A YEAR ON THE EDGE
Pakistan
By: Rodzali Daud

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With Chinese Air Force Commander
An Evening in Paris
Snowing in Paris
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Sunday, 7-May-2006 17:49 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Hiking

 
 
 
Last Friday a group of us decided to do a bit of hiking to the top of Margalla hill. We really have a lot of fun trekking to the top where there is a restaurant. We took about 3.5 hours to complete the task. For the return leg, we decided to hitch a ride on one of the pick-up trucks, as the day was getting hotter and we are too tired to continue.


Sunday, 7-May-2006 17:44 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Wedding Reception

 
Today I attended a wedding reception at Marriot Hotel. The reception was hosted by one of our colleagues for the wedding of his lovely daughter. Thank you for the invitation.


Thursday, 23-Mar-2006 18:02 Email | Share | | Bookmark
End of Third Term

Finally the third term is over. We will depart for our oversea tour this saturday and then off for the two weeks break. The last day of the term was something special as we had the opportunity to listen to a talk by General Peter Pace, the US Armed Forces Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff. The General was on a visit to Islamabad, as a follow-up to his President's visit a week before. General Pace, gave us a talk on the stability of South Asia and Middle East. He was more comfortable talking about the situation in Iraq. He handled several questions from the audience, who of course were more eager to ask him about the Kashmir issue.
Farewell and InsyaAllah, see you next term, in about a month's time.


Monday, 20-Mar-2006 10:33 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Non-Traditional Threats

Today, 20th March, marked another milestone. I deposited the abridged version of my individual research paper to the faculty. Presently, I am looking forward to the foreign study tour in five days time and also the well deserved break immediately after that. Today also we have an addition to the faculty. The only lady in the faculty; an ex- diplomat joining as DS International Relations.
This morning we have another one of those group research presentations. This time, the panel talked about Non-Traditional Threats and the evolving role of the militaries. As an overview the panel asserted that non-traditional threats to security have been around for quite some time in one form or the other. In fact, the history of such threats is intertwined with that of mankind. The reason non-traditional threats to security have emerged as immediate challenges to global order lies somewhere in the intricate historical background the emergence of unipolar world after the end of cold war. Due to the dominance of one power and its global agenda the new threats have also assumed a trans-national character and have manifested themselves in a wide spectrum of operational and technological variation. In a given scenario an isolated individual could be a potential danger to national security. Thus technological advancement has added a new dimension to the nontraditional threats to security. The case in point is the 9/11 terrorist attacks on mainland USA. These attacks brought about a new ball game in asymmetric warfare which called for the US to re-orientate its national security strategy and the impact to the rest of the world is overwhelming. For Malaysia, we were very much into the non-traditional warfare in the days of fighting the counter insurgency. That has developed into something very traditional for us, as we developed sound doctrine and strategy to overcome the menace.


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