August 7, 2014

Is Afghanistan Going the Way of Iraq?

Joshua Keating, Slate

The Associated Press

The killing of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene by an Afghan soldier on Tuesday doesn’t just mark the first killing of a U.S. general in a war zone since Vietnam. It’s also a disturbing example of a problem that coalition forces had seemed to be getting under control: so-called insider, or “green-on-blue,” attacks.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Iraq, Green-on-blue Attacks, Taliban


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