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Thursday, August 1, 2013

In Afghanistan, mixed reasons for drop in insider attacks

U.S. Marine Maj. Chris Bourbeau, with the 1st Brigade, 215th Corps Afghanistan National Army Advisor Team, right, at Camp Garmser, Helmand province, in southern Afghanistan, interacts with an Afghan soldier. The epidemic of deadly insider attacks by Afghan forces on Americans is ebbing slightly, the Pentagon says in a report to Congress, in part because the uneasy allies have become better at spotting the enemy within, but also because the Americans have taken better measures to protect themselves.