10 years of western folly has erased Afghan hope | GulfNews.com:
While the official narrative speaks of the ANSF (Afghan National Security Forces) increasingly taking the lead in the battlefield, it is obvious they are inferior in experience and equipment. In many instances, US commanders no longer provide close air support or medevac facilities to embattled Afghan units — a dramatic sign that Afghans are on their own. One theory for the recent rise in “green-on-blue” attacks by Afghan troops on their western allies is that it flows directly from the rise in joint operations. Working closely with western troops gives Afghans direct experience of the difference in facilities and “culture”. They resent the brutality of raids on family compounds in which they are asked to take part.