A Taliban insurgent shot a US general in this week’s deadly insider attack, the latest sign the Afghan war isn’t going as planned

“The Pentagon has sought to downplay the incident, characterizing it as an Afghan-on-Afghan attack where US military personnel were caught in the crossfire” writes Ryan Pickrell for Jeffrey Smiley, who sustained at least one gunshot wound, according to The Post, citing four people with knowledge of the deadly attack.

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