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, April 6, 2012

War News for Friday, April 06, 2012

The DoD is reporting a new death unreported by the military. Cpl. Christopher D. Bordoni died from combat related wounds at the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio Texas on Tuesday, April 3rd. He was wounded Wednesday, January 18th 2012.

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from an IED blast in an undisclosed location in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, April 5th.

Bin Laden’s Personal Debt to Bush

Heavy clashes predicted in eastern regions of Afghanistan

Reported security incidents
#1: A suicide attack killed an Afghan peace envoy and his son Friday in an eastern part of the country bordering Pakistan, AFP reported. Provincial Police Chief Ewaz Mohammad Nazari told AFP that “Head of the High Peace Council in Kunar province, Maulavi Mohammad Hashem Munib was the target.” “He was on his way home from Friday prayers when he was attacked by a suicide attacker," he added.

#2: Seven civilians have died after a fuel tanker overturned and caught fire in southern Afghanistan. Kandahar provincial police chief General Abdul Razaq said three other civilians were seriously wounded in the incident in the Panjwai district. The Taliban claimed they fired a rocket at the fuel tanker, causing it to explode. But Gen Razaq said no rockets were fired. He said the tanker caught fire after it overturned and that a passing car also was set ablaze.

#3: An explosion rocked north-eastern Badakhshan province on Thursday afternoon, local security officials said. According to provincial security chief Gen. Sakhidad Haidary, the incident took place in Keshm district after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a local market. Gen. Haidary further added, at least 2 people were killed and 6 others were injured following the incident. He also added, a former Jihadi commander Nazok Mir was killed along with one of his member following the explosion and 16 other civilians including children were injured.

DoD: Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Brown

DoD: Cpl. Christopher D. Bordoni

DoD: Capt. Nicholas J. Rozanski

DoD: Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey J. Rieck

DoD: Sgt. 1st Class Shawn T. Hannon


Cervantes said...

Osama bin Laden was the best friend George W. Bush ever had. And vice versa.