Trouble for Pakistan’s Possible Next President?

Reports have surfaced that PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari “was suffering from severe psychiatric problems as recently as last year…” Zardari (husband of the late Benazir Bhutto) is the defacto head of Pakistan’s largest political party. His alliance with the other major political party PML-N fell apart shortly after Musharraf resigned. Knowing Pakistani politics this […]

DEA as Counter-Terror Agency

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has, quietly, become a very effective counter-terror agency. The arrest of international arms dealers Victor Bout and Monzar al-Kasser (in operations worthy of movie scripts) were only one example. The agency had at least a peripheral role in the Betancourt rescue – a DEA operation inserted bugged satellite phones into […]