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, February 19, 2014

War News for Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Video footage shows the moment a US air strike accidentally targeted American soldiers

US to offer Taliban prisoners exchange to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl


Reported security incidents
#1: Nine militants were killed while 10 others wounded during a series of military raids in Afghanistan within the past day, said the country's Ministry of Interior Affairs on Wednesday. "The Afghan National Police, army and the National Directorate for Security (NDS) carried out several anti-terrorism operations in Balkh, Kandahar, Zabul, Logar, Ghazni and Helmand provinces. As a result nine armed Taliban members were killed and 10 wounded over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement providing operational updates.

#2: A major of the Pakistan Army was killed during an exchange of fire with armed men in the Bazargai area of the Frontier Region (FR), Peshawar, on Tuesday. Media reports said that three attackers were also killed during the exchange of fire.Reports said that the Quick Response Force was moved on a tip-off that armed men were collecting extortion money from the shopkeepers and locals in the Bazargai town, located in the Frontier Region, Peshawar, near Matani and Darra Adamkhel.

#3: According to military sources, unidentified militants opened fire on a security forces checkpost killing one soldier, Mehrab, belonging to Sanghar. The incident of firing on the checkpost occurred at 11:00pm Monday night in Ladha.“A soldier embraced Shahadat (martyrdom) due to terrorist fire last night on a security forces checkpost in Ladha,” a senior security official said.Ladha is a key subdivision of the South Waziristan tribal region.

#4: Kabul Police in a ministry of interior said it had arrested three individuals armed with weapons and ammunition in Paghman district of the Kabul province on Tuesday.

#5: At least six Afghan national army soldiers were killed following an explosion in northeastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan. Officials in the ministry of defense of Afghanistan said Tuesday that the incident took place late Monday in Alasay district.


MoD: Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian

21 comments:

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For those of you who were reading us back when we were Today in Iraq, we must note the suicide of Steven Green, a former U.S. soldier who was serving life in prison for raping and murdering 14 year old Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, and then murdering the rest of her family, in Mahmoudiya. The army had previously promoted him as a hero in a news release. Also, he was a born again Christian.

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