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US and Afghanistan Differ on Reasons for ‘Insider’ Attacks

US and Afghanistan Differ on Reasons for ‘Insider’ Attacks

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Pentagon doesn’t know what to make of allegations by Afghan officials that foreign intelligence services are primarily responsible for a recent spike in “insider” attacks that left 10 U.S. tro…

US Death Toll in Afghanistan Reaches 2,000

US Death Toll in Afghanistan Reaches 2,000

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(NEW YORK) — It’s very possible that the 2,000th U.S. service member to die in the war in Afghanistan did so at the hands of an Afghan soldier.The New York Times reports that the death toll of American …

US Death Toll in Afghanistan Reaches 2,000

US Death Toll in Afghanistan Reaches 2,000

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(NEW YORK) — It’s very possible that the 2,000th U.S. service member to die in the war in Afghanistan did so at the hands of an Afghan soldier.The New York Times reports that the death toll of American …

Afghanistan Steps Up Spying on Own Soldiers to End ‘Insider’ Attacks

Afghanistan Steps Up Spying on Own Soldiers to End ‘Insider’ Attacks

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — With pressure mounting on the Afghan government to do something to curb “insider” attacks on coalition forces, Kabul has intensified its program of spying on their own soldiers and police officers…

Afghan Militants Hit Gen. Martin Dempsey’s Plane

Afghan Militants Hit Gen. Martin Dempsey’s Plane

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The plane of the U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, was damaged late Monday night after Taliban militants fired rockets at Bagram Air Field.A military official told ABC Ne…

NATO Officials Optimistic About Post-Withdrawal Afghanistan

NATO Officials Optimistic About Post-Withdrawal Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two years from now, most coalition troops led by the U.S. are expected to be out of Afghanistan.While that’s what the Afghans want, Russia and India have expressed concerns that t…

Joint Chiefs Chairman in Afghanistan to Discuss ‘Insider’ Attacks

Joint Chiefs Chairman in Afghanistan to Discuss ‘Insider’ Attacks

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, landed in Afghanistan Monday, where he will meet with senior officials to discuss the wave of so-called “insider” or “green on blue” attacks t…

Afghan Policeman Kills U.S. Service Member on Joint Patrol

Afghan Policeman Kills U.S. Service Member on Joint Patrol

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A U.S. service member was killed in southern Afghanistan Sunday on a patrol with Afghan security forces when one of the Afghans turned his weapon on the Americans, the latest in a rash of what the ISAF is n…

U.S. Troops Ordered to Be Armed at All Times Following Afghan Attacks

U.S. Troops Ordered to Be Armed at All Times Following Afghan Attacks

U.S. Army(WASHINGTON) — A recent spate of deadly attacks by Afghan forces on U.S. troops has prompted the U.S. military in Afghanistan to change its policy on arming its members, ordering that service members now be armed at all times, inside and outs…

Afghan Police Officer Fatally Shoots Two US Troops

Afghan Police Officer Fatally Shoots Two US Troops

REZA SHIRMOHAMMADI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan policeman turned his weapon on U.S. troops Friday, killing two American soldiers in Western Afghanistan — the latest incident in a deadly two-week span for U.S. forces.Including Frid…

Eleven Killed, Including Seven US Troops, in ISAF Helicopter Crash

Eleven Killed, Including Seven US Troops, in ISAF Helicopter Crash

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Seven American troops, three sailors and four soldiers, were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, NATO reported. The troops were on a mission in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar…

Dozens Killed by Coordinated Bombings in Afghanistan

Dozens Killed by Coordinated Bombings in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — At least 40 people were killed by bombings Tuesday in what was one of Afghanistan’s most violent days of the year.No one claimed immediate responsibility for the assaults, although suspicion immediately fel…

Afghan Attacks on NATO Troops Tied to Stress, Fatigue

Afghan Attacks on NATO Troops Tied to Stress, Fatigue

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Deadly attacks on coalition soldiers by their supposed Afghan allies seem to be on the rise in 2012, with seven American troops killed last week alone.While these so-called “green on blue” assault…

Afghan Policeman Turns Weapon on NATO, Afghan Forces

Afghan Policeman Turns Weapon on NATO, Afghan Forces

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan policeman turned his weapon on NATO and Afghan forces at a joint base in eastern Afghanistan Monday, marking the fifth so-called “green on blue” shooting in a week.A spokesman for NATO’s Internati…

Afghan Policeman Turns Weapon on NATO, Afghan Forces

Afghan Policeman Turns Weapon on NATO, Afghan Forces

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan policeman turned his weapon on NATO and Afghan forces at a joint base in eastern Afghanistan Monday, marking the fifth so-called “green on blue” shooting in a week.A spokesman for NATO’s Internati…

Three US Soldiers Killed by Gunman Wearing Afghan Security Uniform

Three US Soldiers Killed by Gunman Wearing Afghan Security Uniform

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The latest spate of “green on blue” shootings in Afghanistan has cost the lives of three more American soldiers.NATO said on Friday that the troops were killed late Thursday in th…

Senior US Officer Killed by Suicide Bomber in Afghanistan

Senior US Officer Killed by Suicide Bomber in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A senior U.S. officer and two majors were killed in a suicide bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday.The suicide bomber struck as a group of U.S. military and civilian officials from the Army’s 4th br…

Senior Army NCO Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Blast, Brigade Commander Is Wounded

Senior Army NCO Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Blast, Brigade Commander Is Wounded

Pfc. Cameron Boyd(WASHINGTON) — A suicide bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed or wounded the senior leaders of the Army’s 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.The attack Wednesday killed four Americans, three U.S. service members and a U…

Afghanistan’s Defense Minister Quits Following No-Confidence Vote

Afghanistan’s Defense Minister Quits Following No-Confidence Vote

MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/GettyImages(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Afghanistan’s goal of achieving long-term stability suffered a major blow on Tuesday when Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak decided to quit after lawmakers gave him a vote of no-confidence last …

Taliban Welcomes Rogue Afghan Who Shot US Soldiers as Hero

Taliban Welcomes Rogue Afghan Who Shot US Soldiers as Hero

ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A new online video shows a rogue Afghan soldier receiving a hero’s welcome from Taliban commanders, after returning from a mission where he killed an American soldier in cold blood.The video, rele…

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