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, December 9, 2013

War News for Monday, December 09, 2013

Reported security incidents
#1: Afghan police backed by units of the national army have killed five Taliban militants during series of operations across the country over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Monday. During the operations, conducted in Nangarhar, Baghlan, Uruzgan, Logar and Helmand provinces.

#2: Militants attacked and damaged two Nato containers in the Bolan district on Sunday, officials said. Levies official said that four militants on two motorcycles opened fire at tankers carrying fuel for Nato troops.“Two Nato containers were on their way to Afghanistan from Karachi when a group of assailants on motorbikes opened fire at them,” the official said. “They torched one of the containers and partially damaged the second one.” He said one Nato container was gutted while fire tenders managed to save another from complete destruction.

#3: Provincial governor for eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan escaped unhurt from an ambush by militants in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan. The incident took place in Bolwayi area of eastern Laghman province after a number of militants opened fire on a convoy of vehicles which was carrying Nuristan governor. A local security official speaking on the codition of anonymity said, the secretary of Nuristan governor was injured along with a number of his secuirty guards.


unknown hunter said...

I see Taliban r rising in their way like before if they r experiencing hard difficulty.