“Insider Attack” On American Soldiers Makes Experts Wonder Who We Can Trust

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Three Americans Killed By Afghan Soldier

Three American soldiers were killed and another wounded when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban is taking responsibility for the attack, but some believe there could be another reason for the shots fired.

Afghan Soldiers | Photo Credit Telegraph
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Three American soldiers were killed and another wounded when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban is taking responsibility for the attack, but some believe there could be another reason for the shots fired.

The Trump administration is ramping up efforts in Afghanistan. There may be too much nation building going on at this time. Some believe that less troops in the area will help Americans win the hearts and minds. With more troops, essentially, we look like we’re trying to take over aggressively.

Former Navy SEAL Discuses Insider Attack

Former Navy SEAL tells Fox News:

“This can happen for a lot of reasons and a lot of times, it’s because of a misunderstanding. It could be a small-scale argument. There’s a lot of slang that a lot of people in the Army, Navy, Marine Corp. use that if the Afghan doesn’t quite speak the language, takes it as a personal insult to his family.”

“I’ve seen it with my guys in places where there are weapons to the point where this could be a big deal. The numbers [of incidents] have gone down recently, but this is a big problem.”

Cause Of The Shooting Remains Unclear

Afghan Soldiers | Photo Credit Static

Reuters reports:

“The Afghan soldier was killed in the incident, Khogyani said. “The cause of the shooting is not clear. An investigation has already begun,” he said. A Pentagon statement confirmed that three U.S. soldiers had been killed in eastern Afghanistan and one wounded soldier had been evacuated for medical treatment. The statement provided no further details of the incident but said it was under investigation.”

“So-called “green-on-blue” insider attacks by Afghan soldiers on international service members were a major problem several years ago, but now occur less frequently after security measures were improved and the number of foreign troops in the country fell sharply.”

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