A follow up to a previous post, "American troops were not allowed to carry weapons in Afghan ministry buildings", where it was reported that 'guardian angels' were assigned to protect our unarmed troops while they sleep -- the Taliban has proven they will go to any lengths to get access to our troops in order to kill them, including dressing like women (or transvestites?). UK Mail Online has the story and pictures, ewwwaaaah! Meet the Taliban transvestites: Rebels are captured dressed in drag
U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan have assigned 'guardian angels' - troops who watch over their comrades even as they sleep - as part of a series of increased security measures to protect troops against possible rogue attacks.
The added protections are part of a directive issued in recent weeks by Marine General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, to guard against insider threats.
And they come in the wake of a spike in attacks on U.S. and coalition forces by Afghans, including the point-blank shooting deaths of two U.S. advisers in Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior.
Disguise: Captured Taliban militants are presented to the media in Mehterlam, east of Kabul, yesterday. Concerned by the increased threat to U.S. forces, military commanders have assigned 'guardian angels' - troops that watch over their comrades even as they sleep - as part of a series of increased security measures
Spectacle: The insurgents dressed as women show the Taliban's determination to infiltrate coalition forces
The lengths the Taliban are prepared to go to in order to gain access to coalition forces was illustrated yesterday when local police arrested seven men dressed in women's clothing in Mehterlam, Laghman province, east of Kabul.
Tensions have increased in recent weeks, most noticeably after Staff Sergeant Robert Bales wandered off a U.S. military base in southern Afghanistan and allegedly killed eight Afghan adults and nine children.
Doesn't look like any women I've ever seen.
Do go read Tammy Swofford's article, "Sending Unarmed American Combatants into a Conflict Zone", it's a doozie.