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, October 10, 2014

War News for Friday, October 10, 2014

Abduction: Two kidnapped Pakistani engineers freed in Afghanistan

Reported security incidents
#1: A US drone attack has killed at least four militants in a restive northwestern Pakistani tribal area on the Afghan border, officials said yesterday, taking the toll from a flurry of strikes this week to 25. The drone attack took place at Laman village in North Waziristan where the Pakistani military has been waging a major offensive since June.

Another slow news day so go enjoy the weekend. -- whisker


Anonymous said...

Slow is good. ;-) Thank you for all you do and have a great weekend.