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, March 16, 2013

War News for Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wounded North Dakota soldier recovering

CIA begins sizing up Islamic extremists in Syria for drone strikes

Drone strikes violate Pak sovereignty: UN

Spanish troops begin Afghanistan exit

Reported security incidents
#1: Two local policemen were killed after a group of armed insurgents ambushed their vehicle on the outskirts of Ghazni City, the capital of southern Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.
The gun attack in the Khodaidad area took place late on Friday, when the NATO-backed Afghan Local Police (ALP) members were passing the area, said Fazl Mohammad Sabawon, the governor’s spokesman.


Dancewater said...

16,000 still missing in Iraq

Dancewater said...

Last I heard, there were 40,000 unidentified men buried in graves in Najaf, all bodies found during the US occupation.

Dancewater said...

Dancewater said...

The above is a picture of an unidentified grave in Karbala.

thewiz must be so proud of how many innocent people he helped kill.