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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

War News for Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Taliban surge expected to continue

Taliban release Kyrgyzstan national abducted in Afghanistan

Reported security incidents
#1: Eight Taliban militants had been killed and 12 others wounded following a clash in the southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, the police said on Tuesday. "Militants numbered 25 launched an armed attack on Afghan National Police (ANP) checkpoints in Nahri Sarraj district on Monday, triggering a two-hour gunfight. As a result eight Taliban were killed and 12 others wounded," a senior provincial police source Abdul Satar Noorzai told Xinhua. Two militants were detained and no member of the ANP was harmed in the clash in the province, 555 km south of National capital Kabul, Noorzai added.

News: Civ. Joseph Morabito

It/MoD: Cap. Giuseppe La Rosa


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