Skip to comments.U.S., Afghan officials struggling to identify insider attack patterns
Posted on 09/05/2012 5:31:38 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
The United States will help the Afghan government recheck the entire 352,000-member Afghan security force in the wake of an upsurge of attacks against international troops by Afghans in uniform, the No. 2 U.S. general in the country said Wednesday.
Were going back through, along with our partners up here at [the Afghan interior and defense ministries,] a lot of information out there to try to pull together patterns, said Lt. Gen. James Terry, commander of ISAF Joint Command.
The U.S./NATO strategy in Afghanistan rests on close partnering between international advisors and Afghan troops as the clock ticks toward the removal of most foreign forces by the end of 2014. Terry said building tighter cross-cultural bonds between individuals may be key to preventing more U.S. troops from being killed by supposed partners.
The closer you are in terms of relationship and friendship with the Afghan partners, the safer you are, he said. But he admitted, Thats counterintuitive.
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Hint: They just might be Muslims.
Patterns!! LOL, how can they be so ignorant?
A. They are all Pakhtun.
B. They were all breathing.
Gosh, if only there were some commonality tying the attackers together.
Get the ‘F’ out.
Bring them home NOW
Take what you can drive/fly out.
Torch the rest.
Flatten the infrastructure, kill their leaders, divide the survivors along ethnic lines, set the ethnic groups at each others throats, and walk away.
I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat.