Asia/Africa update: March 14-15 2018

ASIA AFGHANISTAN Another likely Taliban attack on a checkpoint in Farah province on Wednesday killed 10 members of the Afghan security services. Farah’s provincial council has requested reinforcements from Kabul to help stabilize the province. Additionally, a truck bombing on Wednesday in Helmand province reportedly killed at least two Afghan border guards. PAKISTAN The Pakistani… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: March 14-15 2018

Asia/Africa update: August 5-7 2017

PHILIPPINES Anybody who had “Philippines” in their “where will America bomb next” office pool, stand by to collect your winnings: The Pentagon is considering a plan that allows the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes on ISIS in the Philippines, two defense officials told NBC News. The authority to strike ISIS targets as part of collective… Continue reading Asia/Africa update: August 5-7 2017

Conflict update: April 5 2017

SYRIA I’ve already written most of what I had to write about Syria today, but there are a couple of additional updates. Well, one, really. President Trump spoke in public, which seems inadvisable but I guess you make do with the president you have, and anyway after we spent last week (and, off and on,… Continue reading Conflict update: April 5 2017

Conflict update: February 24 2017

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: A LAND OF CONTRADICTIONS TOTAL BULLSHIT Say, this is interesting: Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States. A draft document obtained by The Associated Press concludes that… Continue reading Conflict update: February 24 2017

Conflict update: February 13 2017

Michael Flynn I had more to say about this story, but it all just got rendered obsolete: BREAKING: Michael Flynn has resigned, sources tell @SaraMurray and @GloriaBorger — Adam Levine (@cnnadam) February 14, 2017 Earlier this evening Flynn pulled out of a scheduled speech at the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual meeting at the last… Continue reading Conflict update: February 13 2017

Easter nightmare in Pakistan

First off, Happy Easter to those who are celebrating it today (Orthodox Christians won’t celebrate it until May 1). Unfortunately, Easter Sunday has been turned into a horror story for people living in the Pakistani city of Lahore: A suicide bomber killed at least 65 people and injured more than 280 others, mostly women and… Continue reading Easter nightmare in Pakistan