No Solution In Sight For Afghan Troops/Police Killing NATO/U.S. Forces...

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  1. paulitician
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    The very people we pay & train are routinely slaughtering our Troops. Check out this poor guy's feeble attempt at explaining this debacle. It's pretty convoluted and bizarre. What a mess.


    NATO commanders are struggling to contain the damage from a spike in "fratricidal" attacks by Afghan forces, seeking to protect their troops without rupturing a frayed partnership with Kabul.

    With Afghan soldiers opening fire on their NATO comrades with alarming frequency, US defense officials on Thursday confirmed that NATO troops had been ordered to adopt strict new security precautions to counter the insidious threat.

    The stepped up security underlines the dilemma facing the American-led force that has portrayed its alliance with Afghan troops as a cornerstone of the war effort.

    "The danger with these things is the degree to which they undermine trust between the two countries," said Carter Malkasian, who worked as a civilian adviser alongside American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    "It kind of creates a spiral. Some of our members are killed, some of our advisers are killed. And in turn we take efforts to protect ourselves and distance ourselves.

    "But by distancing ourselves, the Afghans start to distrust us more because they can sense that we don't trust them," he said.

    With 17 coalition troops killed in insider attacks so far this year, US officers acknowledge the so-called green-on-blue attacks require weighing security concerns with the need to cultivate ties with Afghan security forces.


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    Time to get the hell out and leave that pile of rocks to the Taliban.

    If the Afghan Army needs help fighting the Taliban let em pray to Allah.

    Enough is Enough.
     
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    Its getting out of hand there, I recently read an article where we are assigning our troops to watch their comrades while they sleep at night, if the distrust is to the point where we are scared of being killed in our sleep its time to get out.
     
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    BINGO!! :clap2::clap2:
     

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