In the first green-on-blue attack in December, an Afghan policewoman named Nargis shot and killed an American contractor named Joseph Griffin in Kabul. The Christmas Eve attack marks the 46th incident in 2012.
Fellow War Studies alum Julie M. Super recently published an article on India’s relations with the United States and Iran in Asia Policy.
The past weekend saw two incidents of “green-on-green” violence between Afghan security forces, a different but closely related phenomenon to the green-on-blue attacks that have plagued ISAF forces this summer. The nature of each attack highlights the danger that insider attacks still pose.
A recent RUSI report claims the Taliban would be willing to accept US military bases in Afghanistan as part of a political settlement. Does the claim indicate fault lines within the Taliban, or just faulty information?
I’m excited to report that my Baghdad counterinsurgency simulation, Fardh al-Qanoon was displayed at the Connections Wargaming Conference held at the National Defense University last week. While I was not an attendee, others had the chance to see the latest version of the game thanks to Dr. Peter Perla.
While not a direct parallel, the Catholic Church’s 13th century Inquisition against the Cathars in southern France resembles a modern counter-insurgency campaign.