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

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

War News for Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Taliban raised $400 mln in 2011 from donations, extortion: UN

Back to the "Body Count:" The Lack of Reliable Data on the Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

In pictures: Rebuilding Afghanistan's air force

United Nations halts operations in eastern Afghanistan

Reported security incidents
#1: A Yankton man was injured early this week when the helicopter he was in was attacked with a rocket in Afghanistan.

#2: A Korean unit stationed at Bagram air base in Afghanistan was hit in an artillery attack overnight on Monday (local time). According to the Defense Ministry on Tuesday, no casualties have been reported, but there was some minor damage to the unit's UH-60 helicopter. The first four rounds of shelling occurred at around 11:58 p.m. on Monday, and the second round was struck at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Defense Ministry said there have been a total of 21 artillery attacks on the U.S. air base this year.


Anonymous said...

you said it was tuesday september 12 when it's actually wednesday