A member of the Taliban committed suicide through detonation at a NATO airbase in Bagram which is north by Kabul. Among the 17 that were injured, 4 Americans were killed. The U.S. Defense Secretary "For those who carried out this attack, my message is simple. We will not be deterred in our mission to protect our homeland and help Afghanistan secure its own future." Just last year, another suicide bomber killed 6 American troops in the same city. Following this recent attack, the Pentagon is now looking to provide and improve the protection of the base. This has been a set back for President Obama as his original plan was to originally have all the U.S. troops out of the country by the end of his term, but due to the Taliban, he has had to relinquish that idea. This base was also the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan. A Taliban spokesman also spoke out in exaggeration and bragged about killing more people than there actually we. They had apparently been planning this for four months.