Photo: International Business Times/Angelo Young Threat From Within — Washington Free Beacon U.S. military braced for surge in Taliban ‘insider’ attacks after recent statement Taliban insurgents recently vowed to carry out new “infiltration” attacks aimed at killing and demoralizing U.S., allied, and Afghan military forces as part of the spring military offensive, according to U.S. officials. The expected increase in what the Pentagon calls “insider” attacks by Taliban sympathizers or infiltrators followed an April 27 statement by the Islamist terror group. It was the first time the Taliban identified insider attacks as a key tactic. U.S. military officials have said the Taliban shifted to insider attacks as U.S. and allied forces became more adept at countering improvised explosive devices—deadly roadside bombs that have killed and injured hundreds during the 12-year war. Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Speaks said the military is aware of the threat. Read more …. My Comment : The screening process has changed …. so this Taliban tactic will probably not be as effective as it was before. At least I hope so.