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Commentary: Geopolitical conundrum

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- “Why the U.S.-Pakistani Alliance Isn’t Worth the Trouble,” says former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Precursor to Pakistani coup?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Is the Pakistani army getting ready to seize power again?
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Commentary: Black swans galore

Commentary: Black swans galore

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- To avoid a “Vietnam redux” disaster, Henry Kissinger is suggesting broadening an Afghan settlement to include Iran, China, Russia, Pakistan and India.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Jones elected to General Dynamics board

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Retired Gen. James L. Jones, a former commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, has been elected to the board of directors of General Dynamics.

Countries to fight transnational crime

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. national security adviser said Tuesday at an international meeting in Russia that nations must work together to eradicate transnational crime.
Obama picks heavy hitters for U.S. defense team

Obama picks heavy hitters for U.S. defense team

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama has chosen a highly experienced, pragmatic A-team to run U.S. national security during his administration. He appears to have opted for forceful, passionate individuals who can be expected to clash on some key issues. The talent level looks high. But the dangers of serious collisions between key individuals on major policy issues down the road are already clear.
MARTIN SIEFF

Commission says Iraq making slow progress

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. commission of military experts says Iraqi security forces are making progress but are not ready to assume responsibility for security in Iraq.

Report suggests scrapping Iraqi police

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A commission established by Congress will recommend purging Iraq’s police force of corrupt officers and Shiite militants suspected in sectarian killings.

Afghan opium breaks all records, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Afghanistan's opium crop, which provides almost all the world's heroin, has broken all records despite U.S.-sponsored purge efforts, the White House says.

Taliban seen as cause of civilian deaths

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The recent Afghan civilian deaths in a Kandahar district may have resulted from the Taliban's tactic of using humans as its shield, says NATO's commander.

NATO commander: EU force weakens alliance

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- NATO's commander told the U.S. Congress a planned European Union rapid deployment force would undermine the military capability of the Atlantic alliance.

NATO takes command in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- NATO took command of peacekeeping in the Afghan capital Monday, CNN reports.

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Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones, Jr. (Ret.) testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to discuss the findings of the Iraqi Security Forces Independent Assessment Commission Report on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 6, 2007. Jones is chairman of the commission. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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James Logan Jones, Jr. (born December 19, 1943) is the former United States National Security Advisor and a retired United States Marine Corps General.

During his military career, he served as Commander, United States European Command (COMUSEUCOM) and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) from 2003 to 2006 and as the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps from July 1999 to January 2003. Jones retired from the Marine Corps on February 1, 2007, after 40 years of service.

After retiring from the Marine Corps, Jones remained involved in national security and foreign policy issues. In 2007, Jones served as chairman of the Congressional Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq, which investigated the capabilities of the Iraqi police and armed forces. In November 2007, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of State as special envoy for Middle East security. He served as chairman of the Atlantic Council from June 2007 to January 2009, when he assumed the post of National Security Advisor which he held until November 2010.

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