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

Thursday, February 6, 2014

War News for Thursday, February 06, 2014

At least 19 people killed as bad weather strikes Afghanistan, Central Asia

Pakistan, Taliban start peace talks in Islamabad -source

Reported security incidents
#1: Afghan police during series of operations in parts of the country have killed one Taliban militant and captured two others over the past 24 hours, Interior Ministry said in a statement released here on Thursday.