Friday, August 24, 2012

Insider Attacks in Afghanistan

targeted killings, terrorists,  insider attacks, NATO, Afghanistan, U.S.A., Taliban, attack, terrorists,  Moslems, Islamism, Terrorism, War, religion, kirschen : Dry Bones cartoon. The latest from the USIP ( The USIP is an "independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by the US Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence".:
"Both NATO and the Afghan government have taken steps recently to stem a growing number of “insider” attacks by Afghan soldiers against their Western counterparts. Thirty-two such attacks have killed 40 coalition service members this year, according to the AFP, amounting to 13 percent of all international coalition deaths in 2012. As the U.S. and other coalition nations move from an active military role to a mentoring one, these so-called “green-on-blue” attacks could pose a serious threat to the partnerships that will be crucial for building Afghan capacity ahead of the 2014 drawdown of U.S. forces."-more

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