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Pakistan holds solution to solving Afghan conflict

Claude Salhani MIDDLE EAST TIMES

Thursday, November 20, 2008 

Pakistani troops patrol in Mingora, the main town of Pakistan troubled Swat valley, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008. Pakistani helicopter gunships involved in a bitter offensive against militants in a northwestern tribal region struck targets in a neighboring area Sunday. Associated Press. 

The key to the solution of the Afghan problem lies in Pakistan; however, as long as Pakistan is dependent on the three A’s – the army, Allah and America – the conflict against the Taliban is unlikely to go away.

 

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Branches of Military

Army Navy Air Force Marines

The three branches of military service:

  • Army
  • Navy (the US Marines are part of the US Navy)
  • Air force

The seven uniformed services are, in order of precedence:

  • United States Army.
  • United States Marine Corps.
  • United States Navy.
  • United States Air Force.
  • United States Coast Guard.
  • United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps.