Sunday, March 11, 2012

Afghanistan Shooting

This could not have come at a worst time for the US effort in Afghanistan. In the aftermath of the recent Koran protests, tensions are high. Actions like the latest serve only to escalate tensions even further and deeper into US-Afghan relationship. Sadly, aside from training NCOs to spot and report the signs of serious mental instability, there is little that can be done to prevent things like this from happening. Every day across Afghanistan thousands of American, British and other ISAF soldiers put their lives on the line to try and build a better, safer future for the people of Afghanistan. This is moral and heroic work. But.. as with any act like this latest one, this sacrifice will now have less credibility in the eyes of Afghans. 

This incident will have real strategic consequences as well as more obvious human consequences.

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