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

Monday, March 4, 2013

War News for monday, March 04, 2013

3 Small Wars That Could Become the Next Vietnan

Reported security incidents
#1: Two Taliban militants were killed as they came in contact with security forces in Kunar province 185 km east of Kabul on Sunday, provincial police chief said Monday. "Some personnel of Border Police Force were on routine patrol in Marawara district yesterday evening when they came under Taliban attack and the police returned fire killing two militants on the spot," Habibullah Sayed Khili told Xinhua. There were no casualties on the police personnel, he contended.

#2: According to reports at least one Afghan woman was killed and two others were injured following shooting in capital Kabul city on Sunday evening. The incident reportedly took place in Kart-e-Seh area of Kabul city after security guards of Jamil Karzai, former Afghan parliament opened fire on a civilian vehicle. The vehicle was targeted by security guards of Jamil Karzai mistaking it to suspected militants.