August 12, 2012

U.S. Trainers Sitting Ducks in Afghanistan

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As commander in chief, President Obama has a duty to do whatever he can to protect our troops. So does Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. So why aren't they?

Why are U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan still sitting ducks for insider attacks? On Friday, the commanding officer of an Afghan police outpost shot and killed three members of the U.S. Marines special operations forces.

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