“Most ‘Green on Blue’ Attacks Individually Motivated”

— The headline on an American Forces Press Service story quoting Pentagon spokesman Captain John Kirby. Kirby says most of the cases of Afghan troops killing U.S. and allied soldiers — accounting for 15% of allied KIAs so far this year — do so based on individual grievances. “We believe that less than half, somewhere in the neighborhood of three to four out of every 10 [attacks] is inspired, or resourced, or planned or executed by the Taliban or Taliban sympathizers,” Kirby said Friday.

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