The bottom line is clear: Our vital interests in Afghanistan are limited and military victory is not the key to achieving them. On the contrary, waging a lengthy counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan may well do more to aid Taliban recruiting than to dismantle the group, help spread conflict further into Pakistan, unify radical groups that might otherwise be quarreling amongst themselves, threaten the long-term health of the U.S. economy, and prevent the U.S. government from turning its full attention to other pressing problems. -- Afghanistan Study Group

Saturday, July 24, 2010

War News for Saturday, July 24, 2010

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from a roadside bombing in an undisclosed location in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, July 24th. News reports this is an American.

The Washington Post is reporting the deaths of four more ISAF soldier from a roadside bombing in an undisclosed location in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, July 24th. News reports these are also Americans.


Mosul struggles with ethnic divides, insurgency

Top Insurgents Escaped Prison Days After Iraq Took Over


Reported security incidents

Nasseriya
#1: Three U.S. soldiers were wounded when their base in southern al-Nasseriya city came under a rocket attack on Friday, a spokesman for the U.S. forces in the base said. “Imam Ali airbase, (18 km) southern Nasseriya, came under a rocket attack on Friday (July 23), leaving three soldiers injured,” Major Allen Brown told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.


Kirkuk:
#1: A car bomb in Iraq's ethnically divided northern oil hub of Kirkuk seriously wounded its police chief and killed his son on Friday, a police officer said. The blast, which struck at around 1:45 pm (1045 GMT) in the city, 240 kilometres (150 miles) north of Baghdad, also wounded another policeman and eight passersby. "Kirkuk police chief Borhan Habib Tayeb was seriously wounded and his son, Lieutenant Wissam Borhan Habib, was killed ... by a car bomb targeting their convoy in the south of the city," police Colonel Ghazi Mohammed Saleh said.



Afghanistan: "The Forgotten War"
#1: A candidate for Afghanistan's September parliamentary elections was killed and 20 others wounded by a bomb planted in a mosque in Khost, officials have said. Sayedullah Sayed, who also leads a small political party, was fatally wounded when a bomb detonated shortly before Friday's main prayers in the Ismail Khel of the province, provincial police chief Abdul Hakim Eshaaqzai said.

#2: U.S. missiles hit a suspected militant hide-out, killing 16 insurgents in a troubled Pakistani tribal region along the Afghan border before dawn Saturday, intelligence officials said. The six missiles struck a compound in the Nazai Narai area of South Waziristan.

#3: Two blasts occurred at a road construction site in Qambar area of Khyber Agency in northwest Pakistan Saturday morning, reported local Urdu TV channel ARY. Sources from Khyber Agency confirmed the report in a telephone interview with Xinhua, saying no casualties have been reported in the blasts.


DoD: 1st Lt. Michael L. Runyan

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