October 23, 2014 | Quote

Kidnapping Plot in Turkey Raises New Questions About U.S. Troops’ Safety

U.S. troops in Turkey should not wear their uniforms while off base and take other precautions so that they don’t become an “easy target,” said Daveed Gartenstein-Ross of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington-based think tank.

“In Turkey, you have this significant presence in the south of [Islamic State], of al-Qaida — and they’re active in other parts of the country as well,” he said. “I would definitely say that it is something that should be a concern, something that is on the radar of soldiers because they could, perhaps, be targeted.

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