Is the US losing ground in Afghanistan?
6 Marines killed by Afghan police officers
- Duration 3:45
- Date Aug 13, 2012
6 Marines killed by Afghan police officers
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Friends firing on NATO troops I say friends.
The latest incident a man dressed as an Afghan police officer shooting at NATO soldiers.
No one was injured at this report comes just days after six US Marines were killed by and then also dressed as Afghan police officers.
US army veteran and CEO concerned veterans for America captain Pete -- except joins us now good morning captain thanks for being -- that warning.
It's not really care about this we had three Marines that were killed at a checkpoint on Thursday three more American.
Troops killed Marines killed on Friday the numbers just keep going up and and if you watch the interview last night on sixty minutes.
Romney and Ryan did not mention the military big military presence on Saturday that when they did announce that they were going to be the ticket what are your thoughts about that.
Well for a first of all the insider threaten Afghanistan is a growing problem green on blue it's clearly the strategy the Taliban both to target coalition members with -- insider threat.
And also target.
Afghan government -- -- you've seen those numbers go up specifically so that this is a Taliban tactic to try to erode our will.
I think what.
Romney and Ryan would do first thing they would do is -- to the twenty fourteen deadline.
-- -- that was set by the Obama administration which is really the big year for this whole.
Afghans don't believe our commitment is there they don't believe will be there in the long term which erodes the trust you need.
Between counterparts and the Taliban exploits that gap spending -- -- -- get it either diluted or get rid of that withdrawal with.
-- deadline altogether opening up the opportunity I think for better partnership better cooperation and and hopefully less of this type of violence and Afghan.
Yeah they said they definitely wanted to eliminate that what about budget cuts how is that gonna affect our veterans.
Well I eight.
If you look at a lot of the centers around the Ryan plan the Ryan plan doesn't cut veterans' benefits at all.
What I what Brian does so well in this is -- be crystallizes the problem here you can't have military power if you don't have economic strength.
We've got to looming debt crisis that is -- force us to make tough decisions and what Paul Ryan is done is said.
Debt is a national security crisis and until we address our debt and deficit problems.
We might not be able to have the kind of military strength we -- -- have concerned that's for America did a poll.
Just last month 70% of veterans believe that our debt is a national security problem.
Until we get that under control until we provide real solutions for our debt crisis.
We we might not have the kind of resources and we're gonna have to make tough decisions on the defense side.
That Paul Ryan last year he was speaking today Alexander Hamilton society -- he said.
A weak economy means a week military we're hearing a lot about jobs jobs jobs the economy.
We first -- to focus on getting back on track is a country before we can focus on the military.
That -- go but again.
We did they go hand in hand yet again your -- economic vitality feeds -- military strength.
And and Paul Ryan believes an engagement the world believes in America's rule the world as does Mitt Romney well in order to do that you better have a strong.
Economic base which we've always had which is propelled our military strength throughout the world.
That they understand the linkages between those two.
And you're not gonna balance the budget overall on the backs the Defense Department there's not enough to cut there at the same time there's a lot of -- in the Defense Department it needs reform.
Just like entitlement programs on.
Medicare Medicaid Social Security they're bloated they're gonna take over our budget just ten years and if we don't reform them there we're gonna have to start cutting aircraft -- All the tough parts that Washington -- only want a slice.
I will be on the table if we don't reform our entitlement programs Paul Ryan -- Mitt Romney understand that that'll allow us to project military strength.
Guys are taking you like this ticket.
Thanks I might think I'm -- thanks Gavin for being with us we appreciate and thank you for your service sunny -- now Afghanistan in an Iraq.