A very touching farewell today in Utah as Major Brent Taylor’s family and friends said goodbye. A grateful nation stands beside his family. The local news did a great job capturing the event and has shared a video of the day. My friend Major Abdul Rahman Rahmani, an Afghan Military Pilot, shared some kind words… Read More Rest well Major Brent Taylor; your work is done
Jason Criss Howk While speaking at the APPNA conference in Virginia with my good friend Dr Babar we had a chance to have a long quiet and private lunch with Dr Syeed and his gracious wife. It is always interesting to see how conversations about Islam change when they are intimate and calm. I shared… Read More Mission from God?
Finally an administration uses clear language to publicly segregate Violent Islamist ideologues from the religion of Islam and the Muslims around the world that are America’s natural allies against terrorism. As Muslims are usually the victims of terrorism, America must make clear that we are friends to all Muslims and we differentiate radical Islamists from… Read More America clarifies its CT policy
Why we are there and what the future holds for the coalition supporting the Afghan people and the various enemies of the Afghan people. Link to article #41strong
The latest assessment from the US point of view Country Reports on Terrorism 2017 is submitted in compliance with Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f (the “Act”), which requires the Department of State to provide to Congress a full and complete annual report on terrorism for those countries and groups meeting the… Read More State of Terrorism 2017
There are lots of opinions about the status of America’s longest war. Few pundits and “experts” actually get their insights from the Afghans themselves. Since 2002 I’ve watched Afghanistan and occasionally worked in Afghanistan. I read Afghan news and social media everyday. I’ve spent time working on Afghanistan from military, diplomatic, and intelligence perspectives. I… Read More The Future of Afghanistan
I’m Worried About My Country, But Not Afraid Jason Criss Howk 17 August 2018 As I sit on a porch at ~3800 feet and watch the sun slowly shed light on Grandfather Mountain today, I am concerned. I feel my country is becoming more divided and am troubled that so many people with the power… Read More I’m Worried About My County, But Not Afraid