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

Thursday, September 27, 2012

War News for Thursday, September 27, 2012

The DoD is reporting a new death previously unreported by the military. Gunners Mate 2nd Class Dion Rashun Roberts died in a vehicle accident in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan on Saturday, September 22nd. He was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

CIA sends monthly fax to ISI outlining drone attack plans’

Local soldier critically wounded in Afghanistan

Afghan troops taking on perilous fight against insurgency

25 Japanese SDF personnel sent to Iraq commit suicide

Reported security incidents
#1: A total of 45 Taliban militants were killed during military operations in different Afghan provinces within the past 24 hours, the country's Ministry of Interior Affairs said Thursday. "Afghan National Police in collaboration with the army and the NATO-led coalition forces launched six joint cleanup operations in Kunduz, Uruzgan, Wardak, Ghazni, Ghor and Helmand provinces, killing 45 armed Taliban insurgents and detaining 32 other suspects over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates to the media.

#2: Two civilians were killed and two other civilians were wounded when an explosive device fixed in a motorcycle went off in a bazaar in Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province on Wednesday afternoon, provincial police spokesman Farid Ahmad Farhang told Xinhua on Thursday morning.

DoD: Gunners Mate 2nd Class Dion Rashun Roberts


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Grst blog and news articles

Dancewater said...

Living under drones video

A short video on the effects of Obama's drone attacks on Pakistan.

The majority of my co-workers do not know about Obama's kill lists and drone attacks and Terror Tuesday meetings.

I am finding that American stupidity is getting on my very last nerve.