U.S. Top General Tries to Calm Troops in Afghanistan

In "insider attacks," 10 U.S. soldiers are killed in two weeks.
3:00 | 08/20/12

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And now we move to the treacherous new threat to american troops in afghanistan. An urgent trip by the nation's top general. They are being called insider attacks. Ten u.S. Soldiers killed in just the past two weeks by the people they work alongside every day. Afghan soldiers and police. And abc's mike boettcher is on the ground with us. I'm speaking to you from bagram, and he met today in kabul with u.S. Officials to try to stop attacks on american forces by afghan and police solgdzs known as green on blue insider attacks. The attacks are blamed on renegade afghan soldiers who are angry at their counters parts. But the taliban is claiming credit for all of them. Afghan officers are closing vetting their soldiers and american troops have been ordered to carry loaded weapons everywhere they go. Even at a relatively secure base like bagram. I've been to this base dozens of times and it feels a little different. An american soldier told me he's being vigilant, but not paranoid, but at least not now. The president talked about the attacks saying he would soon speak to president karzai, so, quote, we can stay on top of this, diane. Mike boettcher who has reported so often from afghanistan. By the way, he's heading out on an imbed with ameri troops.

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