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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Paraag Shukla
The post-Koran-burning slayings in Afghanistan have put focus on one of the most pressing questions facing U.S. commanders: Why do Afghan troops suddenly turn their weapons on NATO personnel and kill them?
"The Taliban have been pretty consistent in messaging, calling for the Afghan security force, police and army to turn on their NATO counterparts," said Paraag Shukla, a former Pentagon intelligence officer who is an analyst at the Institute for the Study of War.
"When you have a rapidly growing force like that, it becomes increasingly difficult to monitor everyone," Mr. Shukla said.