Acts Of Afghan Betrayal Are Poisoning U.S. War Plan

A trend of Afghan treachery that has taken the lives of six American troops over the past week is weakening trust between Afghan forces and the U.S. and allied troops who are training and advising them.

In the nerve-rattling setting of a conflict in which the enemy wears no uniform, it takes trust to work side by side with Afghans whose loyalties are hard to decipher.

More U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since Feb. 1 by their supposed Afghan allies than in combat with the Taliban, according to an Associated Press review.

Administration officials insist there will be no backing away from working hand in hand with Afghan forces. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made that point when he spoke to soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division on Friday.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:52 PM
    The SEALS killed Bin Laden, it is time to declare victory and bring our troops home to fight another day.
  • by gypsy's gmama Location: enc on Mar 3, 2012 at 02:39 PM
    Our guys have done what they can. Its time to bring them home!!! Leave the Afghans to defend themselves. The US cannot police the world. Maybe our economy would not be in the crapper if those funds were here at home. Rebuild our nation for a change.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Mar 3, 2012 at 10:43 AM
    I can't believe I'm reading the words 'trust' and 'Afghanistan' in the same sentence.
  • by Dawg on Mar 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM
    Bring our troops home!
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      by Citizen on Mar 3, 2012 at 01:19 PM in reply to Dawg
      Yes, 50000 troops are needed in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky

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