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, March 29, 2013

War News for Friday, March 29, 2013

Study: Iraq, Afghan Wars Will Cost $4T to $6T

Taliban Spread Terror in Karachi as the New Gang in Town

Pakistan criticize Kabul for ‘overreaction’ on cross-border shelling

Reported security incidents
#1: Meanwhile, a suicide bomber on a bicycle attacked the convoy of a paramilitary police commander in northwestern Pakistan, killing 11 people, including a four month-old infant, police said. The attack on the paramilitary police commander's convoy in northwestern Pakistan occurred in the city of Peshawar. The apparent target, Abdul Majeed Marwat, who heads the Frontier Constabulary, was not hurt, said police official Dost Mohammed Khan. The 11 dead included five members of the security forces and six civilians, said Khan. The civilians included two women, a young girl and a four month-old infant. Another 22 people were wounded, said Khan.

#2: A Taliban shadow governor was killed in northern Afghan province of Faryab overnight, the provincial government spokesman said on Thursday. "Upon intelligence report, an Afghan border police force carried out a search operation to capture a Taliban shadow governor named Khirullah Khan but during the firefight Khan and two other Taliban insurgents were killed in Qaramqol district Wednesday night," spokesman Jawid Beidar told Xinhua.

DoD: Sgt. Michael C. Cable


ALTAF BHAT said...

I want to see a single day to hear the news that day has passed peacefully
No human being is killed
At least no Muslim is killed
No human is slave
All countries have defused atom bombs and abandoned atomic program.
lets live for peace of humanity
human lives are precious.

Dancewater said...

And even if history ultimately judges the allied invasion to have been a kind of catalyst that made Iraq a better place, that's not how it looked to Marwa. She remembers it only as a time of fear and destruction.

Her recollection of that time reminds you that war is only complex to strategists and historians. To its victims, it's pretty simple.

The story of the effects of war on a young girl. Her life will NEVER be what it should have been.