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, October 7, 2013

War News for Monday, October 07, 2013

The ISAF web site has not published a release worth reading since late September and appears to be as dysfunctional as our congress. We have found reposted releases on other official military sites which confirms the deaths published by the media recently which we will use as temporary confirmation until this problem is resolved. – whisker


Germany pulling out its troops from Afghanistan

Afghan Taliban financially support Pakistan Taliban group


Reported security incidents
#1: A police officer says a bomb exploded in northwest Pakistan near a vehicle carrying officials taking part in an anti-polio campaign, killing at least six people.

#2: A roadside bomb on Sunday killed three soldiers and wounded at least seven others in the country's troubled northwest bordering Afghanistan, officials said. A military vehicle on a routine patrol hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Bannu region near Miranshah in North Waziristan tribal district, a bastion of militants linked to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

#3: At least six people including four policemen were killed and 12 others injured on Monday morning when a bomb blast hit Pakistan's northwestern provincial capital of Peshawar, local media and officials said. According to Senior Superintendent of police Najib ur Rehman, the blast targeted a police squad who was guarding outside a dispensary where polio workers were collecting their vaccination material in the Badaber area in the outskirts of Peshawar, killing six people and injuring 12 others.

#4: Up to six militants were killed and 11 others arrested in security operations within the last 24 hours, the Afghan Interior Ministry said Monday morning. "Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and NATO-led coalition forces launched cleanup operations in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunduz, Badakhshan and Kandahar provinces over the past 24 hours. As a result six armed Taliban were killed, two wounded and 11 others were arrested by the ANSF," the ministry said in a press release providing daily operational updates.

#5: According to local authorities in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan, a senior security official was killed following a roadside bomb explosion in this province.


News: Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Michael Collins Jr.

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