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, November 9, 2013

War News for Saturday, November 09, 2013

Soldier Liam Culverhouse wounded in Afghanistan admits killing his toddler daughter

Retired Abita Springs Army sergeant wounded in Afghanistan to march in NYC Veterans Day parade

Militant's Killing Threatens NATO Supply Route

British Marine guilty of Afghan captive's murder faces life in jail

Two admirals face probe in Navy bribery scheme -- Seems to only be the tip on the iceberg here, but it’s a good start. – whisker

Reported security incidents
#1: Gunmen opened fire Saturday on two trucks carrying Nato vehicles in troubled northwestern Khyber tribal agency near the Afghan border, wounding two drivers.

#2: According to reports, Taliban militants have kidnapped four Afghan intelligence operatives in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. The intelligence operatives were reportedly kidnapped in Moqor district and the footage of the kidnapped operatives has been broadcasted by Taliban group.