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, May 15, 2012

War News for Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Appleton soldier death in Afghanistan ruled suicide

Local Afghan police fall short, study finds

At least 32 killed in new Yemen offensive on militants

Reported security incidents

DoD: 1st Lt. Alejo R. Thompson

DoD: Sgt. Wade D. Wilson

D0D: Spc. Alex Hernandez III