Insider Attacks in Afghanistan Raises Questions About Future Wars
(KCEN) -- It's a critical juncture in the war in Afghanistan.
There are now 33,000 fewer U.S. troops in the country now that the surge is over.
A top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the nature of the campaign is to give the Afghan National Security Forces the means to create security in the country.
But the spike in insider attacks against NATO forces is raising questions about the future of the war.
John Allen, a top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said, "We're going to work as hard as we possibly can, around the clock, to understand the problem and I think we have a good grip on it now and to work very closely with our Afghan partners to eliminate this threat."
Allen says the Taliban will likely continue attacks even after a U.S. withdrawal, but he has great confidence in the ability of the Afghan forces to repel those attacks.