The U.S. foiled a plot this week that was intended to assassinate the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia and embassies. The plot could have resulted in the killing of several American lives. The U.S. alleges that the plot was directed from the highest levels of government. While the Obama Administration is trying to secure support from the UN on its response, probably sanctions, some Hawks in Washington say that sanctions haven’t worked in the past and demand a stronger response.
By Karl Gotthardt Canadian and Military Editory
At the start of the 11th year in Afghanistan another seven U.S. soldiers paid the ultimate price in Afghanistan. Six were killed in action, one in another accident, while another 142 were wounded in action (WIA). NATO conducted several operations in Afghanistan this week, which targeted insurgent leaders and narcotics, a major supplier of finances for the Taliban. While the transition to Afghan Security Forces is continuing, Afghanistan continues to be a dangerous place. U.S. Drone attacks continue their missions into Pakistan to take out the leaders of insurgents.