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Insider Threat
Statement by Gen Dunford

 


Statement on the Insider Threat by General Dunford
April 2013

"One tactic the insurgents use to sow distrust and attack our resolve is infiltration in friendly forces for the purposes of attacking from the inside, sometimes described as "Green on Blue" or "Green on Green"attacks. We recognize the insider attacks are a threat to Afghan andCoalition forces and take this issue very seriously. ISAF is a learning,adaptive organization, and we have devoted a tremendous amount of time andenergy to better understand this threat. Together, ISAF and the Afghan government have undertaken numerous measures to reduce the risk of insiderattacks, including improved vetting and screening, counter-intelligence, andcultural awareness. We are constantly refining our approach.

Our actions are based upon the three pillars: Force Protection, Situational Awareness, and Counter-Intelligence (CI). Our Force Protection (FP) effortsinclude the assignment of a dedicated FP Officer to provide a daily risk assessment and adjust FPO measures as appropriate. We have also institutedguidance to employ Guardian Angels to prevent insider attacks or reduce theeffects of these attacks. We have brought in outside support to provideInsider Threat Situational Awareness Training with mobile training teams.These teams provide a sophisticated understanding of Human Behavior PatternRecognition Analysis, helping to identify predictive indicators of potential insider attacks. Our final pillar encompasses the expansion of our CI teamsfor both the Coalition and Afghan National Army; we have accomplished this by employing additional resources from Allied Command Counter-Intelligence,while the Afghans have transferred CI personnel from the Ministry ofInterior and National Directorate of Security over to the Afghan National Army."

 

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Text of General Dunford's statement on Insider Threat taken from document found at link below:

www.armed-services.senate.gov/statemnt/2013/04%20April/Dunford_04-16-13.pdf

 

 


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