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POTUS' uncertain trumpet

POTUS' uncertain trumpet

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Airpower alone against asymmetric warfare simply forces the enemy to change strategy and tactics. IS has done so and is now ten miles from Baghdad.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS

Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS

With world attention riveted on U.S. and friendly Arab air strikes against Islamic State bases in Syria, Pakistan, one of the world's eight nuclear powers, was yet again a bubbling geopolitical cauldron.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Moccasins instead of boots?

Moccasins instead of boots?

President Obama appears determined to avoid sending U.S. boots back to Iraq. But there is no alternative short of disengagement -- and turning the mission over.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Expert cacophony

Expert cacophony

Is AQAM or ISIS the main terrorist threat facing the U.S.? A key branch of Israeli intelligence says it's still al-Qaida and that ISIS is a long term menace.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Geopolitical fumbles

Geopolitical fumbles

Gen. John R. Allen, Ret.: "It is about the region and potentially the world as we know it." U.S. bombing alone is a recipe for failure.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Trivial pursuit

Trivial pursuit

Virtual reality displaces reality as a nation of doers morphs into one of watchers.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Islam redux

Islam redux

Pressures for U.S. re-involvement with ground troops in Iraq are offset by almost 90 percent of Americans who are opposed to another round of fighting in Iraq.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Back to square one

Back to square one

Arnaud de Borchgrave: Chaos and anarchy and religious extremism are spreading from Libya to Iraq, moving into the vacuum of retreating U.S. military power.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Bloody swath

Bloody swath

The Pakistani army has ruled Pakistan for half its existence. Giving Pakistan's domestic Taliban the benefit of the doubt, the army is about to take over again.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Disinformation and misinformation

Disinformation and misinformation

An Iraqi defector seeking to reunite with his girlfriend and a Jordanian banker fleeing corruption allegations duped the United States into invading Iraq.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Cyber chaos

Cyber chaos

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- A CSIS report released this week estimates the global cost of financial crime on the Internet at $400 billion a year worldwide.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Pakistan: Decline and fall?

Pakistan: Decline and fall?

Pakistan is one of the world's nine nuclear powers whose Prime Minister wants to make a deal with Taliban terrorists, which army generals oppose.
By Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Cranial knowledge

Cranial knowledge

The race to decode the human brain is tightening while the gap between rich and poor is widening.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large

Geopolitical amateur hour

Clumsy Western diplomacy triggered amateur hour in critically important Russian diplomacy.
Arnaud de Borchgrave
Geopolitical Drift

Geopolitical Drift

The correlation of forces between Putin’s Russia and America’s NATO allies includes Western reluctance to see détente displaced by renewed Cold War.
Arnaud de Borchgrave
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