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

Friday, August 13, 2010

War News for Friday, August 13, 2010

OPEC sees continued supply overhang on slow demand

Flow Of Oil From Iraq To Iran Raises Concerns

Police thwart bomb attack in Turkey's capital: Suspected Kurdish rebels opened fire on a military convoy and wounded five soldiers in southeast Turkey, a report said Friday, while police acting on a tip deactivated a bomb near a police station in the Turkish capital.

“What a beauty!” - Polish soldiers blow up Afghan dwelling...

S. Korean troops in Afghanistan to launch official mission in October

Soldier in axe attack faced long odds to wed

Showcase Afghan Army Mission Turns Into Debacle

Ambassador Leaves Iraq With Much Still Unsettled

61 trucks loaded with 300 tons of explosives go missing in central India

Reported security incidents

#1: One Iraqi soldier was killed and two others were wounded in an armed attack on a checkpoint in western Mosul, a police source said. “Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Thursday afternoon (Aug. 12) on an army checkpoint in al-Senaa al-Qadiema region, western Mosul, killing a soldier and injuring another one,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

Afghanistan: "The Forgotten War"

DoD: Sgt. Jose L. Saenz III

DoD: Sgt. Christopher N. Karch


Cervantes said...

Attempt by Afghan army to mount a major operation on its own turns into a debacle, Afghan forces are decimated by Taliban, require rescue by NATO.

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Pen and ink is wits plough...................................................................

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dancewater said...

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Aug 14
14 Aug 2010 07:29:19 GMT
Source: Reuters
Aug 14 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 0730 GMT on Saturday.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen using silencer guns killed two policemen and burned their bodies after storming a checkpoint in eastern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen attacked a police checkpoint, killing two policemen in the Baghdad's southwestern district of Amil, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - Gunmen attacked a government-backed Sunni militia checkpoint, killing one member and wounding two others in the Baghdad's northern Shaab district, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A bomb attached to car wounded a passenger and a policeman in southwestern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded three civilians in western Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

SAMARRA - A roadside bomb wounded six policemen when it exploded near their patrol in central Samarra, 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad, on Friday, police said.

HAWIJA - A bomb attached to a bike wounded a policeman and a civilian when it exploded near a police patrol in Hawija, 210 km (130 miles) north of Baghdad, on Friday, police said.