Sunday, September 30, 2012

Operations Back to Normal in Afghanistan

By Travis Holte

Last week the US made a major deal of “scaling back” its joint operations inside Afghanistan after the surge of green-on-blue attacks by Afghan troops against NATO occupation forces. There was talk of re-screening the entirety of Afghanistan’s recruits, a process that would take months.

Today, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says that the scaling back is over, and joint operations are “back to normal.” He claimed that there had been some “temporary adjustments” made.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country's east, killing two Americans and at least two fellow members of Afghanistan's army in a shooting that marked both the continuance of a disturbing trend of insider attacks and the 2,000th U.S. troop death in the long-running war, officials said Sunday.


  1. "Back to normal" should be getting the troops the hell out of there and bring them back home and putting them in the private sector where they belong!

  2. "Everything is fucked up as usual." - Jim Morrison