Monday, April 30, 2012

If They Ain't Dead It Don't Count

The US military in Afghanistan is under-reporting attacks by Afghan allies against NATO forces.

The U.S.-led coalition routinely reports each time an American or foreign solider is killed by an Afghan in uniform. But The Associated Press has learned it does not report insider attacks in which the Afghan wounds — or misses — his U.S. or allied target. It also doesn’t report the wounding of troops who were attacked alongside those who were killed.

Which, given the reputation that Afghans have for poor marksmanship, might mean a hell of a lot of attacks are going unreported.

1 comment:

Borepatch said...

They used to have a reputation for being marksmen. I guess it's good that they lost it.