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, May 1, 2014

War News for Thursday, May 01, 2014

Heroin production hits record levels in Afghanistan - study

Afghan conflicts monthly casualties decline in April

Reported security incidents
#1: At least six militants along with an Afghan policeman were killed following clashes in western Farah province of Afghanistan. According to local government officials, the incident took place late Wednesday night in Khak-e-Safa district.

DoD: Pfc. Christian J. Chandler

DoD: Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell II


Cervantes said...

Lest we forget, it's Mission Accomplished Day!

Dancewater said...

and it appears that the CIA was very successful at growing/promoting drugs in Afghanistan.