U.S. Troops to Conduct Less Operations with Afghans

Too many have shot at their Western partners in green-on-blue attacks and officials say the anti-Islamic film made it worse, suggesting it's a house of cards we've built in the Kush


U.S. troops in Afghanistan have been ordered to significantly scale back on-the-ground operations with Afghan military and police forces after a spike in insider attacks that has seriously undermined U.S. trust in their local allies.

The decision, officials said Tuesday, is also linked to concerns that American field troops have become more vulnerable to attacks because of Muslim outrage over a controversial anti-Islam video.