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heroic children war stories5/17/2012
  Q: For my class of 5-13yrs old, could you share with me any stories of children that served in any army ...
  A: To my mind I remember the famous Casabianca http://endtimepilgrim.org/boystood.htm Turks are known ...
WW25/17/2012
  Q: i was looking a documentary movie regarding world war 2 and i was shocked to see that German were ...
  A: Germans did not have a real potential to make major inroads in Mexico which by and large was a US ...
U.S. Citizenship5/4/2012
  Q: This may not have anything to do with your area of knowledge, but I'm working on a project and I ...
  A: My Dear Trent I have lived and worked in the US but never applied for US citizenship. I regard ...
US Forces Deployed abroad4/27/2012
  Q: Sir, today i read a news that US gonna deploy its 10,000 marines in Australia, Guam and Malaysia by ...
  A: US is not planning to leave Afghanistan.Their new treaty extends the stay to 2024. They will ...
holocaust4/24/2012
  Q: I've been reading about the holocaust- 6 million Jews were killed. If they killed 1,000 per day ...
  A: my dear Dick Holocaust is a much politicised issue. Holocaust denial is a crime in Europe and ...
Regarding Brigadier Noor Husain of Piffers4/12/2012
  Q: AOA, Brigadier Noor Ahmed Husain of Piffers, the last ADC of Quaid-e-Azam passed away last year. ...
  A: Brigadier Nur Hussain was younger brother of Major General Abrar Hussain. I believe he was from 15 ...
713th Military Police Battalion3/6/2012
  Q: I saw your description of the 713th Military Police Battalion patch and I wanted to know if I could ...
  A: my dear caroline.this is beyond my humble expertise.i suggest that you download from website of ...
battle of chillianwala11/16/2011
  Q: how did sher singh manage to confuse gough about his actual defence position,thereby forcing the ...
  A: Sher Singhs original position was behind a jungle of beri and musket trees and General Gough ...
tanks10/10/2011
  Q: Q regarding usage of tanks. The Q is, tanks are obviously the mainstay of the ground force of any ...
  A: to my mind modern tanks are very accurate. missiles are a more expensive weapon system used to ...
WW II9/11/2011
  Q: what would have been world today if axis had succeeded in WW 2?
  A: a more euro centered world with a German domination , an isolated USA , Japan dominating the Asian ...
WWII German Tanks9/7/2011
  Q: I am trying to research the tanks that were used in WWII in the invasion of France. Basically all I ...
  A: I suggest that you read Liddell Harts History of Second World Wars chapter on invasion of France. ...
current defence capebilities4/26/2011
  Q: Sir, Once again negi this side . Can you sir analyze current defense capabilities of both the ...
  A: DEFENSIVE CAPABILITIES OF BOTH HAVE IMPROVED FROM 1971 AND AGAIN I DONT FORESEE ANY MOBILE BATTLE. ...
Battle of BaraPind & Chamb4/22/2011
  Q: Let me introduce my self , I m hindu rajput from Grahwal hilly region of India .I had read your ...
  A: 1.AA-- who won barapind battle india or pakistan No one won the bara pind battle .In terms of ...
Sherman Tank1/6/2011
  Q: Somewhere I read or heard that one of the main reasons America depended on a medium tank like the ...
  A: Sherman was a medium tank. It was designed for the weight that it had not because of lifting ...
Airlifting tanks10/29/2010
  Q: When was the first airlift of a tank? What aircraft was used? Thank you for your time.
  A: In 1935, T-27 tanks were transported by TB-1 and TB-3 bombers during military maneuvers. The ...
Civil War Army marching and battle commands (Union)6/15/2010
  Q: What kind of commands did soldiers (Union, I'm referring to) receive while marching? I've heard ...
  A: though this question is not wholly within my expertise Double Quick means change pace from marching ...
Role of I.R.I Ground Army forces in....5/26/2010
  Q: would you answer it please : I want to know about the role of I.R.I Army forces in defeating Iraqi ...
  A: first i am not john , i dont know how you can change names Iraq lost the chance to defeat Iran ...
Anti-Tank4/22/2010
  Q: In a recent footage of Pakistani military exercises, Azm-i-Nau, I say Oerlikon 35s being used in ...
  A: it would be a real waste of ammunition to use oerlikon against any ground target .it is too ...
project on ww24/11/2010
  Q: I have to do a project on world war two . My teacher said i can choose any aspect under ww2.But it ...
  A: this depends on your interest:-- example :-- 1-role of tanks in second world war or 2-role of ...
nhd machine gun3/11/2010
  Q: like why the machine gun was used or created, the impact of it on warfare, and who the first creator ...
  A: sir this was subject of a lecture i delivered as a student in infantry school in august 1983. Dr. ...
australian bomb sniffer dog - sabi2/26/2010
  Q: maybe its too obscure a subject to ask about but I ran across a story back in nov 09 about an ...
  A: i am not sure but as far as i know the dog is still in afghanistan,under AQIS rules, dogs would not ...
History of Religious Conflict2/20/2010
  Q: I've heard that contrary to popular belief, religious differences are usually not the primary cause ...
  A: man can die for anything may it be class,ideology like communism etc,race,sect,ethnicity. most ...
War on Pakistan2/3/2010
  Q: i want to know regarding employment of recce troop and its method of mov of Recce troop in flank ...
  A: i have discussed this theme in at least 30 articles published in daily NATION from 2001 ...
APO 34312/15/2009
  Q: My father was in the 4th Ind Hq 8th Army APO 343 in 1945-46 and I am trying to locate any ...
  A: sir,this question is beyond my expertise and should be addressed to a member of Society of Military ...
Sherman Tanks and History12/14/2009
  Q: The Sherman Tank during WWII was widely recognized as a great tank and a major supporter to winning ...
  A: where ever US Army operated in WW Two it had overwhelming superiority hence the outcome was US ...
Korean War12/2/2009
  Q: Why did Canada get involved in the Korean War?
  A: More than 26,000 Canadians served in the Korean War. The Royal Canadian Navy was the first branch of ...
history12/1/2009
  Q: what degree did the movie glory accurately portray the cause of the war? accuracy of military ...
  A: if you refer to the movie GLORY , 1989 , about the afro american soldiers in US Civil war i would ...
11th PAVO Cavalry11/22/2009
  Q: Was L/Col Cyril Morrison C.O. of 11th Cavalry in 1946/1947? Was Major (Tommy) Mahsoud Khan 2 IC?
  A: Morrisson ,DSO was the CO in 1945-46 in Indonesia.It is possible that Masud was 21C but not ...
Chamb 197111/18/2009
  Q: Can you please tell me where the line of control lie before capture of chamb by Pakistan and was Gen ...
  A: Mohtaram Faizan Sahib Major General Eftikhar Khan (shaheed) was severely wounded near Chamb and ...
Battle of Waterloo10/3/2009
  Q: Why we haven't ossuaries of Waterloo soldiers, like in battles of Solferino, Custoza and others ...
  A: There is a small ossuary housing unidentified bones of French soldiers at Waterloo.It is in the ...
mongols9/22/2009
  Q: what forces led to the rise of the mongols? ANSWER: a very abstract question . i would say the ...
  A: nomadic people conquered more advance civilisations when :-- 1-these had been weakened by ...
military dictatorship9/9/2009
  Q: "what are the rights and duties of citizens in military dictatorship? to whom and to what degree ...
  A: "what are the rights and duties of citizens in military dictatorship? AS GRANTED BY THE MILITARY ...
French Empire8/30/2009
  Q: 1. I was wondering where do the French Empire (first colonial, second colonial, modern France, ...
  A: in africa france was second to britain while globally one may state that from 1650 to 1950 France ...
&th Army mp's8/17/2009
  Q: I saw a picture of a ww2 jeep with the words " MILITARY (7TH ARMY PATCH in the middle) POLICE . I ...
  A: The 504th Military Police Battalion is a combat Military Police Battalion with a Headquarters ...
World War II8/10/2009
  Q: What types of Italian Aircraft and how many Italian Aircraft and pilots were used by the Luftwaffe ...
  A: Order of Battle Corpo Aereo Italiano - commanded by Generale sa A Corso-Fougier 13o Stormo BT ...
World War One effects on East Asia and Middle East4/3/2009
  Q: How did World War One effect East Asia? How did it make them become more militant? How did it effect ...
  A: japan as ally of Britain and France gained a major inroad in the east. this encouraged its ...
empire2/18/2009
  Q: 1. Here is my lists of world major empires: Roman, Han, Tang, Song, Ming, Venetian, Ottomon, Huns, ...
  A: spelling of Ottoman is not Ottomon dutch is no empire british is no empire since they left suez in ...
history2/7/2009
  Q: What are the major world empires?
  A: this is a very broad quetio sir. major empires were :-- persian empire roman empire byzantine ...
Alexander the Great10/12/2008
  Q: Major Amin... I just wanted to thank you about the book you recommended on Alexander. I read "Into ...
  A: I can always take you around in Afghanistan.The area of Badakhshan and Takhar where Alexander ...
Alexander the Great9/14/2008
  Q: Major Amin.... I am an 'expert' on this board in Military History and to answer a question, I had ...
  A: sir , in my opinion you should read generalship of alexander the great by JFC Fuller....you may also ...
11 Cavalary (FF )7/8/2008
  Q: What do you know about the PAVO 11 Cavalary FF? Many thanks
  A: raised in 1849 as 1st and 3rd Punjab Cavalry in Peshawar and Lahore,renumbered as 21st and 23rd ...
Draft7/5/2008
  Q: Was the Army the only branch that drafted ?
  A: every country had different laws.in modern history universal military conscription was first started ...
Hollywood vs History4/11/2008
  Q: I'm interested in the Hollywood vs History angle. The film "300" won big at the box office so it ...
  A: hollywood has been projecting Americans as the greatest warriors which is unrealistic.many of the ...
1971 WAR4/6/2008
  Q: I have read your perspective of 1971 war and agree to it to some extant,i am a witness to those ...
  A: you are right . however the background started much earlier than 1971.yes Yahya failed but he was ...
WW1 and WW2 tank tactics2/21/2008
  Q: Hey, I was just wondering if you could give me some information about the relationship and tactics, ...
  A: In WW One tanks had no worthwhile antidote so they were used frontally like a ramrod. In WW Two ...
military efficacy in resolving pakistan crisis12/31/2007
  Q: this is me Maj (R) mustafa zaidi 67 l/c. Can you throw some light on tje persistent falure of the ...
  A: My Dear friend army is part of the problem in pakistan and not the solution. Attached is what I ...
Site12/28/2007
  Q: Do you know any good site which has opinions of readers about military history books-i am looking ...
  A: my dear Dimitris , I strongly recommend that you subscribe to Journal of Military History printed ...
WW18/6/2007
  Q: Considering Britian's motives for entering World War 1, do you think they were a good reason to ...
  A: Britain was legally bound by the alliance agreements to enter on behalf of France and to defend ...
1971 War5/4/2007
  Q: Could you give me your opinion about validity of concept "Defence of East Lies in the West" and why ...
  A: Every country has a centre of gravity , political military and economic.It was hypothesised in the ...

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My books and writings are available and can be downloaded from :-- http://www.scribd.com/AghaAmin below are URLs of my books on ww.scribd.com from where they can be downloaded in Pdf format:-- http://www.scribd.com/doc/23701412/1857 http://www.scribd.com/doc/21686885/Afghanistan-Taliban-War-as-Plotted-on-Maps-2004-2009 http://www.scribd.com/doc/21952758/1971-India-Pakistan-War http://www.scribd.com/doc/22455178/Letters-to-Command-and-Staff-College-Quetta-Citadel-Journal http://www.scribd.com/doc/22151765/History-of-Pakistan-Army-from-1757-to-1971 http://www.scribd.com/doc/23150027/Pakistan-Army-through-eyes-of-Pakistani-Generals http://www.scribd.com/doc/21693873/Indo-Pak-Wars-1947-71-A-STRATEGIC-AND-OPERATIONAL-ANALYSIS-BY-A-H-AMIN Military History , Indo Pak Military History , Afghan History , Geopolitics,Low Intensity Warfare , Narco trafficking , Islamic Extremism MY BLOGS AND WRITINGS AND MAPS:--- http://low-intensity-conflict-review.blogspot.com/ ,(MAIN BLOG), http://strategist-7777.blogspot.com/ , (STRATEGY), http://int-history.blogspot.com/ ,(INTELLIGENCE HISTORY), http://indopakmilitaryhistory.blogspot.com/ , (MY BOOK ON INDO PAK WARS), http://book-reviews-citadel.blogspot.com/ ,(BOOK REVIEWS), http://pakistan-army-interviews.blogspot.com/ , (INTERVIEWS), http://red-army-afghan-war.blogspot.com/, http://india-pakistan-war.blogspot.com/, http://pakistan-observer.blogspot.com/, http://military-maps.blogspot.com/, http://natural-beauty-pavocavalry.blogspot.com/, http://human-nature-life.blogspot.com/ ,(MY BOOK-MANS ROLE IN HISTORY PLUS OTHERS), http://pakistan-observer.blogspot.com/, http://revolution-reader.blogspot.com/, http://militant-islam.blogspot.com/, http://drug-trafficking.blogspot.com/, http://guerrillareader.blogspot.com/,

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13 Years service in Pakistan Army (PAVO 11 Cavalry,29 Cavalry,58 Cavalry,15 Lancers,5 Independent Tank Squadron,14 Lancers,15 SP) and 31 years research . Ex Editor Globe , Ex Assistant Editor Defence Journal , Ex Editor Journal of Afghanistan Studies

Publications
More than 200 articles in News, Nation , PRAVDA,Pakistan Army Journal , Citadel Magazine of Command and Staff College,Journal of Afghanistan Studies,Indian Strategic Review,Dawn ,Friday Times,Outlook Afghanistan ,Afghanistan Times,Frontier Post,Globe,Defence Journal,Media Monitors Network,Pakistan Army till 1965 held at US Army War College Library,US Army Command and Staff College Library,Indo Pak Wars a Strategic and Operational Analysis,Sepoy Rebellion of 1857-59 Reinterpreted, The Essential Clausewitz,Man's Role in History

Education/Credentials
Masters (History)

Past/Present Clients
Various Think Tanks , Afghanistan Research Associates,Centre for Study of Non State Militant Actors in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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