Monthly Archives: January 2014

Purging of our military continues

55th Wing Command Chief is relieved of duty

WASHINGTON—The 55th Wing Command Chief at Offutt Air Force, Nebraska, was relieved of duty Monday, but Air Force officials said privacy requirements prevented them from divulging why.

Chief Master Sgt. William W. ThomastonChief Master Sgt. William W. Thomaston Jr. was transferred to a non-supervisory position outside the wing after 55th Wing commander Col. Gregory Guillot determined he was no longer able to effectively perform his duties, said Ryan Hansen, an Air Force spokesman at Offutt.

“There were no criminal charges and no charges were preferred, and no court martials are pending,” Hansen said.

Because there were no criminal charges, Hansen said he was not at liberty to provide further information about the reason for his reassignment, or any actions taken against Thomaston.

According to Offutt’s website, Thomaston enlisted in the Air Force in 1986 and began his career as a medical service specialist. Among his assignments, Thomaston has served as a senior flight medic, group superintendent and chief of the Air Force Enlisted Force Development and liaison to the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force at the Pentagon. In his duties at Offutt, he was principal adviser to the 55th Wing commander and responsible for overseeing more than 5,000 enlisted airmen.

The 55th Wing operates a variety of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, as well as the E-4B Advanced Airborne Command Post.
Twitter: @ChrisCarroll_


Elections: What Difference At This Point Does It Make

State Dept. names groups behind Benghazi attack…. same groups Obama, Clinton, Ayers and Dorhn organized, funded and armed to create Obama’s Arab Spring…

State Department Names Groups Behind Benghazi Strike

The State Department on Friday for the first time blamed specific groups and militants for the 2012 Benghazi attack, designating them as terrorists — a move that further undermines initial claims the attack was spontaneous.

The department announced that it was labeling Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi and Ansar al-Sharia in Darnah as terror organizations, in part over their role in the Benghazi attack. It applied the same label to Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia, over a separate attack on Americans in Tunis.

The State Department also labeled as terrorists Sufian bin Qumu, head of the Darnah branch and a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, and Ahmed Abu Khattalah, head of the Benghazi branch.

Fox News previously reported that the two were suspected of playing a role in the attack. And despite State Department claims that Al Qaeda leadership was not involved and a recent news report echoing that assessment, Fox News has learned that bin Qumu has Al Qaeda ties.

According to his Guantanamo file, he has historic ties to the Al Qaeda network, including training at one point at “Usama bin Laden’s Torkham camp.”

The State Department, in its announcement Friday, specifically discussed allegations against the Ansar al-Sharia branches.

“Ansar al-Shari’a in Benghazi and Ansar al-Shari’a in Darnah have been involved in terrorist attacks against civilian targets, frequent assassinations, and attempted assassinations of security officials and political actors in eastern Libya, and the September 11, 2012 attacks against the U.S. Special Mission and Annex in Benghazi, Libya,” the department said. “Members of both organizations continue to pose a threat to U.S. interests in Libya.”

Shortly after the attack, administration officials indicated it was related to protests over an anti-Islam film that were raging elsewhere in Africa and the Middle East, describing it as spontaneous. They have since backed off that explanation, though have not ruled out the film as having played some role. Many lawmakers, though, have claimed the film was not a factor and the attack was planned by terrorists.

The department on Friday cited Khattalah and bin Qumu over their leadership roles in the al-Sharia organizations. Khattalah, though, told Fox News in October 2012 that while he was at the U.S. consulate that night, he was not responsible for the attack. He claimed he was helping Libyan security workers defending the compound.

The new terror designation bars anyone from providing or trying to provide “material support or resources” to those organizations and individuals, and freezes any assets they have in the U.S. The State Department announced that it has also updated its Rewards for Justice website to include a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of anyone involved in the Benghazi attack.

The department had faced criticism for not including that reward on the website, though officials claimed reward offers had nevertheless been made.

Four Americans died in the 2012 attack, and so far nobody has been brought to justice in connection with the killings.

“The U.S. government is committed to taking all appropriate actions against the organizations and individuals responsible for the attacks against the U.S. diplomatic facilities in Libya and Tunisia,” the State Department said, also referring to a 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Greg Palkot contributed to this report.

watch video of news report at link above.

Mom of First Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq – ‘I Can’t Call Obama a Commander in Chief’

Military Purging Christianity

Nov 15, 2013

Military Veteran Put on Leave for Having ‘God Bless America’ in Email Signature

Nov 6, 2013

A Clear and Present Danger: The Threat of Religious Freedom in the Military

Oct 11, 2013

Senate OKs Bill for Military Chaplains

Oct 9, 2013

Priests Barred from Military Chapels During Shutdown

Faith Under Fire: When Religious Freedom Becomes the Target

July 30, 2013

Military’s censorship of Christian chaplain’s column doesn’t go far enough for atheist group

July 24, 2013

Military Censors Christian Chaplain, Atheists Call for Punishment

July 24, 2013

Chaplain Ordered to Remove Religious Essay From Military Website

July 15, 2013

New Coalition Pushes Back on Obama Admin’s Religious Liberty Failures

July 12, 2013

Qualified Military Teacher on Radical Islam/Terrorism now relieved of Teaching Duties/Career Red Flagged

July 11, 2013

The case of Technical Sgt. Layne Wilson, a 27-year veteran of the Utah Air National Guard

June 11, 2013

Airman Punished for Objecting to Gay Marriage in Military Chapel

June 18, 2013

Obama Admin. Says It ‘Strongly’ Opposes Religious Freedom in Military

June 13, 2013

“Expansion and Implementation of Protection of Rights of Conscience of Members of the Armed Forces and Chaplains of Such Members” has already received a veto threat from the Obama administration.

June 8, 2013

Admiral Says Christians Told to Hide Their Faith

June 5, 2013

Congressman: Troops Being Punished For Expressing Religious Faith

May 16, 2013

Obama Continues His Assault on Christians: Will Force Military Chaplains to Marry Gays

May 6, 2013

Lawmaker: Military Developing Culture Hostile to Religion

May 6, 2013

Pentagon says military personnel can evangelize but not proselytize

May 6, 2013

ACLJ Calls on Defense Secretary to Cut Ties with Anti-Christian Extremist Used by Pentagon as Advisor on Religious Tolerance

May 2, 2013

Air Force Officer Told to Remove Bible from Desk

April 28, 2013

Pentagon Taps Anti-Christian Extremist for Religious Tolerance Policy

April 16, 2013

Fundamentalist Christian Monsters: Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

April 10, 2013

Lawmakers Want Army to Apologize for Attacks on Christians


  • A War Games scenario at Fort Leavenworth that identified Christian groups and Evangelical groups as being potential threats;
  • A 2009 Dept. of Homeland Security memorandum that identified future threats to national security coming from Evangelicals and pro-life groups;
  • A West Point study released by the U.S. Military Academy’s Combating Terrorism Center that linked pro-lifers to terrorism;
  • Evangelical leader Franklin Graham was uninvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service because of his comments about Islam;
  • Christian prayers were banned at the funeral services for veterans at Houston’s National Cemetery;
  • Bibles were banned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center – a decision that was later rescinded;
  • Christian crosses and a steeple were removed from a chapel in Afghanistan because the military said the icons disrespected other religions;
  • Catholic chaplains were told not to read a letter to parishioners from their archbishop related to Obamcare mandates. The Secretary of the Army feared the letter could be viewed as a call for civil disobedience.

PUrged Troops

B R E A K I N G — Top Generals Reveal Obama’s SECRET High Level Military

Nov 4, 2013

US commander in Japan relieved of duty due to alleged misconduct

Oct 18, 2013

Colonel in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion relieved

Oct 15, 2013

143rd ESC command team suspended pending investigation

Oct 1, 2013

STARNES EXCLUSIVE: 80 Christian Airmen Say They’ve Been Subjected to Threats, Punishment For evangelical Christians

Oct 1, 2013

Two Marine generals fired for security lapses in Afghanistan

Oct 1, 2013

Marine Corps whistleblower relieved following allegations of email harassment

Sept. 30, 2013

Two Marine Generals Asked to Retire for 2012 Attack in Afghanistan

Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus & Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant

(I need to find actual date of this report)


Sept 29, 2013

Marine Corps whistleblower faces vengeance from superiors

Sept 6, 2013

Protect Sergeant Phillip Monk from Air Force Court Martial

July 12, 2013

Qualified Military Teacher on Radical Islam/Terrorism now relieved of Teaching Duties/Career Red Flagged

August 19, 2013

Observing 4th Anniversary of Green Beret’s Bogus Conviction on Sexual Assault Charges

Aug 5, 2013

Military Leaders Pushed by Political Correctness

June 19, 2013

President Barack Obama Leading DoD Sexual Assault Witch Hunt

June 18, 2013

Army colonel in Japan suspended; civilian deputy reassigned

June 14, 2013

Sexual Assault Witch Hunt Moves Forward After Investigating Officer Recommends Against It

June 11, 2013

Troops ‘targeted by NSA for anti-Obama views’


Troops targeted by NSA for anti-obama views

Troops ‘targeted by NSA for anti-Obama views’


June 7, 2013

Commander suspended over handling of sexual assault claim

May 16, 2013

Retired 4 star Admiral Blows Whistle on Benghazi new Evidence

May 4, 2013,

‘Unconscionable cover-up’ Book Exposes Links Between DoD Memos and ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attacks in Afghanistan

May 4, 2013

3rd US Military Support Plane Crashes In Afghanistan In Less Than A Week, 3 Crew From Crash Not Yet Found

April 23, 2013

GOP Benghazi report blames Clinton

April 20, 2013

Air Force General, Wife Killed in Plane Crash


April 19, 2013

HUGE: Benghazi whistleblower says admin is lying, multiple assets could have aided our guys by 2nd attack

Jan 29, 2013

Defense Department’s Actions Against LTC Matthew Dooley Violate National Interests: TMLC Challenges National Defense University’s Accreditation

Jan 25, 2013

Mattis vs. Donilon: Wow, no one even called to tell him he was being replaced?

Jan 22, 2013

Williams: “looking more and more like General Petraeus was set up by the administration”

Jan 21, 2013

Obama Ousts Another General, This Time, The Head Of Central Command

Jan 18, 2013

The Obama Administration’s Inexplicable Mishandling of Marine Gen. James Mattis

Dec 14, 2012

Bombshell – Truth Buried Over Lt. Colonel Matthew Dooley’s Anti-Islam Controversy

Nov 5, 2012


Sept 20, 2012

“Joint Chiefs chairman to retired military: Stop slamming Obama!” <—Spineless Career Politician General

Aug 21, 2012

Enemy n chief hussein Obama Adds Military Heroes to ‘Enemies List’

Aug 8, 2012

Navy SEAL Forced To Retire For Criticizing Obama’s Policies…

June 24, 2012

Another Brave Hero Raked Over The Coals To Appease The Enemy

June 20, 2012

Military instructor suspended over Islam course

May 24, 2012

The Obama Administration is leaking a terrifying amount of classified information as part of a marketing propaganda campaign to toughen the President’s image. But the potential fallout will result in war losses and dead American soldiers.

March 16, 2012

U.S. Rules of Engagement Killing Our Sons as Politicians Protect Afghans

March 9, 2012

Sacrificing Marines for the “Greater Good”?

March 2, 2012

COIN is dead and our soldiers are dying with it

August 6,  2011

Extortion 17

Aug 6, 2011

22 Navy SEALs among 30 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan as NATO helicopter is shot down

Green on Blue Attacks

The Long War Journal

Data last updated on Oct. 26, 2013

I. Introduction

II. Data Summary

III. Timeline of Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan, 2008 – 2013


Attacks on Coalition forces by Afghan forces — the so-called green-on-blue attacks — are emerging as a major threat in the 11-year-old war in Afghanistan. These attacks from within have increased dramatically within the past two years, and in 2012 they accounted for 15% of Coalition deaths.

As the United States prepares to complete the withdrawal of its combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, the US military and its Coalition partners are increasingly shifting security responsibilities to Afghan forces. The success of this security transition depends greatly on the strength and competence of the Afghan military and police. Accordingly, the training of the newly-mustered Afghan forces has become a linchpin of Coalition strategy, which in turn hinges upon the work of trainers with Afghan security forces. This situation has placed Coalition troops at increasing risk as the drawdowns continue and Taliban efforts to infiltrate Afghan forces are being ramped up.

In 2012, attacks by Afghan forces on Coalition forces surged; in 2012, they accounted for 15% of Coalition deaths. In 2011, green-on-blue attacks accounted for 6%; in 2010, 2%; in 2009, 2%; and in 2008, less than 1%.

Although NATO commanders have stated that an estimated 90% of the attacks are due to cultural differences and personal enmity, the attacks began spiking in 2011, just after President Barack Obama announced the plan to pull the surge forces, end combat operations in 2014, and shift security to Afghan forces. The Taliban also have claimed to have stepped up efforts at infiltrating the Afghan National Security Forces.

Disagreeing with NATO’s analysis, the Afghan government has blamed the problem on “infiltration by foreign spy agencies,” including those of “neighboring countries,” The Guardian reported. The Afghan government also predicted that vetting of recruits to the Afghan military and police would soon improve as the forces were reaching their target capacity after a rapid buildup.

While cultural and personal differences may play a role in the increase in attacks, Taliban infiltration and defections by Afghan security personnel who have decided to ingratiate themselves with the Taliban by attacking NATO forces likely play a far more significant role in the green-on-blue attacks than NATO admits. Without a complete study of the attacks, including those that do not result in casualties, it is impossible to have a full understanding as to what motivates Afghan security personnel to turn on their foreign partners.

ISAF responses

In May 2012, ISAF commander General John Allen said that about half of the green-on-blue attacks have been carried out by Taliban infiltrators. In August, General Allen said that approximately 25% of the green-on-blue attacks were due to Taliban infiltration and/or coercion of Afghan forces, according to The New York Times. The Taliban routinely take credit for the attacks.

The US military became so concerned with the green-on-blue attacks in 2012 that it ordered units to designate “guardian angels” in each unit whose job is to provide security for troops working with Afghans. In mid-August, field commanders were told they can increase the number of “guardian angels” depending on the tactical situation, Reuters reports.

The surge in green-on-blue attacks prompted the US military to expand its counterintelligence capability in Afghanistan at the battalion level and above, according to Reuters. In addition, ISAF commander John Allen recently directed all US and NATO troops to carry a loaded weapon at all times, Fox News reported. Other measures taken include the adoption of an eight-step vetting process for recruits and revised NATO training requirements.

Announcing these changes, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that Afghan forces were also trying to address the problem and had already discharged “hundreds of soldiers” suspected of having been radicalized. The Telegraph reported that the Afghan army has added 300 intelligence specialists to help detect infiltrators, and that 75 percent of the force will be reinvestigated and enrolled in a biometrics database.

Although as a matter of policy ISAF does not report on attacks that do not result in deaths, this trend seems to be changing, as two of the three attacks reported in July 2012 involved situations in which soldiers were wounded but not killed.

Update: On Sept. 2, 2012, training for more than 1,000 new recruits for the Afghan Local Police was suspended by the US’s Special Operations Command after five of its soldiers were killed over the course of a week in August. On Sept. 17, the US military announced that it was suspending most joint US/Afghan patrols in the field until further notice, in the wake of a spasm of insider attacks, a major Taliban assault on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, and widespread Islamist protests over an anti-Islam film. And on Sept. 18, NATO followed suit, announcing that it too was suspending most joint operations below the battalion level.

Taliban claims

The Taliban have seized on the green-on-blue attacks in their propaganda, and routinely claim each attack to be a result of infiltration. In early August 2012, the Taliban released a video of two Afghan soldiers who attacked ISAF soldiers in Kunar and Uruzgan [see Threat Matrix report, Observations on Taliban video ‘welcoming’ rogue ANA soldiers].

Mullah Omar, the leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, or the Taliban, addressed the issue of green-on-blue attacks in a statement released on Aug. 16, 2012. Omar claimed that the Taliban “cleverly infiltrated in the ranks of the enemy according to the plan given to them last year,” and urged government officials and security personnel to defect and join the Taliban as a matter of religious duty. He also noted that the Taliban have created the “Call and Guidance, Luring and Integration” department, “with branches … now operational all over the country,” to encourage defections. [See Threat Matrix report, Mullah Omar addresses green-on-blue attacks.]

Update: On Sept. 19, 2012, The Telegraph reported the Taliban’s claim that their “operations and strategy” have forced the Coalition to “abandon” its plans. “This is an achievement for the mujahideen who have managed to create mistrust among the enemy forces and, God willing, this is the start of their overall defeat in Afghanistan,” said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed.

Update: On Oct. 24, 2012, Taliban emir Mullah Omar released an Eid al-Adha message that urged followers to “[i]increase Increase your efforts to expand the area of infiltration in the ranks of the enemy and to bring about better order and array in the work.” The statement continued: “We call on the Afghans who still stand with the stooge regime to turn to full-fledged cooperation with their Mujahid people like courageous persons in order to protect national interests and to complete independence of the country. Jihadic activities inside the circle of the State militias are the most effective stratagem. Its dimension will see further expansion, organization and efficiency if God willing.”


In tabulating the green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan, The Long War Journal has taken its data wherever possible from ISAF press releases. Additional sources include foreign and US press reports, information obtained from ISAF personnel, and previous LWJ articles. Each listed incident in the timeline includes one or more hyperlinks to sources for the report.

For the purposes of this report, all attacks in Afghanistan in which a person purporting to be affiliated with the Afghan security forces — whether Afghan National Army, Afghan Local Police, Afghan Border Police, Afghan Uniformed Police, Afghan Air Force, other branches, or security personnel hired by Afghan authorities — are considered “green.” Similarly, all persons purporting to be affiliated with US, ISAF, or NATO security forces, including interpreters and civilian contractors, are considered “blue.”

The data below indicates the number of attacks, the affiliation of the attacker (if known), the location/province where the attack occurred, the date of the attack, the number of security forces killed or wounded in the attack, and the affiliation of those killed or wounded. The data also includes the reported fate of the attacker(s).

Because ISAF has generally not reported on green-on-blue incidents in which no casualties have occurred, the overall number of attacks is likely to be far greater than those reported below. Similarly, ISAF has generally not reported on incidents that have resulted only in injuries, not death; these too are likely to be underreported. ISAF has told The Long War Journal that the overall number of green-on-blue attacks is “classified.”

Finally, there may be a slight discrepancy between the LWJ and ISAF overall casualty counts, as ISAF does not treat attacks by Afghan forces on US/NATO civilian contractors as “green-on-blue” attacks. In addition, some incidents initially seen to have involved only injuries may have later resulted in deaths.


The following data will be updated on an ongoing basis to reflect any new attacks.

The Long War Journal‘s data covers green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan from Jan. 1, 2008 up to the present. As of Oct. 26, 2013, there have been a total of 85 attacks.
Total number of attacks per year:

2013 – 13

2012 – 44

2011 – 16

2010 – 5

2009 – 5

2008 – 2

Total number of attacks per province:

Badghis – 4

Baghlan – 1

Balkh – 2

Farah – 1

Faryab – 2

Ghor – 1

Helmand – 19

Herat – 2

Kabul – 5

Kandahar – 16

Kapisa – 3

Kunar – 1

Laghman – 3

Nangarhar – 3

Paktia – 4

Paktika – 5

Uruzgan – 4

Wardak – 5

Zabul – 2

Unknown – 1

Numbers of Coalition troops and affiliates killed and wounded by green-on-blue attacks:

The total number of Coalition deaths from green-on-blue attacks for the period Jan. 1, 2008 to the present is 140. The total number of Coalition wounded is 159.

Green-on-blue deaths per year, and percentage of Coalition deaths caused by such attacks:

2013 – 14 – 9.9%

2012 – 61 – 15%

2011 – 35 – 6%

2010 – 16 – 2%

2009 – 12 – 2%

2008 – 2 – less than 1%
Green-on-blue wounded per year:

2013 – 29

2012 – 81

2011 – 34

2010 – 1

2009 – 11

2008 – 3

Total number of green-on-blue deaths per province:

Badghis – 5

Baghlan – 3

Balkh – 4

Farah – 2

Faryab – 2

Helmand – 34

Herat – 3

Kabul – 12

Kandahar – 17

Kapisa – 8

Kunar – 1

Laghman – 8

Nangarhar – 8

Paktia – 6

Paktika – 7

Uruzgan – 6

Wardak – 8

Zabul – 5

Unknown – 2

Total number of green-on-blue wounded per province:

Badghis – 4

Baghlan – 6

Balkh – 2

Farah – 1

Faryab – 2

Ghor – 2

Helmand – 32

Herat – 1

Kabul – 2

Kandahar – 40

Kapisa – 18

Kunar – 2

Laghman – 6

Nangarhar – 2

Paktia – 6

Paktika – 4

Uruzgan – 5

Wardak – 17

Zabul – 5
Reported fate of the attacker(s):

Killed (includes death by suicide attack and killed after fleeing) – 42

Captured – 26*

Wounded (not known if also captured) – 6

Fled after attack- 36

Escaped following capture – 1

Unknown – 3

* Includes 11 suspects detained in an incident on Feb. 20, 2012.


Green-on-blue attacks in 2013:

Oct. 26, 2013:

A member of the Afghan National Security Forces wounded two NATO troops in a gunfight after an argument at a base on the outskirts of Kabul; the Afghan soldier was shot and killed during the clash. The incident occurred when a New Zealand trainer and his Australian guards were fired upon at a checkpoint as they left an Afghan base on their way back to a new British-Afghan military training facility in Qargha. The Coalition troops had tried to take a confiscated laptop from the attacker. The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack.

Oct. 13, 2013:

A member of the Afghan National Security Forces gunned down an a US soldier in Paktika province and wounded another before escaping.

Oct. 5, 2013:

A local security guard contracted by NATO killed a senior ISAF member in southern Afghanistan; the gunman was killed following the incident.

Sept. 26, 2013:

An Afghan National Security Forces soldier opened fire on ISAF troops in Gerda Serai district in Paktia, killing an American soldier and injuring several others. The attacker was then shot and killed by Afghan and American troops. The Taliban claimed the attack in a text message.

Sept. 21, 2013:

An Afghan National Army soldier opened fire on ISAF special forces at a military base near Gardez in Paktia province, killing three special forces troops and injuring one more. The attacker was shot and killed immediately after the attack.

July 9, 2013:

A “rogue” Afghan National Army soldier opened fire on Slovakian troops at Kandahar Airfield, killing one and injuring at least two more. The attacker was captured by Afghan forces. On July 14, the attacker, Lamber Khan, escaped from an Afghan detention facility in Kandahar with the aid of his supervisor; the Taliban claim they have both joined the group.

June 8, 2013:

Afghan National Army soldiers killed two US soldiers and a civilian adviser in Paktika province, and wounded three other Americans. One of the attackers was killed and another was captured.

May 4, 2013:

An Afghan National Army soldier killed two ISAF troops in an attack in Western Afghanistan. The status of the Afghan soldier is unknown.

April 7, 2013:

An Afghan National Army soldier opened fire on Lithuanian soldiers in an armored vehicle at an ANA checkpost in the village of Kasi on the outskirts of the capital city of Chaghcharan, wounding at least two Lithuanian soldiers. The attacker was captured and taken into Afghan custody.

April 7, 2013:

Afghan Local Police opened fire on a US outpost after US troops attempted to arrest a Taliban commander visiting the ALP. No one was wounded in the shooting.

March 11, 2013:

An Afghan Local Policeman opened fire on US Special Force personnel at a military base in the Jalrayz district in Wardak province, killing two soldiers and wounding eight more. The attacker and two Afghan policemen were killed during the engagement.

March 8, 2013:

Three ANSF soldiers in an ANSF vehicle drove onto a US military base in Kapisa province, and opened fire on US troops and civilians, killing one civilian contractor and wounding four US troops. The three attackers were killed during the engagement.

Jan. 6, 2013:

An Afghan National Army soldier from Laghman province who had served as a prayer leader since joining the ANA a year ago opened fire on British and Afghan troops at Patrol Base Hazrat in the Nahr-e Saraj area of Helmand province, killing one British soldier and wounding six more. He was shot by Afghan security forces while attempting to flee. The Taliban quickly claimed the attack.

Green-on-blue attacks in 2012:

Dec. 31, 2012:

Two Afghan National Army soldiers opened fire on Spanish troops as they patrolled in the Karkh district in Herat province; no one was killed or injured in the incident. The attackers fled to the Taliban, who claimed that the attackers were from Jalabad in Nangarhar province.

Dec. 24, 2012:

An Afghan policewoman killed a US civilian adviser inside the Interior Ministry. The shooter has been captured and is in Afghan custody.

Nov. 11, 2012:

An Afghan soldier opened fire on British troops in the Nad Ali district in Helmand province. One British soldier was killed and one was wounded. The Afghan shooter was wounded in return fire.

Nov. 10, 2012:

Two Afghan soldiers opened fire on Spanish troops from the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Muqar district in Badghis province. The two Afghan soldiers were captured; one was wounded. One Spanish soldier was wounded in the attack.

Oct. 30, 2012:

An Afghan policeman shot and killed two British soldiers in Helmand province. The policeman escaped after gunning down the British troops.

Oct. 25, 2012:

An Afghan policeman shot and killed two US soldiers at a police headquarters in Khas Uruzgan in Uruzgan province. According to ToloNews, the attacker was “a trusted member” of the police force who had been on the force for “some months.” The attacker escaped. The Taliban claimed the attack the following day and said the attacker had joined them.

Oct. 13, 2012:

A uniformed employee of the National Security Directorate killed one US soldier and a US State Department employee in a suicide attack at an NDS office in Maruf district in Kandahar province. The attacker, an eight-year employee of the NDS, was a local Maruf man who had moved his wife and children to Pakistan the week before the attack. Also killed in the attack were the deputy NDS chief for Kandahar and three other Afghans. The number of wounded was not reported.

Sept. 29, 2012:

An Afghan soldier opened fire on Coalition forces in the Sayyidabad district in Wardak province. One US soldier and a civilian contractor were killed, and two US soldiers were wounded. Three other Afghan soldiers were also killed in the firefight, and several others were wounded. According to the Washington Post, the firefight began when an Afghan soldier shot the senior US soldier in a 20-man patrol that had gathered to collect biometric data from civilians at a checkpoint manned by Afghan soldiers. When the US troops returned fire, “[a]nother Afghan soldier at the checkpoint opened fire on the Americans, killing a US civilian contractor and wounding two other American soldiers [and] … [s]oon, Afghan soldiers and possibly insurgents began firing at the Americans from several directions.”

Sept. 16, 2012:

An Afghan soldier opened fire on a vehicle being driven inside Camp Garmser, a shared base in Helmand province; six NATO troops and a foreign civilian worker were wounded in the attack. The attacker thought the vehicle contained NATO troops. Another Afghan soldier took the attacker into custody after disarming him.

Sept. 16, 2012:

Afghan policemen opened fire on a group of Coalition soldiers in the Mizan district in Zabul province, killing four soldiers and wounding two more. The attacker was killed in return fire from another soldier; several other Afghan policemen were wounded. The Taliban later claimed that the attack had been carried out with the aid of seven Afghan policemen who were retaliating for the film “Innocence of Muslims.” A later report on the incident said five or possibly six Afghan police had opened fire on six US soldiers at an observation post, and that five of the attackers escaped.

Sept. 15, 2012:

A member of the Afghan Local Police opened fire on a group of British soldiers in the Gereshk district in Helmand province, killing two soldiers and wounding two more. The attacker was killed in return fire from another British soldier. The Taliban later claimed that the attacker was an Afghan soldier named Gul Agha, who “work[ed] in the occupier’s base in the area of Maljir in Naqilo.”

Aug. 28, 2012:

An Afghan soldier shot and killed three Australian soldiers in an attack at a base in Tarin Kot in Uruzgan province. Two more Australian soldiers were wounded in the attack. According to Australia’s ABC news agency, the attacker, a recent recruit named as Sergeant Hikmatullah, climbed over the base’s fence after the attack and ran away. The Taliban included a picture of Hikmatullah in a Twitter posting on Sept. 16, 2012. Hikmatullah fled to Pakistan, where sometime later he was arrested by the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate; he was handed over to Afghan authorities on Oct. 2, 2013.

Aug. 27, 2012:

An Afghan soldier killed two ISAF soldiers in an attack in Alignar in Laghman province. The attacker was killed by ISAF soldiers. According to Reuters, the soldiers from Combat Outpost Xio Haq were killed when their convoy was attacked by a gunner named Welayat Khan on an Afghan Army convoy that was passing by. The other Afghan soldiers reportedly lowered their weapons after the attack for fear of getting shot. Minutes after the attack, a US helicopter shot Khan as he attempted to flee. A local Taliban commander claimed after the incident that Khan was “their man” and that he had been trained by the Taliban for the attack.

Aug. 19, 2012:

A member of the Afghan Uniformed Police turned his weapon on a group of ISAF soldiers in southern Afghanistan, killing one soldier, and wounding another soldier and an interpreter. The incident occurred in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province, and the district police chief has since been fired for negligence and lack of control over his personnel, according to AFP. The attacker was killed by return fire.

Aug. 17, 2012:

An Afghan Local Police officer killed two US soldiers during a training exercise on an Afghan base in Farah province, and wounded another ISAF soldier. The two slain soldiers were with Marine Corps special operations; one of the soldiers was a Marine and the other was a Navy corpsman, according to Marine Times. The attacker was killed by nearby troops.

Aug. 17, 2012:

An Afghan soldier shot and wounded two NATO soldiers in Zharay in Kandahar province; the attacker was killed.

Aug. 13, 2012:

A policeman wounded two US soldiers in an attack in Achin in Nangarhar province. The attacker fled.

Aug. 10, 2012:

Three US Marines were killed and one was wounded in an attack by an Afghan worker in Garmsir district in Helmand province. The attacker was captured.

Aug. 10, 2012:

Three US soldiers were killed and one was wounded in an attack by an Afghan Local Police commander and his men in Sangin district in Helmand province. The Afghan police commander fled after the attack.

Aug. 9, 2012:

US troops killed an Afghan soldier who was attempting to gun them down at a training center in Methar Lam district in Laghman province; two US soldiers were wounded by the attacker.

Aug. 7, 2012:

Two Afghan soldiers killed a US soldier and wounded three others in Shwak district in Paktia province before defecting to the Taliban. According to the Army Times, the attack took place at a military base in Paktia.

Aug. 3, 2012:

An Afghan Local Policeman wounded one ISAF soldier in an attack at a base in Panjwai district in Kandahar province.

July 23, 2012:

Two ISAF soldiers were wounded in an attack in Ghormach district in Faryab province. The attacker was killed by ISAF troops.

July 22, 2012:

A member of the Afghan National Police killed three civilian trainers who worked for ISAF in Herat province, and wounded another. The attacker was killed.

July 5, 2012:

Five ISAF personnel were wounded in an attack by an Afghan soldier in Sayyidabad in Wardak province. The attacker, fled. The Taliban included a photo of the alleged attacker, Muhammad Wali, in a Twitter posting on Sept. 16.

July 1, 2012:

Three British military advisers were killed, and another member of ISAF personnel was wounded, in an attack by an Afghan Civil Order policeman in Helmand province. According to the Los Angeles Times, the attack occurred in the Nahr-e-Saraj district and the assailant was shot and wounded following the attack.

June 18, 2012:

An ISAF soldier was killed by “three individuals in Afghan Police uniforms” in the south. According to The Associated Press, the gunmen fired a rocket-propelled grenade at US soldiers in the Zhari district of Kandahar province, killing one and wounding nine more before fleeing. The next day, an Afghan policeman “facilitated” an insurgent attack on a base in the Shah Wali Kot district in Kandahar province; the attackers, who were clad in Afghan military uniforms, wounded “fewer than 10 US troops.”

May 12, 2012:

Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police killed two British soldiers and wounded two more in an attack in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. The British soldiers’ patrol had made an unannounced visit to an Afghan police base to investigate a tipoff that a policeman there was working with the Taliban. One of the attackers was killed and another escaped.

May 11, 2012:

An Afghan soldier killed a US soldier and wounded two others in an attack in Kunar province. The attacker fled to the Taliban, and on Aug. 7 the Taliban released a video showing him being welcomed as a hero.

May 6, 2012:

An Afghan soldier killed one US Marine and wounded another in Tarekh Naver in the Marjah district of Helmand province, according to The Associated Press. The attacker was killed by return fire.

April 26, 2012:

An Afghan commando killed a US Special Forces soldier and an Afghan interpreter in an attack in Shah Wali Kot in Kandahar province. The attacker, as well as an Afghan special forces soldier, was killed by return fire. The Taliban claimed the attacker was “an insurgent infiltrator called Zakerullah,” according to Reuters.

April 25, 2012:

An Afghan Uniformed Policeman wounded two ISAF soldiers in an attack in Zharay district in Kandahar province.

April 16, 2012:

An Afghan soldier attacked ISAF soldiers in Dand district in Kandahar province; no casualties or injuries were reported.

March 26, 2012:

An ISAF service member died following a shooting incident in eastern Afghanistan. The service member was approaching an ALP checkpoint in Rowzah district in Paktika province when he was shot by an alleged member of the Afghan Local Police, The New York Times reported. The attacker was killed by return fire.

March 26, 2012:

An Afghan soldier killed two British troops, and wounded another ISAF service member, in an attack in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province. The attacker was killed by return fire.

March 14, 2012:

An Afghan interpreter hijacked an SUV, wounding a British soldier, then attempted to run down a group of US Marines, including a major general, at the Camp Bastion airfield in Helmand province, just before Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s plane was scheduled to land. The attacker crashed his truck and then set himself on fire; the attacker’s brother and father, also interpreters, were both detained, as was another person said also to be an interpreter, according to The Associated Press.

March 2, 2012:

An Afghan soldier attacked ISAF soldiers at Camp Morehead in Kabul; no casualties or injuries were reported.

March 1, 2012:

An Afghan soldier and a teacher opened fire on NATO troops at COP Sangsar in Zhary district in Kandahar province, killing two ISAF soldiers, and wounding two more, before being killed in return fire.

Feb. 25, 2012:

An Afghan policeman gunned down two US military officers in the Interior Ministry in Kabul before escaping.

Obama/Troops/ROE 2009

Dec 21, 2009

Stryker soldiers say commanders failed them

Dec 18, 2009


Dec 17, 2009

Welcome to Illinois, Gitmo Terrorists

Dec 1, 2009

Mr Obama, How Much More Tax Money Will Go To The TALIBAN When You Add More Troops?

Nov 24, 2009

Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist

Nov. 2, 2009

Families outraged over engagement restrictions

Oct 21, 2009


Oct 19, 2009

Why is ‘p’resident Obama Stalling on the War in Afghanistan?

Oct 15, 2009

U.S. troop funds diverted to pet projects

Oct 15, 2009

VA Dept. hospitals botched treatments

Oct 11, 2009

Senate Votes to Prioritize Pork Over National Defense

Oct 9, 2009

Virginia & Massachusetts Libs Continue to Make it Impossible for Deployed Troops to Vote

Oct 8, 2009

Shame on Us! We” allowed the “Islamic” Chairman Obama and the Marxist “Progressive” Congress to take over America, their Total DISDAIN for the Military is worn like a badge on their Chests like some Russian Commissar.

Oct 6, 2009

Survivors in Afghanistan Need Immediate Help – 56 Soldiers Lost EVERYTHING—56-surviving-soldiers-lost-everything.html

Oct 3, 2009

Virginia argues that they don’t need to send out military absentee ballots in time to vote

Oct 1, 2009


Oct 1, 2009

Frontline: Obama’s War

Sept 30, 2009

43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforcements

Sept 30, 2009

Vets For Freedom Petition: Give Our Generals What They Need

Sept 24, 2009

THE RULES MURDERING OUR TROOPS – When enemy action kills our troops, it’s unfortunate. When our own moral fecklessness murders those in uniform, it’s unforgivable

Sept 3, 2009

The Quisling Gates Sets Us UP For Another Vietnam Type SURRENDER in Afghanistan

Aug 31, 2009

A Cash for Clunkers (Tankers) Program for OUR Air Force

Aug 29, 2009

Health Care Reform and Taxing Vetran’s Health Care

Aug 22, 2009

VA workers given millions in bonuses as vets await checks

Aug 19, 2009

“The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President’s Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment ” from the Yahoo!News IN RESPONSE TO LESLIE FRIEDMAN IN AZ

Aug 11, 2009


Aug 10, 2009


An Open Letter to General Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs

July 2, 2009

US forces hunt for soldier believed to have been kidnapped by Taliban

June 11, 2009

Review of the CNAS report- Triage

May 14, 2009

One-fourth of votes of overseas troops were uncounted in 2008 election

May 8, 2009

Military Justice & Injustice

April 21, 2009

Hackers Steal Secrets Of US Strike Fighter – Sky News

April 3, 2009

Madness: Judge says Afghan prisoners in Afghanistan can challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts

April 2, 2009

Terror suspects in Afghanistan can sue in U.S. courts, judge rules

April 2, 2009

Military strained by Obama trip

March 18, 2009

Inhofe Vows to Fight for Continued Benefits for Veterans

March 16, 2009

The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President’s Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes…

Feb 25, 2009

Bail For Indicted Islamic Terrorist

Feb 25, 2009

Brother-in-law of Al Qaeda operative granted bail

Jan 7, 2009

Report: MA Military Overseas Don’t Have Enough Time to Vote

Nov 23, 2008

Is the Fairfax County (VA) registrar suppressing the military vote?

Nov 10, 2008

Obama to close Gitmo, but then what?

Oct 24, 2008

Obama Would Fail Security Clearance


Unions oppose military voting bill .. because it expands private sector workforce

Oct 22, 2008

Military Prevented From Voting In Virginia

July 17, 2008

Obama Civilian Security

May 12, 2008

Disenfranchised Over There – Let’s defend the voting rights of those who defend us

Oct 29, 2004

Pennsylvania Soldiers Sue To Have Their Vote Counted

Obama/Troops/ROE 2010

Dec 28, 2010

Putting a Face on Homeless Veterans

Dec 18, 2010

Is There Political Corruption in Our Military? Is JAG Corrupt? What is JAG’s Place In Our Country Now?

Dec 14, 2010

LTC Terry Lakin Courts Martialed For Defending The US Constitution

Dec 13, 2010

Obama, Gates and CNN Don’t Ask or Tell the Truth!

Dec 8, 2010

U.S. Military Prepares for Economic Collapse

Dec 2, 2010


Nov 14, 2010

Insulting our heroes

Nov 12, 2010

Vietnam vets betrayed again – Pentagon bureaucrat wants to abridge 50th-anniversary ceremonies

Nov 11, 2010

The ‘ISLAMIC’ Chairman, Obama, Naturally Ignores Veteran’s Day – It Honors American Veterans

Nov 9, 2010

LTC Lakin Trial Update

Nov 4, 2010

Anti-Obama Retired Military Officer Jailed Again With NO Accuser*KDVQ*g5ei6hTDIxAC-PWMVtTPh0TH3A0OmpeVqcLk6BSeIdQnQB-6Jdh*2fXwv6W42iDDMWl7Qff-rxWoPh/FILEDNoticeofChallenge24May2010Copy.pdf*-59PdFoxaaIyKj1kkjPlHprS5ySDb9svQKh4H-72exCYV1lZuwlBP/23June2010SomethingWickedThisWayComes.pdf

Nov 4, 2010

Kerchner et al v Obama /Congress/ Pelosi et al Petition for Writ of Certiorari docketed with U.S. Supreme Court for Writ of Certiorari docketed with U.S. Supreme Court

Nov 2, 2010

At least one gunshot was fired at a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting center in Northern Virginia overnight

Oct 24, 2010

Latest WikiLeaks Documents Reveal the Discovery of WMD in Iraq

Oct 22, 2010

More Destruction of Our Armed Forces – Elimination of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Oct 20, 2010

Felons vote, soldiers don’t

Justice Department disenfranchises military, protects Black Panthers

Oct 19, 2010

Troops Chafe at Restrictive Rules of Engagement, Talks with Taliban

Oct 19, 2010

Planning a Military Campaign to Support Negotiations in Afghanistan

Oct 17, 2010

The Fort Hood shootings proved convincingly that political correctness is lethal. Army Chief of Staff

Gen. George Casey ran to the Sunday talk shows to say it would be a “tragedy” if our diversity were a casualty of this incident. No, General, it was your misguided approach to diversity that led scores of officers to look the other way as Nidal Hasan breathed mutiny and sedition daily—for years.

Oct 17, 2010

Political Correct Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey needs to be Dishonorably Discharged! Maybe even charged !

Oct 16, 2010

Congress briefed on rules of engagement

Oct 10, 2010

Is Obama’s Position on Religious Freedom: Mosque, Yes; Cross, No?

Open Letter to Obama – Mr. President Put the Cross Back

Oct 5, 2010

LTC Lakin Chooses New Defense USPU White Paper #4

Oct 3, 2010

Free American Soldiers Sitting in Leavenworth Just As You Have Freed Terrorists!

Oct 1, 2010

DOJ Drops Charges Against Indicted Islamic Terrorist

Sept 27, 2010

LTC Lakin Courts-Martial Staying the Course

Corrected document for Veterans Council signers

Sept 24, 2010

The Islamic Chairman, Obama’s War Motto “Retreat and Surrender – Hale Islamofaschism! ! !”

Sept 19, 2010

Cornyn Slams Justice Department Over ‘Failure’ to Protect Military Voting

Sept 17, 2010

Congress to scrutinize rules of engagement

Sept 16, 2010

DOJ Fails to Protect Wisconsin Military Voters

Sept 16, 2010

Stop the Onslaught of Veteran Genocide

Sept 14, 2010

Statement on LTC Lakin Courts Martial

U.S. Patriots Union White Paper #2 on LTC Lakin Courts Martial

Sept 14, 2010

Statement on LTC Lakin Courts Martial (White Paper)U.S. Patriots Union LTC Lakin Court Martial White Paper #1

Sept 6, 2010


August 27, 2010

Obama Regime Stops Trial of USS Cole bombing Mastermind?

Aug 18, 2010

The Death Book for Veterans

Ex-soldiers don’t need to be told they’re a burden to society.

Aug 13, 2010

Rep.: Hold rules of engagement hearing now

Aug 12, 2010

LTC Lakin Physically Threatened at Hearing

Aug 11, 2010

Phoenix PD: Sgt. found dead at National Guard facility

Aug 4, 2010

Petraeus Stresses Troops’ Right to Self-Defense

July 29, 2010

Forgotten Soldiers

July 18, 2010

Charge dismissed in fake hero’s case, Valor Act ruled unconstitutional

July 8, 2010


June 24, 2010

Muslim Terrorists Plotted Attacks Against Quantico Marine Base

June 23, 2010

Obama relieves McChrystal of Command

June 20, 2010

Obama & Holder: “YOU have NO standing to ask any Questions!”

May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Shocker: How The U.S. Government Really Handles Veterans Benefits – Deny, Deny, Deny Until They Die

May 28, 2010

Feds Warn Of Terrorists Sneaking Into U.S. Through Mexico

May 17, 2010

Hearing set for officer challenging eligibility

April 26, 2010

Why Lt. Col. Lakin is not mistaken

April 14, 2010

Officer challenging Obama ‘reassigned’

April 13, 2010

Officer to Army: Bring it on!

March 30. 2010

US and Nato troops in Afghanistan will no longer be able to indulge in pizza and burgers after a ban on fast food on military bases.

March 30, 2010


March 30, 2010

Army Officer Seeks Truth About Obama’s Eligibility to Serve in Oval Office, Invites Own Court-Martial

March 24, 2010

Prisoners Can Challenge Afghan Detention

Feb 3, 2010

CinC Shell Game is Killing Our Troops

Jan 26, 2010

Coming offensive in Marjeh weighs on locals’ minds

Jan 21, 2010

BTR Show With Tonight Show: Yankeemom, Bob Miller, Howie and Twana “Jag Eating Their Own – Warriors Wrongfully Courtmartialed”,0,7358344.story

Jan 16, 2010

95 Year Old WWII Battleship Sailor Tells OBAMA to “Shape Up or Ship Out!”

Jan 12, 2010

2 Of The Navy SEALs’ Detainee Abuse Trials Moved To Iraq

Obama/Troops/ROE 2011

Dec 16, 2011

“Crips” Gang Puts out Hit to Kill Any U.S. Soldier in Uniform. Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma on Alert”

Nov 26, 2011

Cross removed at base in Afghanistan

Nov 25, 2011

Military advocates decry ‘illegal’ early terminations of 157 Air Force majors

Nov 22, 2011

Hawker-Beechcraft Denied Big Air Force Contract in Favor of Brazilian Company With Soros Connections

Nov 14, 2011

Peter Fuller removed from duty as a top Afghanistan commander for remarks to POLITICO

Nov 11, 2011

U.S. general: Afghan leaders ‘isolated from reality’

Nov 11 2011

Banks Targeting Military Families for Illegal Foreclosures

Oct 11, 2012

Obama: Khadhafi regime has come to an end

Sept 28, 2011

Don’t Ask – Obama’s Latest Costly Crisis

Sept 28, 2011

Suspected Terrorist Sneaks in From Mexico, Homeland Lets him Go

Sept 26, 2011

Homeland Security Released Terror Operative Who Illegally Crossed Border

Fox News reported last year on a Somali smuggling ring that brought hundreds of individuals into the U.S. through Mexico.

Sept 22, 2011

Chilling tapes of murdering Marines, families played at NC terrorism trial

As previously reported, Boyd was recorded by an undercover informant bragging about how easy it would be to get on base.

Sept 20, 2011

POTUS:”Troops and Veterans Not Paying Their Fair Share!”

The Budget Plan

Sept 20, 2011

MILITARY HEALTH CARE AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS are on the table in Obama’s $4.4 trillion deficit reduction plan can see the plan here:

Sept 14, 2011

Nebraska veteran discharged over Obama eligibility issue wants to conduct church revivals

Billy and Karen Vaughn share their story on losing their son, a U.S. Navy SEAL, in the tragic August 2011 helicopter accident in Afghanistan

Billy & Karen Vaughn Lifestory from Christ Fellowship on Vimeo.

August 6,  2011

Extortion 17

Aug 6, 2011

22 Navy SEALs among 30 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan as NATO helicopter is shot down

April 2011

Accidental Poisoning Mortality Among Patients In The Dept. Of Veterans Affairs Health System

March 2, 2011

Lt. Gen. John Kelly, who lost son to war, says U.S. largely unaware of sacrifice

Feb 25, 2011

Patriots Union demands Senator Scott Brown engage and put an end to the insane prosecution of American soldiers!

Feb 21, 2011

Treason specialist John Kerry throws another American soldier to the wolves!

Feb 14, 2011

Military Voter Protection Director to Testify Before Congress

Jan 29, 2011

Veterans groups blast proposed tea party cuts