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Insider attacks widen Afghanistan trust deficit
Incidents show that vetting process for recruitment was botched in the rush to establish a police force
- A combination picture of the official portraits of Australian Private Nathanael Galagher (L) and Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald, who were both killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 30, 2012, released by the Australian Defence ministry in Holsworthy on August 31, 2012. Australia suffered its worst combat losses since the Vietnam War when five troops were killed in Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday, prompting Prime Minister Julia Gillard to return home early from a regional Pacific leaders' conference.
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