U.S. commander in Afghanistan reveals new security measures

The U.S. forces commander in Afghanistan said new security measures would only briefly delay U.S. and coalition partners’ training of Afghan police.

Gen. John Allen said he was focusing on re-vetting the 16,000 local police stationed throughout the country.

That means another 1,000 recruits are waiting for training.

The slow down comes as the military faces a growing number of insider threats from local forces. Allen said it was a complex issue that requires a comprehensive, combined response from all allies.

He said they were improving the vetting process for new recruits, increasing counterintelligence teams and creating an anonymous insider-threat reporting system.

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