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, September 5, 2014

War News for Friday, September 5, 2014

US troops killed by friendly fire

Torrential monsoon rains kill nearly 70 in Pakistan

Reported security incidents
#1: Two policemen were martyred in explosion of a bomb in Zabul province last evening. The blast occurred in Shahjou district bazaar while passing of a caravan of militaries forces from the area.

#2: Six armed Taliban were killed in recent conflicts in Kunar province last night. The clashes occurred late last night; five sliders also lost their lives. The clashes started while a group of armed Taliban attacked on a military base in the province.

#3: At least 48 Taliban militants were killed following a military operation in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, local officials said Friday. The operations were conducted by Afghan national security forces in Alborz district on Thursday night.


Cervantes said...

Paratrooper killed yesterday identified as pc. Brian Arsenault, of Northborough, Massachusetts, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.