U.S. military suspends joint patrols with Afghans – CBS News

The strategy for getting U.S. forces out of Afghanistan depends on training Afghan soldiers and police to protect the country themselves, but on Monday the U.S. military suspended most joint field operations with Afghan forces because so many Americans are being killed by the men they are training.

Afghan government troops — our allies — have turned their guns on NATO forces 36 times this year, killing 51, most of them Americans. That is more attacks than the last two years combined.

The order effectively suspends “until further notice” most of the operations which U.S. and Afghan troops conduct side by side. At higher headquarters, Afghans and Americans will still work together, but in the field small unit operations putting Afghan soldiers alongside Americans — the guts of the U.S. strategy to turn the fighting over to Afghans — will be suspended unless an exception is granted by a commanding general.

via U.S. military suspends joint patrols with Afghans – CBS News.

Well. That’s that.

Though green on blue attacks have been on the rise, someone mentioned that green on green attacks are very frequent as well.


5 thoughts on “U.S. military suspends joint patrols with Afghans – CBS News”

  1. It’s a factionalized and tribal society with no real concept of national unity. The average Afghan is always looking to get some for himself at the expense of anyone else, brother, neighbor, American.

  2. The first person to comment has a very valid point. I just wonder if there isn’t another reason for this behavior. Is it at all possible that these people are not committing these atrocities to keep the US engaged in the battle, with no foreseeable end in sight? Many people had warned about setting an absolute “Pull-Out Date”, for this very reason. I just don’t see us leaving by 2014, or even 3014. The politicians on both sides think they are in charge, I believe they are in for a BIG surprise.

  3. Bring our forces home, after destroying the poppy fields, and mining / boobytrqapping the bases to kill the Cu thieves. Then bomb as needed.

    Their choice is 9th century. We should respect their wishes.

  4. As I read in a missive written by an SF soldier, “…they’re stone age”, and I believe there is no reasoning with them. Agree with NaClyDog.

  5. NaCly Dog and Mark Dunlop SFC Rigger (Ret.), I would be more than happy to be wrong, but there is always something that seems to be wrong with this whole picture. There has been one point made about their choice, “Their choice is 9th century. We should respect their wishes.” You make a very good point and I believe you are correct. I fear that we will be there for at least another millennium and many more after that one. Thank You!

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