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

Monday, April 25, 2011

War News for Monday, April 25, 2011

MNF-Iraq (OND) is reporting the deaths of two U.S. soldiers during conducting operations in an undisclosed location in southern Iraq on Friday, April 22nd.

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from an insurgent attack in an undisclosed location in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, April 23rd.

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from a helicopter crash in the Alah Say district, Kapisa province, Afghanistan on Saturday, April 23rd.

NATO is reporting the deaths of two ISAF soldiers from an IED attack in an undisclosed location in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, April 23rd.

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from an IED blast in an undisclosed location in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, April 24th.


476 inmates escape from Afghan prison, Taliban claims responsibility

2 killed in Tajik-Afghan border clash

Nato supply route re-opened in Pakistan

Classified Files Offer New Insights Into Detainees


Reported security incidents

Baghdad:
#1: Six persons have been wounded in an improvised explosive charge (IED) blast against an Army patrol north of Baghdad, a security source said on Sunday. “An IED, planted on the roadside in northern Baghdad’s Kasra district, blew off against an Iraqi Army patrol, wounding four soldiers and two civilians,” the security source said.


Diyala Prv:
#1: A sticky bomb attached to the car of Major Rabah Abbas, an Iraqi army officer, detonated while he was leaving his house in western Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity.

#2: Also in the city, a sticky bomb attached to a minibus detonated and killed the driver in northwestern Baquba, the source said.



Afghanistan: "The Forgotten War"



DoD: Sgt. John P. Castro

DoD: 1st Lt. Omar J. Vazquez

DoD: Pfc. Antonio G. Stiggins

DoD: Staff Sgt. James, A. Justice

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