August 30, 2014

Ukraine Should Fight Like the Taliban

Andrew Peek, Fiscal Times

The Associated Press

At the most fundamental level, NATO must help Russia’s neighbors adapt to the fact that they are militarily weak and dwarfed by Russia’s might. Thus they need to be able to fight the insurgent fight, like the Taliban, or ideally like the hybrid guerilla-conventional force combination that Hezbollah debuted against Israel in 2006. - See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2014/08/29/Radical-Way-Ukraine-Fight-and-Defeat-Russia#sthash.raFeIpnF.dpuf

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Taliban, Afghanistan, Russia, Ukraine

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

August 21, 2014
Why Did U.S. Make a Deal for Bergdahl, Not Foley?
Joshua Keating, Slate
The moral question of whether to pay ransoms to terrorist groups—which I also wrote about in the context of the Boko Haram kidnappings in the spring—is an agonizing one. It’s hard to stand on principle after reading the... more ››
August 20, 2014
When I Met Robin Williams in Afghanistan
Matt Kaminski, Daily Beast
Robin Williams had his demons but it never stopped him from making troops laugh on the numerous standup tours he did in Iraq and Afghanistan. more ››
August 26, 2014
Afghanistan Isn't Iraq
Bloomberg View
Afghanistan's political impasse has renewed calls that the U.S. revisit plans to pull its soldiers out of the country by the end of 2016. Look at Iraq, these critics say, arguing that a precipitous U.S. withdrawal starting in... more ››
August 25, 2014
2014: A Year of Botched Elections in Asia
Andrew Oplas, The Diplomat
It is commonly understood that genuine elections are among the most indispensable prerequisites for effective and sustained democratic governance. And yet as with democracy itself, elections are imperfect and malleable. Often ... more ››
August 25, 2014
Iraq Explains Why Not to Leave Afghanistan
Paul Miller, Foreign Policy
Despite his obvious and understandable hesitations to return U.S. military forces to Iraq, the president's humanitarian concerns combined with the United States' strategic interests and added heft to his decisions to use force in... more ››