The Taliban terrorists who pulled off one of the most damaging attacks of the Afghanistan War were probably trained for the plot in Pakistan, illustrating how the U.S. ally threatens to jeopardize a successful withdrawal, military experts say.
The attack on the heavily defended Camp Bastion in Helmand province destroyed six U.S. aircraft and killed two Marines on Sept. 14. One of the attackers survived and has revealed that he received some of his training for the plot in Pakistan, a senior U.S. military official told USA TODAY. The official requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue of U.S.-Pakistani relations. (USA Today, Posted 28 Nov 12)