General Addresses Afghan Attacks

    Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey (C) walks at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters in Kabul on August 20, 2012. The top US military officer held talks with NATO commanders in Afghanistan on Monday, looking to halt unprecedented attacks by Afghan allies that have killed 40 Western soldiers so far this year. Ten soldiers, mostly Americans, have been killed by Afghan allies in the past two weeks, while the total toll of 40 this year makes up 13 percent of all international coalition deaths.  AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI        (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    After a string of attacks in which Afghan police and soldiers have killed international troops serving in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Kabul on Monday to meet with leaders. “He’s certainly talking about a number of issues, including progress with the [military] campaign and the like,” said spokesman Jamie Graybeal. “He’s also obviously talking about the insider attacks.” In an attack Sunday an American soldier—the 10th in two weeks—was killed when Afghan police fired on U.S. troops.

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