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

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

War News for Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Reported security incidents
#1: The Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs on Wednesday said that the country's security forces have killed 37 militants during a series of operations. "In past 24 hours, Afghan police, army and the National Security Directorate, the country's intelligence agency, conducted several joint clearance operations in Nangarhar, Jawzjan, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Wardak, Logar, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktiya, Herat and Helmand provinces. As a result 37 armed Taliban were killed, 16 wounded and one was arrested," the ministry said in a statement issued here Wednesday afternoon.


Dancewater said...

Benghazi office hit by bomb.

Violence begets violence, always has and always will.

Thank goodness Putin stopped Obama's attempts at starting WW3.