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US withdrawal sparks new wave of violence in Balochistan by Pakistan Taliban

ANI |  Updated:  Jun 06, 2021 06:16 IST Islamabad [ Pakistan ], June 6 (ANI): The  US troop withdrawal  from Afghanistan has led to increased violence in  Balochistan  by  Pakistan   Taliban . The revival of the  Pakistan i  Taliban  is not only linked with the growing turmoil in neighbouring Afghanistan caused by the  US troop withdrawal  but also to growing differences between  Pakistan  and the Afghan  Taliban , including over  Pakistan 's growing new strategic engagement with the US, wrote Salman Rafi Sheikh in an article in Asia Times. The Afghan  Taliban  understand  Pakistan 's insistence on establishing an inclusive political government in Afghanistan is a result of its efforts to recalibrate its relations with the US post-withdrawal. US troop withdrawal  from Afghanistan and Pentagon overtures to Islamabad have sparked new waves of terrorist violence in  Balochistan . The growing perception was confirmed when  Pakistan  said that its "war on terror" era contr

Russia’s Entry to Sixth-Generation Warfare: the ‘Non-Contact’ Experiment in Syria

By:  Roger McDermott May 29, 2021 06:43 PM  Age: 3 days Executive Summary Russia’s adoption of high-technology assets aims to increase a broad spectrum of military capabilities, but it does not seek to emulate its foreign counterparts or to risk becoming involved in a post–Cold War variant of an arms race. Moscow’s experimentation with cruise missiles during operations in Syria fits into long-known Russian military theoretical works concerning the evolution of modern and future warfare, defined in this context as “sixth-generation” warfare, with its highest form being “non-contact.” The particular origins and leading Russian military advocates of such concepts reveal how high-precision strikes fit naturally into modern Russian military thought and doctrine. While considerable interest among Western analysts of Russia’s military modernization has focused on the speeches and published articles of the chief of the General Staff, Army General Valery Gerasimov, his comments on the role of t