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, October 16, 2013

War News for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The MoD is reporting the death of a British ISAF soldier from an insurgent attack in the area of Kakaran north east of Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, Afghanistan on Tuesday, October 15th.

Afghan-Canadian dies in mosque attack

Last six Dutch soldiers leave Kunduz, Afghanistan

Reported security incidents
#1: According to local authorities in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan, a suicide bomber was shot dead by Afghan police forces before the suspected bomber managed to carry out suicide attack. Spokesman for the provincial security department, Farid Ayel confirming the report said the suicide bomber was shot dead late Tuesday in Tarinkot city.