Top U.S. General: We Don’t Know Why Afghan Troops Are Killing Us [Wired / Danger Room]

by Spencer Ackerman

August 23, 2012

General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said he still doesn’t know why at least 10 NATO troops have died in the last two weeks at the hands of the Afghan forces they mentor…

…that doesn’t sound like a positive sign for the decade-long war — after all, the entire American strategy now depends on turning security over to the Afghans

…During the past several weeks, Afghan forces have turned their guns on the U.S. troops that mentor them with increasing frequency. The Afghan troops have killed at least 40 U.S. and allied forces this year, the most since the war began…

…The Wall Street Journal reports that Allen will soon be promoted to NATO Supreme Allied Commander, and will be replaced in Afghanistan by General Joseph Dunford, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps…

Excerpted by Zuo Shou

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