The past couple weeks has witnessed a number of attacks on occupying US troops by their supposed Afghan ‘partners’ in uniform. This has not only taken the lives of many Federal soldiers, but also created more mistrust between the two armies. To the credit of United States President Obama, he is sticking with his plan to withdraw most troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 despite the setbacks.
News agencies are now reporting another attack which has further embarrassed the US occupational force. Kay Johnson has the story for the Associated Press:
Militants fired rockets into a U.S. base in Afghanistan and damaged the plane of the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff while he was on a visit, but the general was not near the aircraft, a spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition said Tuesday.
The attack on the plane of U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey represented yet another propaganda coup for the Taliban after they claimed to have shot down a U.S. helicopter last week. It also followed a string of disturbing killings of U.S. military trainers by their Afghan partners or militants dressed in Afghan uniforms.