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, December 9, 2014

War News for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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Reported security incidents
#1: Militant group Jundullah killed a polio vaccination team member in Pakistan's Faisalabad city Tuesday.

#2: Pakistani security officials said a U.S. drone strike on a Taliban compound in North Waziristan has killed at least four militants, including a wanted senior al-Qaida leader, and wounded two others. The strike took place in the Khar Tangi area of Datta Khel district in the North Waziristan tribal region

#3: Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Frontier Corps (FC) spokesman Balochistan Khan Wasey was injured in a firing incident on Quetta's Double Road area on Tuesday morning, police said. Police sources told Dawn that Khan Wasey was travelling in his car when gunmen opened fire on his vehicle, injuring him seriously.

#4: Local officials of the Haska Mina district of eastern Nangarhar province say 4 civilians who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen 3 days ago have been killed.

#5: The Interior Ministry of Afghanistan says that 15 rebels were killed, 3 wounded and 4 arrested in past 24 hours in clearance operations jointly conducted by Afghan National Police and personnel of the National Directorate of Security.


anatta said...

wanted to thank Whisker, and Cervantes for all the great reportage.
I can't imagine starting my day here in the USA (Florida)
without seeing "the latest."

You will be sorely missed.

"everything is impermanent"
( Buddhist maxim)
All Blessing to you and the people
you report on.

Chad Arruda said...

Do you cover the kajiki dam project

Anonymous said...

Will anyone else take over reporting this news after whisker officially leaves the blog? I really keep an eye on this site too to keep me up to date on whats happening over there.