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, February 6, 2013

War News for Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Rain, snowfall continue to play havoc

CIA rendition report author believes UK, Pakistan could face human rights court

Study says 54 countries helped CIA renditions

Brennan nomination exposes criticism on targeted killings and secret Saudi base

Pakistan ends blockage for 3,700 Afghan containers

Reported security incidents
#1: At least five people were killed and many others injured on Wednesday afternoon as U.S. drone attacked in Pakistan’s north-western tribal region of North Waziristan, local media reported. According to the reports, the pilot less predator plane targeted a house in the Spin Wam area of the North Waziristan, Pakistan’s north-western tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Local media quoting official sources said the drone fired two missiles at a house that was allegedly being used by some suspected militants and killed five people present in the compound, leaving many others injured living in the neighboring house. The strike destroyed the compound completely and also damaged many other houses located nearby.


Anonymous said...

Fuck the war wll never come to end
americans drowns burst missile on tribals and expects peace talks
even a deranged dosnt bite a man through whose lawn he has to tread.