Afghanistan exit strategy in doubt as Isaf command bans joint operations | The Guardian
By Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul, Julian Borger and Richard Norton-Taylor
Nato’s exit strategy in Afghanistan appeared to be in serious jeopardy on Tuesday, after it emerged that the US military command had set fresh limits on joint operations with Afghan troops in the wake of a rapid increase of “green-on-blue attacks” involving local soldiers turning their guns on their foreign mentors.
The order, issued by the deputy commander of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), Lieutenant General James Terry, indefinitely suspends joint patrols and other operations for units smaller than 800-strong battalions.
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