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, September 3, 2013

War News for Monday, September 03, 2013

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Reported security incidents
#1: Afghan police have killed 12 militants and arrested 33 others during cleanup operation within day, said the country's Interior Ministry on Tuesday morning. "Afghan National Police (ANP), supported by the army, intelligence agency and the NATO-led coalition forces, carried out several cleanup operations in Helmand, Ghor, Paktiya, Logar, Wardak, Uruzgan, Kandahar, Kunduz, Baghlan and Nangarhar provinces over the past 24 hours. As a result, 12 armed Taliban were killed, two wounded and 33 others were arrested," the ministry said in a statement.

#2: Two alleged terrorists were killed during encounter with police in Pir Abad area on Tuesday. According to police, a gang of five armed men on motorbikes attacked police mobile in the area of Pir Abad and injured a policeman.



Anonymous said...

you should expand to incude Syria.Not looking good.