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

Thursday, March 28, 2013

War News for Thursday, March 28, 2013

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from an insurgent attack in an undisclosed location in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, March 27th.

Afghan villagers flee their homes, blame US drones as targeted killings of militants rise

16-year old boy kills foreign soldier in Afghanistan

Reported security incidents
#1: In Afghanistan more than 20 insurgents have been killed and at least four civilians in a joint NATO Afghan army operation in Logar province just south of Kabul. A local Taliban commander also died. A NATO spokesperson also confirmed that as part of the operation two captured Afghan soldiers were rescued.

#2: Afghan security forces and the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have defused 13 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in eastern Afghan provinces, the ISAF said on Thursday. "Afghan and Coalition Forces found and safely cleared 13 improvised explosive devices and detained one suspected insurgent during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours," the ISAF's Regional Command-East said in a press release. The home-made bombs were neutralized in Khost, Ghazni, Paktika, Kunar and Wardak provinces, it said.

MoD: Lance Corporal Jamie Webb


Anonymous said...

Correct the date i think it is 28 march

whisker said...
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whisker said...

sorry, but i'm over this shit

Dancewater said...

Those drone bombings are pure evil.

Dancewater said...

Live updates on North Korea

This is worrisome.

Anonymous said...

Why does Taliban hide in villages, surrounded by children and innocents? Is that not evil?