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, September 14, 2012

War News for Friday, September 14, 2012

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from an insurgent attack in an undisclosed location in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, September 13th.


Reported security incidents
#1: Gunmen attacked the residence of a private radio channel’s regional head in Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, but inmates escaped unhurt.

#2: Two NATO containers were attacked and later set on fire by some unknown miscreants in Dasht area of District Mastung here on Thursday. According to the sources, unknown armed men attacked two NATO containers coming from Karachi en route to Afghanistan in Dasht area of district Mastung. The goods loaded in the container were burnt to ashes. However, no casualty was reported.

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