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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

US Not Reporting all Afghan Troop Attacks on American Soldiers

The military is under-reporting the number of times that Afghan soldiers and police open fire on American and other foreign troops.

The U.S.-led coalition routinely reports each time an American or foreign solider is killed by an Afghan in uniform. But The Associated Press has learned it does not report insider attacks in which the Afghan wounds -- or misses -- his U.S. or allied target. It also does not report the wounding of troops who were attacked alongside those who were killed.

Such attacks reveal a level of mistrust and ill will between the U.S.-led coalition and its Afghan counterparts in an increasingly unpopular war. The U.S. and its military partners are working more closely with Afghan troops in preparation for handing off security responsibility to them by the end of 2014.

1 comment:

lmclain said...

Our "leaders" don't want "we, the people", who FUND this crap, to know the real truth, which is, after 11 years and thousands of dead, plus dozens of thousands of wounded, and a trillion dollars (trust THAT figure??), that country is STILL a stone age, third world cesspool. Our tropps don't even go out at night. Thats how much we are in control. We HIDE at night. OUR children (not the children of our "leaders", of course) come home in boxes, or without legs, arms, and eyes. And in return, we are told lies and falsehoods about the "war". But profits and stock prices are up, up, up! Drenched in blood.