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“All things considered, a review of the relationship between Washington and Islamabad seems long overdue”

ISRAEL HAYOM (be agreement with JNS) Unfriending Pakistan by Clifford D. May September 22, 2021 …We now know for certain that powerful elements within Pakistan’s military and intelligence establishment helped create the Afghan Taliban in the early 1990s and continued … Continue reading

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“The U.S. has abandoned Kabul, but America’s former client in Islamabad still holds leverage over the superpower it helped defeat”

BLOOMBERG How Pakistan Won the War in Afghanistan by Eli Lake September 9, 2021 For much of the war on terror that began after 9/11, Pakistan played a double game. It occasionally helped track and detain al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders. … Continue reading

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Guarantees on paper, as diplomatically wordsmithed as they may be, have proved meaningless

JNS As Afghanistan collapses, Israel learns the value of international ‘security guarantees’ by Amir Avivi and Or Yissachar September 12, 2021 …Further still, guarantees on paper, as diplomatically wordsmithed as they may be, were given to both the Afghani and … Continue reading

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The fall of Afghanistan: Service can’t review its own performance. An independent civilian commission is necessary.

WALL STREET JOURNAL The Army Needs to Understand the Afghanistan Disaster by Frank Sobchak and Matthew Zais September 8, 2021 The U.S. war in Af­ghanistan was a costly fail­ure. More than 2,400 Amer­i­cans died dur­ing the two-decade con­flict. Tens of … Continue reading

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Can one even imagine Truman begging the Iranian ayatollahs for a nuclear deal not in our favor? Or handing over the keys to a country to the same terrorists who used it to launch an attack on America only 20 years ago?

NEW YORK SUN A Tale of Two Photos Captures Different Americas by Warren Kozak August 30, 2021 Two photographs, taken 76 years apart — within the lifetime of many — drive home the change our country has taken in that … Continue reading

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“As the post-9/11 chapter closes, a new one begins, marked above all by the end of American deterrence and the eclipse of American power”

FEDERALIST Our Defeat In Afghanistan Is Only The Beginning by John Daniel Davidson September 2, 2021 …As we learn more in the coming weeks and months about the fecklessness and deceit of the Biden administration’s Afghanistan withdrawal — including Biden’s … Continue reading

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“Thanks to the Biden administration, say the Arabs and Muslims, terrorist groups that want to wage jihad against the US and Israel and threaten the security and stability of many Arab countries have firmly increased their foothold in the Middle East”

GATESTONE Arabs: Biden Brings Extremism, Terrorism Back to Life by Khaled Abu Toameh August 24, 2021 As the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas is celebrating the “defeat” of the United States in Afghanistan, the Arabs seem worried that they will be the … Continue reading

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#BenjaminAnthony: “One teaching from Israel’s experience that must be internalized by all is that the policy of unilateral, territorial concession is unworthy of consideration”

MIRYAM INSTITUTE Some democracies can withdraw. Israel is not one of them. by Benjamin Anthony August 17, 2021 …Many invoke the [Gaza] disengagement as evidence that Jewish populations in Judea and Samaria may also be uprooted in exchange for a … Continue reading

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“What is happening in Afghanistan will deepen the impression among Arab governments that they cannot rely on the United States to protect their security as they used to”

JNS Taliban triumph in Afghanistan has Arab states and Israel hedging dependence on US by Ariel Ben Solomon August 19, 2021 The Taliban’s quick takeover of Afghanistan has Middle Eastern countries deeply concerned about their dependence on the U.S. security … Continue reading

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Twenty years, $2 trillion, and the most powerful army in the world were no match for the one thing the Taliban has—and that current American leadership has lost

TABLET MAG Assabiya Wins Every Time by Lee Smith August 18, 2021 Democrats and Republicans are right to blame each other for the fall of Kabul. It’s a loss for America’s bipartisan foreign policy establishment as a whole. For nearly … Continue reading

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