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The Bridge: Articles from the Journal

  The Bridge ... Technology, Military Genius, and the Improbable Victory By Joanne C. Lo on Sep 07, 2019 12:01 am The true revolution of technology-enabled warfare will only happen through empowering the tactical edge to lead technical development throughout the entire country. The revolution that will allow the United States to unequivocally regain technological dominance on the world stage cannot happen with timid, localized, politically correct actions that only generate a few talking points. It can only happen with bold, sweeping actions that put the nation’s warfighters  at center stage. Read in browser » Don’t Say No One Warned You: #Reviewing China’s Vision of Victory By T.S. Allen on Sep 04, 2019 12:01 am In contrast to commentators who focus on China’s relative rise, Ward emphasizes that the U.S. must focus on sustaining and expanding American power. The key question, in his mind, is how much power will be ceded to China in the future. Read in browser » The Positive

Afghanistan: Ahmad Massoud seizes father’s torch

AFGHANISTANAHMAD MASSOUD SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 Asia Times Eighteen years after the assassination of legendary anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, his only son is hoping to continue the mission against the insurgents by jumping into Afghanistan’s chaotic political fray. Photo by Wakil Kohsar AFP Son of famed commander Ahmad Shah Massoud steps into political arena as US says it is on the verge of an accord with the Taliban ByALISON TAHMIZIAN MEUSE, BEIRUT In the heart of Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, before thousands of devotees of his late father, Ahmad Massoud on Thursday put himself forward as the figure capable of unifying the Afghan people and challenging an ascendent Taliban.  “At this moment, [the Taliban] are intoxicated. They think they are victorious,” Massoud, 30, told Asia Times ahead of the gathering.  “Someone needs to detox them to bring them to reality that it is no longer their way, and will never be their way.” The Taliban, who routed Ahmad Shah Massoud’s g

Pakistani nation celebrates Sept 6 as Defence Day

Pakistani nation celebrates Sept 6 as Defence Day . On this national holiday, the patriots stand with their military to honor its successes and achievements. Below is the list of some of the successes of Pakistani military. Let us salute PAK armed forces Inc. A Very Happy Defence Day to all Pakistanis and Kashmiris...... Happy FF Hospitals Day Happy Bahria Commercial Businesses Day Happy Air Eagle Aviation Academy Day Happy Fauji Foundation College, Rawalpindi Day Happy Askari Bakeries Day Happy Bahria deep sea fisheries Day Happy Bahria Harbour Services Day Happy FF Medical Systems Pvt Ltd Day Happy Shaheen Radio Pvt Ltd Day Happy Fazaia Housing society Day Happy SAPS Aviation College Day Happy Shaheen Welfare Housing Peshawar Day Happy Bahria Estates Day Bahria Maritime Works Org Day Happy Foundation Gas Day Happy Overseas Employment Services Day Happy FFBL Power Co Day Happy FF Experiment Seed Multiplication Farm Day Happy Mari Petroleum Co Day Happy FF Securiti

Opeds on Kashmiri Muslim ego: A comment J&K , Ladakh : Layered Nuanced governance " A third reason, perhaps most vital, is psychological. Kashmiris have a very strong sense of identity, more than most others. Ego , or a sense of superiority, is a strong part of that identity. It needs to be nurtured." 〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰  Great Magic Trick. Which left Kashmir with nothing to lose " Kashmiris have been exposed to Shock-and-Awe tactics. Belittled and humiliated, they have lost the chief ministership and command over Jammu and Ladakh... Ruled by authoritarian, cruel outsiders including the Mughals, Afghans, Sikhs and Dogras, the special, signed, legally binding Article 370 deal, protected Kashmir’s identity and gave it for the first time in 400 years, a major say in its own future." ➡➡➡➡➡➡➡ 🔴 Get Smarter 〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 ✔ The cauti

Anglophone Pakistani Journalists shifted to Right of the Center " a paladin doesn’t believe in targeting civilians as a matter of policy, as terrorists do — 9/11, 7/7, APS Peshawar, Eid prayers, taraweeh congregations, Shia mosques, churches, concerts and nightclubs." 〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 COMMENT ➡➡➡➡➡ Mumbai 26/11, etc do not figure here. Even the liberal Anglophone Pakistani has shifted to the right of the centre. Even if they have not, on things Indian they defer to ISPR. We need to note this shift in Pakistan. Note that they cannot ignore attacks in the English-speaking world 9/11 & 7/7. Visas, green cards and children's education and jobs are at stake. But India is not essential for their existence. Instead of crying why these double standards, India should focus on its economy and make it unavoidably attractive.

Global community favours bilateral framework on Kashmir, but Pak refuses to see writing on wall

Global community favours bilateral framework on Kashmir, but Pak refuses to see writing on wall Pakistan has sought UN mediation despite being bound by the principle of bilateralism under the 1972 Simla Agreement. Written by  Sujan R Chinoy  |Updated: September 2, 2019 9:33:21 am Pakistan knows that India totally rejects third-party involvement. Barring a few aberrant acolytes of Pakistan, the global community, including the US, has openly favoured the bilateral framework to address all the issues between India and Pakistan. After failing to get the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take formal notice of its antics over  Article 370  and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Pakistan has yet again attempted to internationalise J&K by writing to the president of the UNSC. It has asked for “doubling the strength of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) Observers and to persuade India to allow them to patrol on its side of the Line of Contr

China and Russia’s sky-high strategy

East Asia  Forum 28 August 2019 Author: Artyom Lukin, Far Eastern Federal University On 23 July 2019, Russian and Chinese warplanes — long-range nuclear-capable bombers accompanied by fighter jets and surveillance aircraft — conducted a ‘joint patrol’ over the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan. This marked the first ever joint air force operation by Russia and China beyond their borders. The show of force in the Northeast Asian skies was meant to signal the growing strength of the China–Russia strategic bond and the main target of this message was Seoul. The patrol’s route ran over the Dokdo (Takeshima) islands, one of the most politically sensitive areas in East Asia. The islands are disputed between South Korea and Japan, so the China–Russia operation caused a commotion. Seoul and Tokyo both claimed that a Russian military plane from the joint patrol group twice violated Dokdo’s airspace, prompting South Korean interceptor jets to fire hundreds of warning shots. The Russian and

Broccoli: better latte than never

By  Nikki Galovic Just when you thought coffee trends couldn’t get any crazier, enter the broccoli latte. You’ve heard of turmeric lattes and even a coffee served in an avocado, but is the broccoli latte the next product to hit the tables of your local hipster café? We’re here to tell you, it’s possible. You might be asking why we would even suggest such an outrageous concept but it could actually help address two very real challenges our society is facing: food loss and poor diets. Just eat it With almost two in three Australian adults overweight or obese, being healthy, and eating a healthy diet, is a huge focus for many of us. But despite the increasing popularity of ‘superfoods’ and health and wellness,  Australian diets are still poor . Our research shows the average Australian is still not eating the recommended daily intake of vegetables a day. And we know it can be hard to get those five serves of veg everyday while also trying to drink enough water, getting in your 30 m

Cauliflower and broccoli pills: Turning vegetable waste into nutrient-rich powders and supplements

By national regional and rural reporter Jess Davis Posted1 day ago, updated1 day ago IMAGEUp to one third of fruit and vegies are wasted before they even reach the supermarket shelves. (ABC News: Jess Davis) It seems far-fetched but Australian farmers could soon be producing broccoli and cauliflower pills: one serve of vegetables in a tiny capsule. The horticulture industry hopes a demand for nutrient-rich powders and supplements will create a new market for vegetables and solve the problem of farm waste in the process. It's an idea John Said, who grows vegetables on 2,000 hectares across the country, is helping to develop. "I mean it's a pretty big ask to say to someone, 'Here, just take this pill and it's a broccoli pill', but in the future, who knows?" he said. "I mean if it's got other vitamins and minerals and perhaps other oils as well and it serves a really good purpose for the body, then by all means let's develop that."