Pratap Chatterjee asks “are we destabilizing Pakistan?”

The parallels are so close to our 1960's Souteast Asian adventures that perhaps the question should be "can we learn from our mistakes?  So far the answer appears to be "no." Operation Breakfast Redux - Could Pakistan 2010 Go the Way of Cambodia 1969?  By Pratap Chatterjee, TomDispatch, 7 February 2010 -- Reposted with permission. Introduction by Tom … Continue reading Pratap Chatterjee asks “are we destabilizing Pakistan?”

James Bond is not just our hero, but the model for our geopolitical strategy

I enjoyed Ian Fleming's books about James Bond, and some of the movies too (esp. Casino Royale).  But should we base our geopolitical strategyon fielding teams of "00" agents (and special operators) to kill our enemies?  Will this make us safer, or make more likely what we most wish to avoid? Consider this: Many (most?) nations … Continue reading James Bond is not just our hero, but the model for our geopolitical strategy