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Defense Secretary Robert Gates Opens Up in Interview

In an interview with CNN’s John King, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates touched on a wide range of issues on areas such as the current U.S. relationship with Pakistan, the number of deployed troops in Afghanistan, the DoD budget predictions and his recent announced stance on the removal of “don’t …

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U.S.-Afghan Partnership Strong says Adm. Mike Mullen

Following his recent three day visit to Afghanistan, Adm. Mike Mullen said “never has our partnership … been stronger, or the challenges we face, clearer.” During his trip, Mullen spent time in Marja, in Helmand Province, the sight of the recent offensive. He also attended a meeting with community leaders …

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Intelligence Chief in Afghanistan Calls for Overhaul

Major General Michael Flynn, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence in Afghanistan, recently published a report with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) which examines the flaws in intelligence analysis in Afghanistan and what should be done to fix the problems. The report, titled “Fixing Intel: A Blueprint …

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US and Pakistan: Is Partnership Possible?

“We lost the chance to influence an entire generation of officers,” says a US official at the embassy in Pakistan. This lamentation points to a critical need during the present counterinsurgency, namely enhanced cooperation with Pakistan. As the US ramps up its efforts in Afghanistan, with the recently announced surge …

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