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A U.S. servicemember stands guard in Afghanistan (Screen grab from Alex Pena video/Stars and Stripes)

KABUL — So far this year, insider attacks — in which members of the Afghan National Security forces have turned their guns on U.S. troops — have claimed 15 lives.

The sharp decline from last year’s peak of 62 can be attributed to a program that combines vigilance and outreach.

Capt. Ryan Vandrovec of the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, tells Stars and Stripes how the approach has been effective in Maiwand district.

pena.alex@stripes.com

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