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Colonel Evgeny Khrushchev, editorial board member of Veterans Today is also is the military analyst at Russia Today (RT) Contrary to the family tradition, he didn’t apply to Vladivostok Navy Academy to join the Pacific Fleet but enrolled in the Red Banner Institute specializing in Central Asian affairs. Experience:  Afghanistan PSYOPS officer of the 56th Airborne Assault Brigade in Gardez, Paktia, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan First Secretary of the Russian Embassy in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Yugoslavia The Russian Airborne peace-keeping mission under the aegis of UNPROFOR. The United States The main mission: to promote rapport & rapprochement between Russian & American veterans, in close cohesion with US military attaché General Reppert and Special Forces General Metaxis. * Led the 1st delegation of Soviet-Afghan Vets to the US at the invitation of VVA & VVC * Addressed SOLIC Command and JFK Special Warfare School * Consulted CBS 60 Minutes on the Soviet campaign in Afghanistan * Interviewed by ABC 20/20 and Discovery Channel * Featured by France Press, Boston Globe and USN& WR during the 1st Moscow putsch. Inspired by Chinese strategy, Persian Sufi poetry and British cats; addicted to Country & Blues and muscle cars. Favorite personal/personnel carrier – KA-50 Black Shark, due to financial & social constraints, settled for KTM 950 SM.

Remembrance Day, South African and USSR Vets of Angola

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A trip down memory road - Photo shoot of Remembrance Day for South African and USSR Angola War vets.

On Occasion of Police Day

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The Ambassador & Police Attaché (Narcotics Control) of the I.R of Iran request the pleasure of the company of Khrushchev Evgeny....

The White House Black Ops: CIA for CYA

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The shoo-in confirmation of Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan as director of the CIA was supposed to be low-key nonevent, fading out into oblivion the very first nanosecond it was announced.

Vultures Feast on Purple Heart

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- Robert Gates said that anybody who thinks it’s possible to get a fair treatment from US Congress, should have his head examined.

The Last Vietnam War Ambassador

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With another White House consecutive contender saddled with the State Department as a consolation prize, it’s hard to shake off an impression that it is rather a creeping trend than a propitious fluke.

Obama The Drama

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Despite the monumental snow job by the White House to carefully craft and spin the image of the US president as cerebral & aloof ‘no drama Obama’, his modus operandi has generated a pileup of smoldering snafus in domestic & foreign policy.

Guns & Minds

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There’s no country in the world where in a bar you can’t smoke a cigar but you may sip bourbon with your Colt Python – only in America!

Afghanistan: Is Creating a “Narco-State” Considered “Nation-building?”

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If an occupation of a foreign land has patently failed to make ‘residual’ sense even for its cheerleaders, what would be a corrective action? To call it quits, and get the guys & gals back home?

Barrel Bomb Baloney

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Welcome to the latest spin of the Al-Qaeda psychological operation against the Syrian government, backed up by the Western advisers – the nefarious 'barrel bombs' bogey!

Deadly Study Unclassified Part 2

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This sequel examines the ‘initial intent’ of the pungent Red Team Study, introduced in the previous posts: mutual perceptions of Afghan & American soldiers and observations & recommendations to mitigate green-on-blue incidents.

Deadly Study Unclassified

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Afghan/American security ‘partnership’ is top-down unmitigated disaster, according to Jeffrey Bordin, political & military behavioral PhD scientist, who worked in Afghanistan for 4 years and conducted the 1st Green on Blue study.

Green-on-Blue Mid-Action Report

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"Anomalous surge in assassinations of foreign friends, dressed in American BDU, by hostile hosts, clad in Afghan uniform, has catapulted an obscure milspeak green-on-blue, into the limelight of public attention."

Changing of US Guard at the Garden of Opium

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- Consecutive appointments of straight shooting generals in charge of US Embassy & Command HQ in Kabul was a stroke of genius

Helicopter Wars: US Helo Hooey

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Under such penalizing conditions, the life & death issue of airborne navigating is aircraft reliability, not the fancy Caddy ergonomics or the wizardry of weaponry onboard – and the predominant tech factor in favor of Russian helicopters.

The Pakistan/American Option Strategy

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Every country has its own peculiarities, but in international affairs, Pakistan stands out as the one and only state that, despite the perennial turmoil in internal affairs and lack of powerful Beltway lobby, has excelled splendidly in exploiting US ‘smart power’ ambitions . When the US betrayed their staunchest ally, the Shah of Iran, General Zia ul-Haq – unlike Noriega, Hussein, Qaddafi, and Mubarak et al – was the first to conclude that, to count on succor from the White House when push comes to shove, would be a suicidal folly.

The Af-Pak Fiasco – Reopening the Supply Line to Hell

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The longest standoff between Washington & Islamabad is the latest display of US foreign policy modus operandi at its best & worst.

US Foreign Policy Calculated Cul-De-Sac

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The siege mentality that successive teams of US policy makers have finessed to perfection in the last decade in Pakistan and Afghanistan was inspired by the famous Bush slogan ‘who is not with us, is against us’.
Record Opium Crop in Afghanistan Expected, Hundreds of Thousands of Deaths Around the World Result

Straight dope on PSYOP in US Drug War

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First, the Pentagon infiltrated the US mainstream media on the sly by a constellation of retired military stars to massage the major message on Operation Indefinite Liberty, OIL aka GWAT, globally. Later, Fort Fumble reversed its spinmeister tactics and, in overt civ/mil joint venture, it imbedded tightly vetted quill-drivers into US Marines & Army units in Afghanistan to promote Obama’s double-down surge locally.

NATO Vulture Culture

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Russian Aurora has discharged a preemptive salvo against the Atlantic freedom vultures in America, which have camped out at sweet home Chicago. No, it wasn’t another Bolshevik mutiny at the legendary cruiser in St Petersburg; it was an audacious Russian think tank, Institute for Foreign Policy Research & Initiatives, www.invissin.ru that boarded ritzy Marriott Aurora in Moscow to test fire a new revolutionary manifesto – International Conference “NATO: myths and reality lessons for Russia and the world”.

Pakistan-Afghanistan, Washington’s Managed Chaos Backfires

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­Washington's policy of “managed chaos” has backfired in Afghanistan and Pakistan. VT Editor, Colonel Eugene Khrushchev says the US excelled at chaos building but has yet to succeed at managing it.

Russian Expert: Bin Laden Death Doubts Continue

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"It took Obama two years to find his own birth certificate, how long will it take to find Usama bin Laden's death certificiate?"

COL. EUGENE KRUSHCHEV: Smart Power Sophistry

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SMART POWER SOPHISTRY By Colonel Eugene Khrushchev STAFF WRITER/Editor US foreign policy mavens have plucked from obscurity and put a new spin on Smart Power...

COL EUGENE KHRUSHCHEV: THE LORD OF THE DRUGS

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THE LORD OF THE DRUGS By Colonel Eugene Khrushchev (ret) STAFF WRITER/Editor With great gusto Karzai used to ‘play US like a fiddle’. Unabashed, he’ll ...

COL. EUGENE KHRUSHCHEV: UNAMA HR devil’s advocate: part two. Afghan WMD collateral damage

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UNAMA HR devil’s advocate: part two. Afghan WMD collateral damage By Col. Eugene Khrushchev (ret.) STAFF WRITER/Editor The Methodology section offers contradicting disclaimers that effectively negate...

COL. EUGENE KHRUSHCHEV: UNAMA Devil’s Advocate: Part One

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By Col. Eugene Khrushchev (ret.) STAFF WRITER/Editor UNAMA HR’s 2010 mid-year Report, “Protection of civilians in armed conflict” is an important milestone of the UN’s...

COL. EUGENE KHRUSHCHEV: THE AFTERMATH OF AFGHANIFEST

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THE AFTERMATH OF AFGHANIFEST By Colonel Eugene Khrushchev STAFF WRITER/Editor The latest international conference in Kabul didn’t have any suspense or surprise, but it came up...

COL. EUGENE KHRUSHCHEV: AFGHANS DEEP DRUG DIVIDE

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AFGHAN'S DEEP DRUG DIVIDE Colonel Eugene Khrushchev STAFF WRITER/Editor "Since Afghan drug lords’ special rep Richard Holbrooke, in cahoots with CIA and Karzai Bros Drug Inc.,...

Col. Eugene Khrushchev: The Histrionics Of US Drug-Controlled Policy

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By Colonel Eugene Khrushchev, STAFF WRITER/Editor From plight to blight The US has launched a surreptitious germ warfare against the hard-working drug-farmers – or so claimed...

Col. Eugene Khrushchev: Afghanistan: US Drug Policy, Total Corruption or Utter Insanity?

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  AFGHANISTAN:  US DRUG POLICY, TOTAL CORRUPTION OR UTTER INSANITY? By Colonel Eugene Khrushchev (ret) STAFF WRITER/Editor The new American drug policy is easy to understand.  America...

COL. EUGENE KHRUSHCHEV: False Flag Operation in Afghanistan a “Joint” Operation

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NATO OPIUM "ERADICATION" GUARANTEES RECORD HEROIN PRODUCTION IN AFGHANISTAN AMERICA'S "FALSE FLAG" WAR ON DRUGS By Col Khrushchev (ret)  STAFF WRITER/Editor Monterey & Marja Right after 4/20 celebration of...

COL EUGENE KHRUSCHEV: AMERICA’S DRUG DETANTE IN AFGHANSITAN “FRIENDLY FIRE”

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The duplicity of dovish drug détente By Col.  Khrushchev (ret) STAFF WRITER/Editor Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, who is in charge of strategic communication & info ops...

COL. EVGENY KHRUSHCHEV: HELL-MADE DAY OF RECKONING

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Is that what the US military is for – to be duped into dope syringe surge? By Colonel Evgeny Khrushchev (ret) STAFF WRITER/Editor (Moscow) Soviet and Russian...

COL. EVGENY KHRUSHCHEV: THE SPECIAL FORCES OPINION

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THE SPECIAL FORCES OPINION By Colonel Evgeny (Gene) Khrushchev STAFF WRITER/Editor Army of the Soviet Union/Russian Army (ret) The latest spike of the terrorist attacks against Russia...