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

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

War News for Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Pakistan urged to maintain supplies

Pakistan army shows its anti-drone technology   

Reported security incidents
#1: At least four people were killed Tuesday when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into an Afghan security checkpost near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border-crossing at Chaman, Afghan police said. The explosion occurred near Wesh Mandi area on the Afghan side of the border, injuring over a dozen other people, Afghan police officials said.

#2: Three attackers who torched two NATO oil tankers earlier Monday have been killed in a shootout with paramilitary troops near Jandan area of Sibbi, a city of Baluchistan province.

#3: Afghan National Army Special Forces (ANA-SF) led an Afghan National Security Force patrol in Achin district, eastern Nangarhar province, killing six insurgents in a gunfight, the alliance said Tuesday.

#4: Fourteen militants were killed and 53 others arrested as Afghan police launched cleanup operations in different provinces within the day, the country's Interior Ministry said Tuesday.

DoD: Sgt. 1st Class Forrest W. Robertson


Anonymous said...

Praying for all the man, woman & children involved in this horrible war!

Anonymous said...

RIP Sgt. 1st Class Forrest W. Robertson