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10 U.S. Troops Killed In Two Weeks By ‘Green On Blue’ Violence

Dignified transfer at Dover AFB of Staff Sgt. Scott Dickinson
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Above: Dignified transfer at Dover AFB of Staff Sgt. Scott Dickinson

Two Afghan police officers shot two U.S. troops on Sunday, killing one of them. This latest incident of 'green on blue' violence raises the death toll to ten U.S. service members in two weeks, according to the Associated Press.

The A.P. reports that Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in Afghanistan today to meet with with Gen. John Allen, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces in the country.

U.S. forces spokesman Jamie Graybeal said of the meeting:

"He's certainly talking about a number of issues including progress with the (military) campaign and the like. "He's also obviously talking about the insider attacks."

The Washington Post reported recently that one of the attacks was perpetrated by a 15-year-old Afghan boy who had been mistakenly identified as an Afghan police officer. The teenager called Aynoddin shot to death three U.S. Marines working out in a base gym on August 9th. One of those Marines, who had deployed out of Camp Lejeune, was San Diego native Staff Sgt. Scott Dickinson.

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