In what has become a common occurrence over the last couple of years - and likely a result of President Obama's policy of surrender and capitulation - an Afghan soldier turned his weapon on coalition forces Friday, killing a U.S. soldier and another NATO service member. The shooting took place in the Ghaziabad district of Kunar province.
The attacker - an Afghan soldier from Marja, in Helmand province - escaped, according to a spokesman for the Afghan provincial government.
35 coalition troops were killed in such attacks last year. So far, in the first trimester of 2012, there have been 15 such attacks that have resulted in the deaths of 20 NATO service members. Roughly half of the casulaties were U.S. soldiers. But nevertheless, no outrage from President Obama or Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, or President Hamid Karzai.
Coaltion troops and Afghan security forces are supposed to be working closely with one another as the Afghan forces prepare to take responsibility for the country by 2014. But the constant attacks by Afghan soldiers against NATO troops raises questions about President Obama's policy of surrender & retreat and his 2014 deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan.
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