Insider Attacks Take Toll on U.S. Mission

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Insider Attacks Take Toll on U.S. Mission
Insider Attacks Take Toll on U.S. Mission

By NBC’s David Murphy

31 U.S. troops in Afghanistan have now died at the hands of Afghan security forces – men and women that are supposed to be American allies.

The latest so-called “green-on-blue” attack killed a U.S. service member and an American contractor over the weekend.

Insider attacks are blamed for 20% of all U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan this year – a trend the U.S. Commander there, General John Allen, says makes him “mad as hell”.

38 “green-on-blue” attacks have been reported so far in 2012 – nearly as many as in the five previous years combined.  

Insider Attacks Take Toll on U.S. Mission

Updated