Saturday, March 03, 2012

They've Even Got a Name For It Now - "Green on Blue"

"Green on Blue" is the newly coined term for deadly attacks by Afghan military or security forces on US or NATO soldiers in Afghanistan.   It seems to be happening with such regularity that a code phrase was deemed convenient.

The latest such attack (that we know of as yet) occurred on Thursday when three Afghan men, two of them Afghan security force members, shot and killed two American soldiers.

A Pentagon spokesman responding to the latest killings acknowledged the recent increase in these "green on blue" attacks.  In an ominous reminder of the Iraq fiasco, he added that American forces would "stay the course."   Then again, what choice do they have except to leave?

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