrorism ops without counterinsurgency will expand al Qaeda’s reach
By Bill Roggio
September 22, 2009 5:45 PM

Over at The Weekly Standard, I noted that the proposal to rely on counterterrorism techniques, specifically Predator/Reaper strikes, to take out al Qaeda’s senior leadership in Pakistan in lieu of a counterinsurgency program to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan, is seriously flawed. The proponents of this strategy make the assumption that al Qaeda and the Taliban don’t operate closely. But as Taliban / Haqqani Network commander Mullah Sangeen Zadran noted in a recent interview with As Sahab, al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, the Taliban and al Qaeda work together nearly seamlessly toward the same goals – defeating the US and her allies and re-installing the Mullah Omar-led Taliban government.
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October 27, 2009

The Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 3

Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 3
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Compiled by Gary H. Johnson, Jr. for The AfPak Reader
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October 6, 2009
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October 23, 2009

The Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 2

Pajhwok Reports – Fall 2009 – Week 2
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September 29, 2009
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http://www.pajhwok.com/viewstory.asp?lng=eng&id=82178
Neighbours asked to back Afghan govt
Mohammad Nauman Dost – Sep 29, 2009 – 10:37
KABUL (PAN): Canada has urged Afghanistan’s neighbours to help the conflict-devastated country restore peace and security and supplement international efforts at bringing prosperity and stability to the war-weary nation.
In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, the Canadian ambassador in Kabul acknowledged that militants stole into Afghanistan from other countries and thus contributed to insecurity on this side of the border.
“Historically, the neighbours of Afghanistan have often played a role in supporting insurgents and different ethnic groups within this country. And that’s something that needs to change,” the ambassador stressed.
William Crosbie called for the neighbours of Afghanistan to join with the government in Kabul in support of the future that “we are all trying to create: A safe, prosperous and peaceful country that lives in peace with its neighbours. They need to be part of the solution here.”
Taliban and al-Qaeda insurgents, enjoying safe havens in Pakistan’s lawless tribal region, sneaked into Afghanistan, said the envoy, who described cross-border militant infiltration as an important part of the problem.
In some parts of Pakistan, the diplomat believed, the militants enjoyed safe havens. In the same breath, however, he explained the government of Pakistan was doing its bit to tackle in a serious way the issue of terrorist sanctuaries on its soil.
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