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 31, 2014

War News for Friday, October 31, 2014

Reported security incidents
#1: Two civilians were wounded in rocket attack of Pakistani forces in Kamdish district, Nooristan province late last night. The civilians were targeted from the other side of Durand Line in Kamdish district, Nooristan province.

#2: Taliban killed a police officer in Kunduz province yesterday. The police officer was going to Takhar province, targeted by Taliban in the road of Takhar-Kunduz highway and killed. Syeed Sarwar Hosaini police spokesman of Kunduz said BNA, in the incident, a police officer lost their life and two civilians wounded.

#3: Eleven armed insurgents were killed in ANA operation in outskirts of Farah province yesterday.


Cervantes said...

NATO reports a non-combat death but gives no other details as of now, except to say "injury."