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Washington mobilizes against-espionage to fight against the infiltration of Taliban

The U.S. military will be sending 80 agents of espionage-cons to Afghanistan to help stop the infiltration of Taliban into the Afghan security forces, the New York Times reported it.

Quoting military sources, the newspaper claims that these specialists will strengthen the personal investigations on recruits, review the profiles of soldiers who were trained and tighten procedures to identify people vulnerable to recruitment by the Taliban and their supporters.

Some officers have already arrived and others are expected soon, citing a spokesman for NATO in Afghanistan.


Fighting between Taliban and NATO troops are from year to year the deadliest since the 2001 invasion. The United States sent about 30,000 ground troops to achieve victory last year.

The gradual withdrawal of 130,000 soldiers of the international coalition in Afghanistan will begin in July, Afghan army and police due to begin in July and end on 2014 to take over security.


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