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U.S. Defense Chief 'Very Concerned' About Afghan 'Insider' Attacks

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon PanettaU.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says he is "very concerned" about recent attacks on U.S. and NATO troops by their Afghan allies and the impact of the attacks on cooperation.

"Our enemies have attempted to undermine the trust between the coalition and the Afghan forces, and in particular they have tried to take credit for a number of so-called green-on-blue or insider attacks," Panetta said at the Pentagon.

He said such attacks have involved 31 Afghans, but "do not reflect the dedication" of Afghan security forces.

"One of the reasons the Taliban is targeting in this manner is the success that our Afghan partners are having on the battlefield," he said.

Panetta pledged improved intelligence, counterintelligence training, and other measures to help combat the attacks.
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by: Eugenio from: Vienna
August 15, 2012 06:00
Aha, we are all very concerned about the fact that the "Afghan allies" of the Beavuses and Buttheads regularly kill those very Beavuses and Buttheads :-)). And the guy on the picture really looks like an old drunkard - a worthy representative of the nation of inept losers.

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