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 3, 2014

War News for Friday, October 3, 2014

The DoD is reporting the death of Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers who died at at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany on Tuesday September 30th. He was wounded in a small arms weapon attack in Helmand Province Sunday, September 28th.

Afghan army death rate spikes 30 percent

Pakistan may break own record on polio cases

Reported security incidents
#1: Pakistan fighter jets pounded militant positions in Jamrud and Bara areas of north western Khyber tribal region on Friday killing at least 15 terrorists.

#2: Two militants were killed and eight others were wounded in airstrikes carried out by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency, ARY News reports on Friday.

DoD: Sgt. 1st Class Andrew T. Weathers


Cervantes said...

A U.S. Marine who ejected from an airplane over the Persian Gulf is "presumed lost at sea," the U.S. Navy said Thursday, marking the first reported casualty from the ongoing operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

The Marine and another crew member ejected from an MV-22 Osprey when the aircraft lost power and it appeared it might crash after takeoff Wednesday from the USS Makin Island, the Navy said. The pilot of the Osprey regained control of the aircraft and safely landed it aboard the Makin Island while rescuers recovered the other crew member from the water, the Navy said."

This won't be the last one, obviously.

whisker said...

I bet this will be an OEF casualty.