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, March 16, 2012

War News for Friday, March 16, 2012

NATO is reporting the deaths of twelve ISAF soldiers in a helicopter crash in Kabul province, Afghanistan on Friday, March 16th. News reports that a Turkish military helicopter crashed into houses in the outskirts of Kabul killing twelve Turkish soldiers and a number of civilians on the ground.

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from a non-combat related injuries in an undisclosed location in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, March 14th.

Afghan's botched attack on Western officials revealed

Official: Afghan-US talks on night raids ongoing

New case of Aghan killing Marine

Reported security incidents
#1: update Thirteen Afghan civilians, including four women and nine children, were killed Thursday when a roadside bomb went off in the country's southern province of Uruzgan, a provincial police source said. "A total of 13 innocent civilians, including four women and nine children, were killed as a roadside bomb struck a car in Siyachoi area of Diarawud district at about 12:15 p.m. local time Thursday," Farid Hayel, a police spokesman in the province, told Xinhua. The victims were members of the same family, he added.

DoD: Spc. Daquane D. Rivers


Cervantes said...

Karzai says he does not believe the U.S. account of the massacre. This is getting uglier by the day.

dancewater said...

"apparent Afghan treachery"

gee, it appears the Afghans don't like us.... I wonder why.....