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This is the -- I should -- in Kabul is now warning of possible retaliation in Afghanistan.
After an American soldier said -- -- -- -- murder spree.
Witnesses say the army staff sergeant and murdered sixteen civilians before surrendering back in his outpost in Kandahar though there are.
Conflicting reports on that.
We still another suspect's name but a senior US official tells Fox News he's an infantry sniper.
Who suffered a traumatic brain injury in Iraq two years ago.
Doctors later cleared him to return to duty.
Sources also tell fox sees the man had been having family problems of Ford's latest -- that this is his fourth.
Deployment in a war zone.
The -- -- sparked waves of outrage in Afghanistan President Obama said today the incident is absolutely tragic and heartbreaking.
But the White House says that will not affect how quickly US troops withdraw.
I'm sure there will be discussions ongoing between.
US military leaders as well as civilian leaders in Afghanistan and the Afghan government in the wake of this incident.
But our strategic objectives have not changed and they will not change.
Could certainly make things more difficult for our troops.
The chief -- -- correspondent Jonathan Hunt -- -- he has more on all of this that's a real concern about how much danger this puts our men and women and while they're over they're serving the nation.
It is absolutely -- and even President Obama while insisting today that the troops will not be withdrawn any more quickly than the timetable.
He has already laid -- also acknowledge that this is one reason why they happen to ultimately.
Be brought home as soon as is practical.
But a lot of experts say the problem with incidents like this in the run up to the withdrawal it is going to make the -- that for US troops much more difficult much more dangerous -- We are putting these kids are best and brightest into a position where they cannot hope to win.
You're gonna see more this -- These these kids are doing the best that -- but isn't this nearly impossible for them to be successful and environment they're in right.
And to be successful in that environment they need trust with the Afghan troops and there is precious little -- about.
Right now and precious few options it would appear at least for now -- -- the -- -- is obviously fraught -- danger -- rushed to the -- is also fraught -- danger but some experts including Michael -- Of the Brookings Institution say because of the absolute need for cooperation -- via a government of Hamid Karzai.
All is not yet lost listen.
The main reason we're together is we need each other.
The Afghans are not yet in a position.
To stabilize and control their whole country they need -- somewhat bigger and more professional army and police force we need them because we've decided and I think rightly that Afghanistan is too dangerous.
To simply allow it to fall back into terrorist hands -- to potentially dangerous as a sanctuary.
The problem is we all leaving it at some point there will be no US troops that.
The Taliban appear to be biding their time and it would be a -- person -- who would bet against them at least making a run to retake control of Afghanistan you wonder how long they can -- their time a lot longer we cannot picture.
Jonathan there also -- skew.
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