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 12, 2013

War News for Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Soldier shot dead during military exercise before deployment in Afghanistan

Militant Leader Is Killed in Pakistan

Afghan intelligence abandon probe into civilians deaths by US forces

Reported security incidents
#1: Two Taliban militants were killed and five others including three Taliban fighters and two policemen sustained injuries as clash erupted in Afghan Jauzjan province with Shiberghan as its capital Monday night, police said Tuesday.

#2: Units of Afghan police backed by the army have killed 14 Taliban militants throughout the country over the past 24 hours, Afghan Interior Ministry (MoI) said in a statement released here on Tuesday.


Dancewater said...

kidnapping, torture, rape, murder, desecration of the corpse .... all in a day's work for the US military.

and then they lie about it.