Training suspended for new Afghan recruits

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Sometimes headlines tell you the blindingly obvious. I don't know who composed this one but if there were any "officials" who doubted this by now, they should be looking for a new job.

    "Security flaws"- do ya think so??:bang:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...398-11e1-b74c-84ed55e0300b_story.html?hpid=z2

    This paragraph is pretty concerning. Clearly there is a balance between developing close personal interactions- which you have to have to build trust and close working relationships, and ignoring security or even worse squelching even the discussion of security issues because nobody wants a contradictory message going out.

     
  2. thepalmers4

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  3. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    It makes me physically sick to hear that security issues were ignored so that they wouldn't hinder recruitment of Afghan forces. My son is set to deploy within days and these green on blue attacks really concern me. I would be torn apart if he lost his life over there but I don't know if I could stand it if he died because leaders looked the other way just to meet a recruitment quota.
     
  4. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    "Hundreds Fired in Afghan Insider Probe"
    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/09/ap-hundreds-afghans-fired-in-insider-probe-090512/

    I'm glad to see something is being done, although this should have happened from the beginning.
     
  5. NorwichDad

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    Really wish the best, safety, success and God speed for your son.

    From your posts I know he is an outstanding young man.

    Thank him for protecting all of us.
     
  6. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    Thanks NorwichDad. I got word from him that he arrived in A-stan yesterday, so all prayers are very welcome.

    Reading today's Stars and Stripes online I found this article regarding the green on blue attacks:

    "Previously rejected report is now key to US effort to curb insider killings in Afghanistan"

    http://www.stripes.com/previously-r...curb-insider-killings-in-afghanistan-1.188770
     
  7. NorwichDad

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    He definately has our prayers along with all those with him in country

    God Bless Them All
     
  8. Dixieland

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    Prayers for protection and safety for your son, WAMom68.
     

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