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

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

War News for Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Another slow news day so go enjoy your day -- whisker

Reported Security Incidents:
#1: At least four cops were injured when a blast hit a police vehicle in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday night, reported local Urdu TV channel Geo.

#2: According to local authorities in eastern Afghanistan, at least 16 people were killed and injured following a missile attack at eastern Ghazni province. The officials further added, the incident took place on Wednesday morning around 10:00 am local time. Provincial National Directorate for Security chief Syed Amirshah Sadat confirming the report said, the incident took place at Moqor district as a result of missile attack by Taliban militants. He also added, at least 3 Afghan civilians were killed and 13 others were injured folliwng the incident. According to Syed Amirshah Sadat the main target of the missile attack was the provincial police commandment.