Latest Afghan Attacks Highlight Challenges of Training, Vetting Afghan Security Forces



Pro Publica
04/27/2011

The news out of Afghanistan seems to be almost all doom and gloom: 8 NATO soldiers and one civilian were killed today by a veteran Afghan army pilot who reportedly turned on his trainers. The Taliban has claimed credit for the shooting, playing into fears of Taliban sleeper agents infiltrating Afghan security forces. Those fears have been stirred by a series of recent attacks as well as the escape of nearly 500 Taliban fights from the largest prison in Afghanistan earlier this week. Reut...
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