Afghan Security Forces Now Bearing The Brunt Of War’s Violence -- Stars and Stripes
A bloody weekend during which more than 20 Afghan troops were killed by bombs across the country underscored an alarming trend: Amid the hopeful pronouncements of reduced violence in Afghanistan and lower coalition casualties, the Afghan National Security Forces are taking staggering losses, threatening recruitment and bringing into question the Afghan security forces’ readiness to face an entrenched insurgency on their own at a time when their Western backers are rapidly pulling out of the country.
Nearly as many Afghan troops were killed in 2012 as the number of American troops killed in the entire 11-year war.
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