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, March 19, 2014

War News for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of March 11, 2014

Reported security incidents
#1: Four women, a child and a man of the same family were killed in an explosion that occurred inside a house in Shawal area of North Waziristan, bordering Afghanistan. Reports said the explosion took place when a mortar shell went off in Shawal, about 55 kilometres west of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district.

A militant commander and five family members including a child were killed when a bomb he was tinkering with exploded at his home in northwest Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.

#2: In a separate incident, an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by unknown miscreants went off in interior Peshawar city, killing one person and injuring two others.

#3: A provincial official says a bomb attached to a bicycle has killed two people in eastern Afghanistan. The official says the bomb was detonated Wednesday by remote control in Ghazni, the capital of the province of the same name. Deputy provincial police chief, Col. Asadullah Ensafi, says those killed included a police officer who was a criminal investigation director and a civilian.

#4:  A Rangers search operation for suspected persons is underway in Muslimabad, Orangi Town area. According to sources the search operation was launched following a cracker attack on Tuesday at a religious leaders house in the area.

#5: At least three Taliban militants were blown up while planting improvised explosive device (IED) in separate incidents in southern Helmand and eastern Paktika provinces.

#6: At least 18 Taliban militants were killed and 7 others were injured during military operations by Afghan national police (ANP) forces during the past 24 hours, interior ministry said Wednesday.


Cervantes said...

Guess what today is? Yep, it's the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. A day completely ignored in infamy.

Dancewater said...

yeap, a day where I mostly gave up on the American people......