Has NATO cried "uncle" in Afghanistan?
Apparently reacting to the ongoing spate of "green on blue" killings of Western forces by supposed Afghan allies, NATO has cut back on operations with Afghan forces.
The move to curtail joint on-the-ground operations throws the
coalition's military strategy into disarray and could further undermine
public support in Australia for the war.
...NATO says 51 coalition soldiers have been killed by Afghan soldiers and police this year.
The suspension of joint operations threatens the plan to
train an effective Afghan army to hold off the Taliban after the total
withdrawal of foreign troops.