We have heard repeatedly how successful our Afghanistan campaign has been after thousands of dead Americans and hundreds of billions of dollars. That does not exactly fit with the announcement yesterday that the U.S. military will now longer allow U.S. forces to do joint field operations. This is not because of the threat of the Taliban but the Afghan soldiers themselves who have been regularly shooting their American allies at checkpoints and operations.
Afghan soldiers have shot NATO soldiers 36 times this year and killed 51. Most of the dead and wounded are Americans. The latest were four American and two British troops killed by their brothers in arms.
Notably, the U.S. admits that only 10 to 25 percent of the attacks are the result of enemy infiltrators. The rest are simply Afghan allies who view the U.S. as more dangerous than the Taliban. I wonder who gave them that idea . . .