Sun Sep 16, 2012, 06:36 PM
Omaha Steve (37,695 posts)
6 Coalition Members Killed in Afghanistan
Source: NY Times
By MATTHEW ROSENBERG
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan security forces killed six service members from the American-led military coalition in a pair of attacks in southern Afghanistan this weekend, pushing the number of international troops killed by Afghan forces in a single year past 50 for the first time.
This year’s toll from what are known as insider or green-on-blue attacks — green being American military parlance for indigenous forces, blue for its own — has become one of the most visible signs of the challenges faced by the NATO-led coalition as it nears the end of its role in Afghanistan’s war.
The coalition’s ambition to leave behind a stable Afghanistan that can fend off the Taliban hinges on readying the country’s army and police for the task. Yet the spread of insider attacks has left coalition forces increasingly mistrustful of the Afghan forces they are training and fighting alongside. It also offered a window tothe increasing resentment that many Afghans feel toward the massive foreign military presence here.
The second attack of the weekend, which was Sunday in Zabul Province, was the deadlier of the two latest incidents, with four coalition service members killed. The coalition said in a terse statement that the attack was “suspected to involve members of the Afghan police” and was under investigation.
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Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/17/world/asia/green-on-blue-attacks-in-afghanistan-continue.html
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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:00 PM
Purveyor (16,416 posts)
1. "coalition members" usually wind up being American... eom
Lest we forget: Israel To U.S.: Don't Delay Iraq Attack http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/08/18/world/main519037.shtml