Another initiative, now a priority, is a program named “Guardian Angel.”
notice that they have cleverly modified the "black market uniform" IO
narrative. For the last month or so they have claimed that
investigations determined that these are mostly not infiltrators
(ridiculous on the face of it), but "disaffected" members of Afgh mil
and police. They don't bother with the obvious implication if this was
true - that treatment from US trainers or the shitty operational
atmosphere or something equally bad was causing basically decent
recruits to decide to turn on their Western allies.
They still do the "afghan uniform" misdirect in every case. Even when - as WaPo reported
- the attacker wasn't even wearing a uniform. (The tea boy mentioned in NYT piece served the Afghan commander more than tea.)
US command has officially changed the designation from "green on
blue attacks" to "insider attacks." And now we have this
manpower-intensive "Guardian Angel" approach ...
implications for the mission remain the same as when we first discussed
the problem a couple of years ago. If our only hope for a decent exit
from AF is to stand up a sizable security apparatus, and we have this
disastrous "insider attacks" issue, we are fucked.
Hence, the only approach is to have a bullshit information operation to downplay the problem.