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, January 11, 2014

War News for Saturday, January 11, 2014

Reported security incidents
#1: A gas pipeline was blown Pakistan's Balochistan province by unknown attackers in the early hours of Saturday, police said.

#2: Afghan police backed by the units of national army have killed three armed Taliban militants during series of operations across the country over the past 24 hours, Ministry of Interior said in a statement released here on Saturday.