US Afghanistan

August 23, 2012 - 12:44 PM
FILE - In this May 23, 2012 file photo, Marine Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. The rising number of attacks on U.S. troops by Afghan police and soldiers may be due in part to the stress on Afghan forces from fasting during the just-concluded Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)