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, December 4, 2013

War News for Wednesday, December 04, 2013

U.S. Halts Truck Shipments Out Of Afghanistan Via Pakistan

Reported security incidents
#1: Four civilians were killed Wednesday in a blast in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, said a district governor.

#2: Twenty-seven Taliban militants were killed in military operations conducted by Afghan security forces since early Tuesday, the country's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday morning.

#3: At least nine police officers were killed or injured following an explosion in south-eastern Zabul province of Afghanistan. According to local security officials, the incident took place Tuesday in Arghandab district, leaving three police officers dead and 6 others injured. The officials further added that district security chief for Arghandab was also among those injured in the blast.