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Lt. General Tariq Khan (Retired)

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Lt. General Tariq Khan (Retired), an erudite general from Pakistan's Armored Corps and a decorated War Veteran, is an expert on critical issues related to Terrorism & Insurgencies. General Tariq Khan during the Battle of Bajaur, transformed and re-shaped Frontier Corps into a relentless fighting force and raised FC's own special forces popularly known as SOG. Commanded and led major operations in FATA from the frontline, his model on counter-insurgency is still applied to this day.

US Failures in Afghanistan

The biggest threat to US National Security is strategic miscalculation. In Afghanistan, the battle was an intel oriented conflict; but it had a confused and...

The “Ground Realities” of Pakistan

Trump demands that Pakistan should prove that its nukes are safe. He says this when the international community has found that Pakistan’s nuclear regime is...

America Thinks Pakistan Should Do More

They want to ‘win’ the war as Trump has said. ‘Winning’ now could be as little as a ‘graceful exit’ or as much as...

The Faizabad Phenomenon and Army

People view the recent Faizabad fracas as an ugly event; an aberration that locked down the Capital City. The citizens of Islamabad were inconvenienced....

“The Faizabad Dharna”

People are shelled shocked with the Faizabad episode, others are frustrated by the Panama Scandal and all that it is revealing, some are  dazed...

LTG Tariq Khan (Retired) Responds to Ahsan Iqbal

‘The difference between average people and people who achieve is their perception of and response to failure’, John C. Maxwell. The honourable interior minister has...

Lt. Gen. Tariq Khan’s (Retired) Rebuttal

My 37 years of association with the Army has been taken by a few as an automatic disqualification in giving any political opinion and,...

Democracy?

People ask what does one mean by constitutional reforms: “I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” –Thomas Carlyle Everyone talks of democracy nowadays....

The US Dilemma

The US finds it does not know how to dismount the tiger. The US is finding the war in Afghanistan a little too hot for...

Answering Nawaz Sharif’s BBC Interview

A protégé of General Ghulam Jilani and a product of General Zia's martial law, Nawaz Sharif never tires of lecturing us on the benefits...