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

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

War News for Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Full Nato supply resumption from March

Britain shouldn’t aid a lawless America

Noam Chomsky: “Losing” the World: American Decline in Perspective, Part 1

US Secret Armies Gear Up for Global War

Unconfirmed reports suggest changes in Afghan Cabinet

Reported security incidents
#1: Six people were wounded when a homemade bomb exploded in a market in the Jamrud area of Khyber tribal region, residents and local officials said.

#2: Militants opened fire on a group of labourers in the town of Turbat in the southwestern Baluchistan province, killing seven of them, local government officials said.

#3: A joint Afghan and coalition security force killed three insurgents in Zharay district of Kandahar province on Wednesday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) coalition said in a statement.

#4: Separately, two insurgents were killed in Khanabad district of Kunduz province in the north of the country on Tuesday, it said.

#5: Afghan security forces and foreign troops killed two insurgents and detained five in the Kabul, Nangarhar, Helmand, Wardak and Khost provinces over the past 24 hours, the interior ministry said in a statement

MoD: Senior Aircraftman Ryan Tomlin