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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

War News for Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Reported security incidents
#1: Six police officers were killed in an attack on a police post in Baraki district of Logar Province, south of Kabul, local officials said.

#2: The Interior Ministry said two civilians were killed and three others injured in a roadside bombing in Kabul.

#3: ambush by Taliban fighters killed at least 14 Afghan security force troops, authorities said Monday. The ambush in Sari Pul, where Taliban fighters reportedly have been massing for days, happened Sunday in its Kohistanat district. There, militants opened fire on an Afghan Army unit heading back to the capital after several months being deployed there, killing 12 soldiers and two police officers, said Kazim Kenhan, a spokesman for the provincial police chief. Kenhan said 13 troops and four police officers were wounded and six troops are missing after the ambush there.

#4: In Paktia province, hundreds of villagers protested over their allegation that a NATO airstrike killed seven civilians in an operation NATO said killed "eight armed enemy combatants."

#5: About 26 Taliban militants have been killed in fresh military operations in three provinces within the past 24 hours, said the country's Interior Ministry on Tuesday morning.


Dancewater said...

good ole US-led NATO.... killing innocent people around the planet for decades and decades, and Americans too dumb (or lazy? or evil?) to stop it.