September 26, 2012

American Advisers Heighten Guard in Afghanistan

Jennifer Rowland | The AfPak Channel | U.S. military advisers are taking more precautions than ever against the threat of "insider attacks," keeping their body armor on and their weapons loaded even as they train Afghan troops inside fortified bases (NYT). Some Afghan soldiers expressed resentment over the measures, but the American advisers are taking no chances now that Afghan security forces have killed 51 NATO troops this year.

Two NATO service members were killed in the eastern Afghan province of Logar on Wednesday during an insurgent suicide bombing and subsequent firefight (AFP, AP).  (READ  MORE)

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