Nato and US military leaders are worried after Taliban insurgents have mounted highly successful surprise attacks against US and Afghanistan troops.
A recent poll shows Americans growing weary over the seemingly pointless front against the Taliban and would love to see their troops brought home.
"Ten American troops were killed at the weekend in two surprise attacks that caused alarm in Nato’s US-led coalition.
In one, hundreds of insurgents attacked a pair of isolated outposts in eastern Afghanistan, killing eight US soldiers and several Afghan policemen in the deadliest battle in 15 months. Scores more Afghan policemen were reportedly captured by the Taleban.
In the other an Afghan policeman opened fire on the American soldiers with whom he was working in central Wardak province, killing two and injuring three. " Via