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Topic - Bill Speaks
Taliban insurgents recently vowed to carry out new “infiltration” attacks aimed at killing and demoralizing U.S., allied, and Afghan military forces as part of the spring military offensive, according to U.S. officials.
Western nations preparing to withdraw from combat in Afghanistan increasingly are alarmed by Afghan security forces turning their weapons on allied troops, attacks that the Taliban claim as proof of their sway over local troops.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military parade rehearsal Monday in Yemen's capital, killing 96 soldiers in one of the deadliest attacks in the city in years, officials said. Al Qaeda's Yemen branch claimed responsibility for the attack.
The U.S. Central Command is stepping up psychological warfare operations using software that allows it to target social media websites used by terrorists.
Speaks said more Afghans were killed in insider attacks than U.S. and allied forces.
Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Speaks said the military is aware of the threat.