Greensboro, NC -- According the the Department of Defense as of 10:00 am October 2, there have been exactly 2,000 American deaths in Afghanistan alone.
President Barack Obama has said the U.S. will withdraw most of its combat forces by the end of 2014.
But it's the troop withdrawal and Afghan police training process that's led to the most recent attacks. As NATO troops work to train Afghan police to take over security, they're being killed in what's being called "insider attacks." Already, more than 50 NATO troops have died this year when Afghan soldiers turned their guns against them.
It's hard enough to deal with issues when you know who the enemy is. But what happens when the people you're working to help turn on you? What kind of problems can that create?
Catherine Tanner-Harron, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist joined Frank Mickens to talk about the possible mental impact of insider attacks.
She touched on whether or not insider attacks make our troops more vulnerable to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, how it may effect their ability to focus on the task at hand, and what we can do to help when they come back home. To watch the full video, click play in the video window.
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