Noticed something the other morning.
Yes, they definitely deconflicted the IO matrix. Nice. No more mention of "uniforms" or "disaffected recruits."
And then no sooner than I had finished answering a call and moved on to indulging in more news did I see this:
Training suspended for new Afghan recruits
More vetting for ties to insurgency. Doesn't sound like disaffected recruits. Messaging #fail.
Looks like they've finally decided to deconflict the "Black Market Uniform"/"Green on Blue"/"Insider Attacks" IO matrix.
It's been interesting to note how the "Afghan Uniform"/"Insider Attacks" narrative has
swallowed up much of the oxygen in the discussions of the war recently.
Gen. Allen being forced to admit that instead of around 10%, that a
quarter of the insider attacks are by infiltrators. The real number is
doubtlessly 75-80% or even higher.
New messaging still deflecting from ultimate failure of Afgh mission
if we can't leave honorably with trusted security forces in place.