A defeatist position [in Afghanistan] is not possible for us. We cannot leave in our underpants…or without any: Mikhail Gorbachev (1987) The erstwhile Soviet empire got bogged down in Afghanistan and finally got disintegrated. The major reason for her defeat was Soviet army itself which was organized, equipped and trained for big and conventional wars in … More An alarming shift from Blue-on-Green to Green-on-Blue….
Gen Zia may have been punished for outsmarting the Americans in Afghanistan and Central Asia Hussain Saqib Is it not an irony of history that high-profile assassinations of most powerful people almost always remain shrouded in mystery for decades despite enormous resources at state’s disposal to unveil and identify the killers? The real handlers of … More Bahawalpur air crash: Who killed the most powerful military dictator?