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, September 22, 2012

War News for Saturday, September 22, 2012

The British MoD is reporting the death of a British ISAF soldier from a non-hostile related incident at Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Friday, September 21st. Here's the ISAF release.
The British MoD is reporting the death of a second ISAF soldier from a shooting incident at Forward Operating Base Shawqat, Nad 'Ali districe, Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Friday, September 21st. Here's the ISAF release.
NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from an insurgent attack in an undisclosed location in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, September 22nd.

August ‘second deadliest month’ for Afghan civilians: UN

Afghans rally in Kabul, demand Nato troops leave

Troop ‘Surge’ in Afghanistan Ends With Mixed Results

Over 16 killed, nearly 200 injured in anti-U.S. protests in Pakistan

Afghanistan bans Pakistani newspapers publication

Reported security incidents
#1: A US drone strike has killed at least three Islamic militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region near the Afghan border, security officials say. The strike took place on Saturday in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, known as a bastion of the Taliban and al-Qaeda. The drone targeted a moving vehicle and fired two missiles, they said. Another official on the ground in Miranshah said the vehicle had been driving through a village 35 kilometres west of Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan tribal district, when it was hit.

#2: Taliban militants have attacked a convoy of NATO supply vehicles transporting goods and fuel for US-led forces and set a tanker on fire in Afghanistan's western province of Herat, Press TV reports.

#3: Afghan police during series of operations have eliminated 19 armed Taliban fighters and detained over a dozen others over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Saturday. "During the past 24 hours, Afghan National Police, in conjunction with the army and NATO-led Coalition Forces launched 13 joint cleanup operations in Kandahar, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Ghazni, Paktiya and Helmand provinces leaving 19 Taliban rebels dead and capturing 13 others," the statement added. Three more militants sustained injuries during the combat operations, according to the statement. However, it did not say if there were any casualties on the security forces.

DoD: Sgt. Jason M. Swindle


Dancewater said...

really sad that so many innocent civilians are being killed under Obama.

He does not give a frack though. He is a sociopath like Bush.