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The US military confirms four American service members were killed in the crash of a Blackhawk helicopter yesterday in southwestern Afghanistan.
Poor weather is being blamed the military says the chopper was responding to a suicide attack -- an Afghan police checkpoint.
Missions like that one emphasized that the US and the Afghans are supposed to be partners.
But chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports tonight it does not always appear to be the case.
Afghan forces are being trained by the US military to take over the mission by 2014.
But new documents obtained through the stream of information act show that some of the Afghan recruits stand accused of dealing drugs to US soldiers.
It's really troubling that our troops are being placed in this situation.
Would -- are under enough pressure as it is.
But evidently our allies there are are acting -- drug pushers in some ways.
According to judicial watch between January 2010 in December 2011 the army investigated 56 soldiers in Afghanistan's.
For the possession use or distribution of opiates.
-- was cited 26 times.
At a forward operating base the drugs hash -- in heroin were purchased quote from various Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police personnel.
In another case an Afghan interpreter sold various opiates and the documents show other drunks were also available.
One soldier admitted buying painkillers quote now been from a local national while attempting to purchase steroids.
In a separate incident a soldier -- quote -- and xanax and anti anxiety drug.
From local national juvenile and multiple locations on camp Phoenix Afghanistan.
During the same two year period the army investigation show at least -- soldiers died from drug overdoses including oxy code on heroin and morphine.
In one death announcement the Defense Department describe the manner of death as noncombat related.
What's concerning about this city you know we obviously are not -- -- -- invading the privacy and necessarily of of those who died are their families.
But it looks like.
You can't find any public reporting about this.
Regardless of the circumstances and army spokesman told fox the notification team provides as much information as possible about the death.
Adding every effort is made to assist the family for as long as they need it.
For -- part judicial watch says -- still waiting for responses on drug use in Afghanistan from the navy the air force in the Marine Corps.
In Washington Catherine Herridge Fox News.
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