French tolerance dwindles over Afghan ‘insider threat’
NATO officials have tended to downplay “insider threat” - or cases of Afghan soldiers attacking their coalition partners. But that could change with French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s harsh response to Friday’s killing of four French troops.
It has been happening so often over the past few years that security experts even have a term for it. ‘Insider threat’ is the expression used when Afghan soldiers or police turn on their foreign partners, and it has become an increasingly familiar one in NATO’s lexicon.