At least 12 non-military foreign personnel were killed in late November- seven Spanish intelligence officers, two Japanese diplomats, two South Korean electrical workers and a Colombian contractor (MEED 1:12:03).

Greenstock said that the US’ new, more aggressive approach to dealing with insurgents in the country would eventually improve security problems, but said that it was important not to create more enemies in the process (MEED 6:11:03).