Since Sandy Hook, there have been nearly 100 school shootings. How many more Pakistani children need to die? On Dec. 16, a Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan […]
Is Syrian President Assad following the Pakistan model?
Like the Pakistan military and ISI, Assad may be aiding jihadists who operate on his own soil. In an article at Foreign Policy titled The Disappeared, James Traub reports on journalists who […]
Pakistan allows China to use Karachi as lab rats in nuclear-energy experiment
Pakistan has contracted with China to build two nuclear reactors ― except they’re untested. As if Karachi didn’t have enough problems. Already, it’s “far and away the world’s most dangerous megacity,” writes […]
U.S. tactical nuclear weapons more an irritant than deterrent
Is Pakistan a country that might, as opposed to the United States, actually find tactical nuclear weapons useful? You’ve heard of planned obsolescence — tactical nuclear weapons are a case of deferred […]
Would Pakistan respond to India’s use of conventional weapons with nukes?
Theoretically Pakistan is poised to respond to Indian military retaliation for a terrorist strike with tactical nukes. It’s debatable how much nuclear weapons add to national security. But what’s undeniable is that […]
These aren’t the drones you’re looking for: The U.S. shift to droid warfare and surveillance
by Kevin Rogers In George Lucas’s Star Wars universe, droids are robots with tasks including translation, computing and repair work. The series’ most famous droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, take on these benign […]
Admin using bad info for drone strikes like it did for detainees
Just like it did in Afghanistan and Iraq, the CIA and U.S. military act on bad intel when designating targets for drone attacks. As when the United States greased the skids for […]
Attacks on first responders transform criminality of drone strikes to sadism
The term “double tapping” fails to do justice to a military tactic that’s arguably sociopathic. Remember the “dead bastards” — as in “look at those” — video, which was the first of […]
Drones obliterate shades of gray between militants and civilians
Killing someone because they looked like they were “up to no good” doesn’t really pass legal muster. Under the Obama administration, the CIA drone program uses what they call signature strikes, as […]
Once more into the breach for the "savior of Pakistan"
Oblivious to his status as the greatest nuclear thief in history, A.Q. Khan has started his own political party in Pakistan. There’s only person who’s less worthy of being referred to by […]