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, January 1, 2014

War News for Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The military is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier from a non-combat related injury in an undisclosed location in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, January 1st.

Afghans’ Plan to Release Prisoners Angers U.S.

Reported security incidents
#1: An explosion ripped through a rickshaw on Tuesday, killing at least three people and wounding four others in Peshawar, officials said. The blast occurred at Chamkani, a suburb of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, which borders Afghanistan and has been a target of Taliban suicide attacks and bombings. “At least three people were killed in an explosion in a rickshaw near a police check point,” said local police official Shaukat Ali.

#2: An Afghan police officer was killed and two others were injured following an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. According to local government officials, the incident took place on Wednesday in Qalat city.


Dancewater said...

and Happy New Year's to all!

My New Year’s resolution: Learn to play ‘World of Warcraft’ so I can get a job with the NSA.