September 28, 2012

Coalition-Afghan Partnering Operations Resuming

Jim Garamone | American Forces Press Service | WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 – Afghan and NATO troops are resuming partnered operations which were suspended earlier this month because of a series of deadly insider attacks, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced during a news conference here today.

Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, had ordered that all combined operations below the battalion level be approved by regional commanders following attacks by Afghan soldiers and police that have killed 51 members of the coalition this year.  (READ MORE)

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