U.S. backs off Afghan training - Associated Press - POLITICO.comThe U.S. military has halted the training of Afghan government-backed militias for at least a month to give the Americans time to redo the vetting of new recruits after a string of attacks by Afghan soldiers and police on their international allies, officials said Sunday.
There have been 34 insider attacks this year — at least 12 in August alone — that have killed 45 international troops, putting intense strain on the relationship between coalition forces and the Afghans they live and work with. The shootings also have thrown doubts on one of the pillars of the U.S.-led coalition’s planned withdrawal by the end of 2014 — training Afghan forces so they can take the lead for security in the country.
40 of those 45 murdered martyrs assassinated in green vs blue attacks this year were americans
3 australians were killed this week
does it help that general john allen assured the army, the marines, their parents and spouses and kids, our allies and all concerned, patriotic americans that this increasing incidence of our "allies" turning on us is NOT taliban directed?
Insider Attacks Don't Threaten U.S. Strategy, Allen Says - Businessweek
instead, it's more the product of stress and personal relationships gone bad, insisted obama's top commander in the field
maybe we should all knit needlepoint together?
yesterday, an army survey said that more officers feel our military is going in the wrong direction than have ever expressed such sentiments before---and they pointed precisely to this kind of preposterous political correctness as one of their peeves
Internal Army Poll: Only 26% of Officers Say Army Headed in Right Direction--'Political Correctness' Cited | cnsnews.com
their greatest gripe, however, were these sequester cuts which will impede their effectiveness, put them in danger (while also imperiling some 100,000 defense industry jobs in virginia alone)
what are our troops doing over there if the cic's fundamental strategy---eventual afghanization---is so hopeless as it appears?
how many americans must die---until after the president's election, when he will finally be freed up to employ that "flexibility" he whispered to medvedev about?
for exactly what purpose must they expire?
the democratic response to the gop convention in tampa has morphed from akin to wild charges of racism to clint eastwood to (today) they're lying
Political word of the day: Liar - POLITICO.com
ie, there's very little they can credibly say
on issues, obama is turning to afghanistan, the focus of yesterday's radio address
Your Weekly Address | The White House
he just got back from fort bliss, texas, where he was greeted with stony silence by not only those officers who feel the military's going the wrong way but their troops as well
the president wants to talk about afghanistan?
but first we have to hear from sandra fluke and naral and planned parenthood, they're the focus this week
seeya at the polls, progressives
pray for our troops