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, June 14, 2013

War News for Friday, June 14, 2013

Reported security incidents
#1: Two children were killed in a mortar attack in eastern Afghan province of Wardak overnight, police said on Friday. "Two mortars fired by anti-government militants stroke a residence in Jaghato district Thursday night. Two children were killed, one woman and one man were seriously wounded," the provincial police said in a press statement. The apparent target of the attack was the nearby district administrative headquarters, it noted.

#2: Head of the provincial media department in Badghis province, Mirwais Mirzakwal said at least three Afghan national army soldiers were killed after a convoy of the Afghan soldiers vehicles struck with a roadside bomb in Bala Morghab district.

#3: In a separate incident at least two Afghan civilians were killed in Robat Sangi district of western Herat province. The two civilians were killed after their motorcycle struck with a roadside bomb in Arbab Shamsuddin area on Thursday night.

#4: In Gulran district of Herat province, an Afghan police officer was killed and another officer was injured following a roadside bomb explosion after their vehicle struck with an improvised explosive device planted by militants.


Dancewater said...

and now war criminal Obama is going to send weapons to the 'rebels' in Syria.... who happen to be aligned with al Qaeda.

the evil never stops in the USA.