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, January 26, 2013

War News for Saturday, January 26, 2013

Attackers blow up main oil pipeline in Yemen-officials

Over 1,000 Afghan army soldiers killed in six months

Reported security incidents
#1: Officials in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni say two people were killed in a suicide attack. Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, the deputy provincial governor, told RFE/RL that the suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest on January 26 near a police post in the Qale Sabaz area, killing one police officer and one civilian. Ahmadi said three other people were injured in the attack. However, the head of the local hospital, Baz Mohammad Hemat, said 13 people had been brought to the hospital for injuries they suffered in the attack.

#2: At least four persons of peace militia got killed and five others were kidnapped on Saturday in a militants' attack in the Dilber area of Dera Bugti district of Balochistan. According to the media reports, unknown armed men attacked a camp of peace militia, pro-government armed force comprises of local people, in the Dilber area of Dera Bugti district of Baluchistan.


Anonymous said...

Bring our soliders home the war needs too end its been going on for years