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, August 5, 2013

War News for Monday, August 05, 2013

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from a non-combat related injury in an undisclosed location in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, August 5th.

The polish MND is reporting the death of a Polish soldier. kapral Łukasz Sroczyński died at the Military Medical Institute in Warsaw on Saturday, August 3rd. He was wounded from a direct fire/gunshot wounds attack in Ghazni, Afghanistan on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012. Two additional soldiers were wounded in the attack.

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Reported security incidents
#1: Four civilians have been killed by a bomb hidden inside a cart at a livestock market in southern Afghanistan, a provincial official said. Jawed Faisal, a spokesman for the governor, said 10 other people were injured in the blast in the city of Kandahar. It was not clear what the bomb was targeting.

Pol:MND: kapral Łukasz Sroczyński