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Afghan police officer opening fire on American soldiers killing two of them.
Happening today in the western province of for -- it is the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on.
International troops now what -- -- leader claiming it's because.
They -- fighters who have infiltrated.
The Afghan police and army might bigger.
Former CIA Covert operations officer president of diligence LLC it's a global Intel and security firm.
31 times these green on blue killings have taken place.
At least 39 NATO officers have been killed including 23 Americans.
Is -- to -- about.
Well op portion of -- yes and if you talk to defense officials they they say about 10%.
So far -- all of casualties can be attributed to infiltration.
And the Taliban of course have to take with a grain of salt.
United -- they come out with a public statement for for news organizations.
That they're responsible on the they've been infiltrating of course it's in their best entrusted to promote this but that you know the sad fact -- that you know the short answer is yes they have they have infiltrated the Afghan military.
And and we've been -- -- painfully aware of that -- the past five years there -- then maybe a hundred.
Deaths and allied forces attributed to to these green on blue attacks and that that worrying part is that a third of those have happened during the course of this year.
It's got to be very frustrating didn't.
Laden is dead but Mullah Omar.
Head of the telethon who protected.
-- For all of those years before the 9/11 attacks and to some extent after words.
He is still at large is that got to be job one hunt down -- mark Killen.
Well it it it certainly got the top of the hit parade -- got a bigger issue here and it's and it's really colored the entire Afghan experience for us.
Ever since we went into Tora Bora.
The Afghan people and that's the government the military everyone there and and Afghanistan.
Has -- and completely aware ever since our our initial presence there and Torbor that very successful tactical mission.
It morphed into nation building as soon as we we know spring of 2002 or whatever you one of the -- the beginning of our nation building experience.
From that point on the Afghan population has been aware that we will leave we are walking out that door at some point.
And now for -- as Americans we think that's been eleven years it's been an eternity.
But an Afghan time that's -- blink of an.
-- that doesn't mean a thing and Mullah Omar has is his simply outweighed it gets real quickly.
You know as we begin -- draw down as you point out through October and then thereafter will Americans who remain behind soldiers.
Be at increased risk even more vulnerable to these inside attacks agree on green on blue attacks.
Absolutely -- -- is very important point that you raised.
There is no way as weak as we pull the combat troops out and try to -- -- so that we're doing more of a of a training exercise almost in a mentoring -- there's no way to separate the Afghan troops in the military the police.
From I -- -- our forces and from from NATO for myself forces.
So there there is unfortunately there's no real answer to this how do you prevent the green on blue attacks -- you you know logistically and you know realities says you can't because you have this combination you can do the betting that you can.
Yeah it's very difficult to do due diligence and Afghanistan on people coming -- of the military or police futurists I mean better vetting and counterintelligence which you can only do so much they're they're trying real hard to.
Get out at the bright enough.
Not a lot of success Mike Baker thanks for him.
-- thank you.
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