Increasing numbers of ‘green on blue’ attacks – is there a simple solution? Probably not…

Green on blue attacks are on the rise.

With increasing frequency, Afghan soldiers, police officers and even cooks are turning on their ISAF comrades with devastating consequences.

Thanks to an audacious attack on Camp Bastion – the most fortified city in the world – followed by the murder of two soldiers from the Third Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment by a man in an Afghan police uniform, the world and its father waded into the discussion on whether or not to reduce joint patrols, last month.

The idiosyncrasies of the conflict in Afghanistan still confound me. Despite all the time I have spent out there – embedded with troops from … Read more →

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