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

Saturday, September 14, 2013

War News for Saturday, September 14, 2013

I don’t feel like taking the time to do a write up, but a polish soldier died 3 weeks after being wounded.

Reported security incidents
#1: A bomb explosion Saturday killed two members of a Pakistani pro- government militia and wounded four others during an archaeological dig in a tribal district on the Afghanistan border, officials said. The incident took place in the mountainous area of Darra, 30 kilometres (18 miles) northeast of Khar, the main town of Bajaur tribal district, one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal regions.

#2: An official says a suicide car bomber apparently aiming to hit a NATO-Afghan convoy near the southern city of Kandahar blew up early, killing at least three civilians. Saturday's explosion occurred along a highway near the Kandahar airport.

#3: Twenty-two militants were killed earlier Saturday in a clash between security forces and militants in eastern Afghan province of Kunar, army sources said. "The Afghan army and police came in contact with the militants in Waligram area of Chapadara district. The engagement lasted for hours, killing 22 armed militants," army spokesman in the region Haron Yousufi told Xinhua.


Rehan said...

no news of taleban release?