Green on Blue equals RED, Part II

This is Part II of a two-part series. Part one can be read at As the Sr. NCO on my team I always told my team to NEVER trust anyone that is not 100% American, even our terps. Even though we trusted them more than anyone else (we had to as our lives counted on

Green on Blue equals RED

I remember when I wrote about Green on Blue attacks over the last few years and they were like anomalies that were devastating, but rare.  I can’t write about them like that anymore because they are just happening too damned often. We are losing our warfighters to the hands of our “friends” weekly, and that is unacceptable. This is

40 Taliban killed? I am not so sure

About 40 Taliban militants were killed and 14 injured when militants launched a cross-border attack against police checkposts in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province Saturday, a provincial government spokesman said. That sounds like great news but the fact that this information is from the Afghans makes it highly suspect, especially with Afghan police in the Gomal

A failing program

Pentagon Defends Afghan Local Police Program The Pentagon defended a program Monday that recruits local police forces in Afghan villages despite a U.S.-funded report that raises questions about the militia’s performance and alleged abuses. Top officers, including the former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, have portrayed the Afghan Local