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

Thursday, November 6, 2014

War News for Thursday, November 6, 2014

NATO secretary general visits Afghanistan, vows continued support after troops withdraw

U.S. drone strike kills 2 al-Qaida suspects in Yemen's south

ANSF Starts Operation In Kunar

Reported security incidents
#1: Two soldiers were killed and at least 50 others were injured when a bus carrying Frontier Corps and Khasadar personnel collided with an oil tanker in the outskirts of Peshawar, private media reported on Thursday.

#2: Taliban insurgents killed 10 civilians on Wednesday night in Paktia province, local officials said Thursday. Provincial Police Chief Zalmai Oriakhail, while confirming the incident, said that the people were killed in Zurmat district of the province.