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Administration split over intel on Pakistan ties to Haqqani Network

Administration split over intel on Pakistan ties to Haqqani Network

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Obama administration is sharply divided over U.S. policy toward Pakistan with a faction emerging that wants to sharply curtail U.S. drone strokes as a way to coax Pakistan into greater anti-terrorism cooperation. A second faction led by outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mike Mullen and Defense Secretary […]

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China signals rewards for Obama after he backed down on sale to Taiwan of advanced F-16s

China signals rewards for Obama after he backed down on sale to Taiwan of advanced F-16s

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com As expected, the Barack Obama administration announced on Sept. 21 that it will help Taiwan upgrade its arsenal of old F16 jetfighters — but not sell the island stronghold sophisticated F16-Cs and F16-Ds that Taipei has requested since 2006. This is despite repeated denials by senior American officials that Washington has […]