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

Friday, July 11, 2014

War News for Friday, July 11, 2014

TAPI pipeline project in its final stage

Fears of civil war in Afghanistan

Reported security incidents
#1: Authorities in Afghanistan say a roadside bombing has killed seven police officers in a western province. Sayed Anwar Rahmati, the governor of Ghor province, said Friday that the blast struck the officers as they traveled in Charsada district. Rahmati said Thursday's blast was followed by a four hour gunbattle between Taliban fighters and police officers that killed eight suspected militants.

#2: The ANA forces in the last 24 hours killed 33 armed Taliban in some provinces of the country.

#3: A young girls was wounded by rocket attack of armed Taliban. The incident occurred late yesterday night while armed Taliban fired a rocket in suburb of Sheberghan center of Jouzjan province.

#4: A civilian was killed and two others wounded in explosion of a bomb in Balkh province this morning. The blast occurred at 10:30 am this morning in Balkh district. Temoorshah Fayes governor of Balkh district said BNA, a civilian was killed and two others wounded in the blast.