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

Saturday, April 21, 2012

War News for Saturday, April 21, 2012

NATO is reporting the deaths of four ISAF soldiers from a helicopter crash in an undisclosed location in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, April 19th.

Militants arrested in Afghanistan with ten tons of explosives

TAPI pipeline: gas transit fee to be 49.5 cents per MMBTU

Navy investigates sailor's death on carrier in Va.

Afghanistan: " DoD:

Capt. Michael C. Braden