Green on Blue

Eight US Army Special Forces (SF) soldiers, members of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Eglin Air Force Base Florida, have been issued memoranda of reprimand in the 2018 death of an Afghan commando who perpetrated a Green on Blue attack which resulted in the death of a Coalition soldier.

For the uninitiated, a Green on Blue attack is how NATO describes attacks on NATO and Coalition forces in Afghanistan by Afghan security forces.

The camp heightened its security posture following the shooting. Jaguar 50, a call sign for the Special Forces team’s JTAC (a close air support specialist), spotted an individual crawling towards the camp with a satchel when helicopters came to evacuate the Czech casualties.

The individual with the satchel was closely observed but not fired upon.