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, April 10, 2015

Update for Friday, April 10, 2015

U.S. soldier killed yesterday in "insider" attack is identified as Spc. John Dawson, combat medic for the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team in the 101st Airborne Division air assault unit, home town Whitinsville, Massachusetts.

Suicide bomb attack on a U.S. convoy in Jalalabad kills 3 civilians.

Roadside bomb in Ghazni kills 12 Hazari civilians.


Anonymous said...

Your site is admirable and your comments perceptive.
But I wish you had daily entries as you used to.
Best wishes.

Cervantes said...

Thanks. There were two of us posting here before, now it's just me. So it's hard for me to do it every day.