The Taliban are strange lot indeed.
Meet the Taliban transvestites: Rebels are captured dressed in drag
- ‘Guardian angels’ are troops who watch over comrades even as they sleep
- The lengths Taliban are prepared to go to to gain access to coalition forces shown as two militants dressed in women’s clothing are arrested
By GRAHAM SMITH
UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 30 March 2012
U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan have assigned ‘guardian angels’ – troops who watch over their comrades even as they sleep – as part of a series of increased security measures to protect troops against possible rogue attacks.
The added protections are part of a directive issued in recent weeks by Marine General John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, to guard against insider threats.
And they come in the wake of a spike in attacks on U.S. and coalition forces by Afghans, including the point-blank shooting deaths of two U.S. advisers in Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior.