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

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

War News for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from an IED blast in an undisclosed location in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, June 12th.
NATO is reporting another death of an ISAF soldier from an IED blast in an undisclosed location in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, June 12th.
NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from an IED blast in an undisclosed location in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, June 13th.

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Reported security incidents
#1: Unknown gunmen on Wednesday morning killed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) local leader Afzal Khan in Kanju area of Swat, Geo News reported. According to police, the attackers ambushed Afzal Khan as soon as he left his house that left him severely injured.

#2: Afghan police and army, backed by NATO-led coalition forces, have killed 16 Taliban insurgents and detained 14 other suspects within the past 24 hours, the country' s Interior Ministry said Wednesday. "Afghan police, army and coalition forces launched seven joint cleanup operations in Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Nimroz and Zabul provinces, killing 16 armed Taliban insurgents and detaining 14 others over the past 24 hours,"the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates to media.

#3: According to local authorities in eastern Paktiya province at least 21 Afghan civilians were killed or injured following an explosion in this province. The officials further added the incident took place on late Tuesday evening at Gardiz city near the branch of Kabul Bank. An official at the provincial hospital said at least 1 person was killed and 20 others were injured following the explosion and were taken to the hospital for the treatment purposes.


DoD: Pfc. Nathan T. Davis

DoD: Spc. Bryant J. Luxmore

4 comments:

dancewater said...

More than 70 reported dead in Iraq today. Since the US is 10 times the population of Iraq, that would be more than 700 dead in the USA if the equivalent happened here.

And all this evil violence started and continues because the US war of aggression on Iraq.

One day, there will be payback. It will not be pretty. I don't know when or where or how, but it will come.

And one day, God will hold all the people who promoted or accepted or defended this war of aggression on Iraq to account. That will be 70% of all adults living in the USA in 2003.

Sure glad I am not one of them. Sure glad I do not have that evil mark on my soul.

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