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Topic - Navy Cmdr. Bill Speaks
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.
"For our service members operating in the field hearing about these attacks, it is only natural to be concerned about their welfare and that of their buddies, and to have a heightened sense of awareness," said Navy Cmdr. Bill Speaks, a Pentagon spokesman. "Anyone in that position would do the same, and we don't discount the impact of these tragedies on individual morale."