Monthly Archives: June 2012

US war veterans tossing medals back at NATO was a heroic act

Bernard Harcourt “No amount of medals, ribbons, or flags can cover the amount of human suffering caused by this war.” “I have only one word, and it is shame.” “This is for the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.” “Mostly, I’m

FMCT: facts, politics and propaganda

Dr. Shireen M Mazari Background: It is a fallacy that arms control will eventually lead to disarmament. While the former refers to negotiated measures leading to curbs on acquiring new weapons, the latter term refers to a quantitative reduction in

Cold Start Doctrine


Limited War with Impunity India declassified its new military doctrine Cold Start Doctrine on April 28, 2004.9 This new doctrine marked a break from the fundamentally defensive orientation that the Indian military has employed since independence in 1947. It visualized

Rise of Naxalism in India

Afia Ambreen Recently, Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon, 32-year-old IAS officer of 2006 batch, was abducted by the Maoists and free after being held hostage for twelve days. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has appealed to the Naxals to release Alex

Stop Pakistan bashing on FMCT

Presenttion of General (R) Ehsan ul Haq presided 2nd Session General (R) Ehsan ul Haq General (R) Ehsanul Haq former joint chiefs of staff committee speaking in a seminar on ‘FMCT-Problems & Prospects held at a hotel in Islamabad, organized

Pakistani cotton scientist declared the world’s best in 2012

Dr. Yusuf Zafar A Pakistan-based scientist has been honoured by the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), the body said in a statement released this week. Dr Yusuf Zafar, who is the director general agriculture and biotechnology at the Pakistan Atomic

Implications of ‘US-Afghan Pact-2012′ on Pakistan

Khalid Khokhar The new strategic pact titled “Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement between Afghanistan and the United States”, has redefined the US terms of engagement with Kabul that goes beyond another decade following NATO troops withdrawal in 2014. The details of

Pak-Turkey ties

Erdogan addresses Parliament, Opposition should not make attempts to oust Govt Turkish Prime Minister Visit to Pakistan During his historical address, Erdogan termed the strong democratic system in Pakistan vital for regional peace, by defining the role of opposition in

Exclusive Pakistani intelligence official discusses the Abbottabad raid

TX Desk Terminal X Director and Chief Intelligence Analyst Zaki Khalid conducted a one-on-one private discussion with a senior Pakistani intelligence official whose identity is being kept anonymous keeping in view the discretion polices of the forum. Questions and queries

Truth shall Prevail

Dr. S.M. Rahman It was interesting to read General Aslam Beg’s article titled “Say No To It”. In very simple words he has described the conduct of the Army Generals, who imposed military rule; those who directly intervened, but did