What we learned from working with Iraq and Afghan locals
Green on blue attacks — used to describe attacks by Afghan soldiers on Coalition forces — are one of the many dangers our troops in the Middle East face every day.
These deadly morale-sapping attacks are difficult to predict and leave lasting negative trust issues between the locals — and American forces. As many as 91 incidents resulted in 148 Coalition troops killed and as many 186 wounded between 2008 and 2015.
In this episode of the Mandatory Fun podcast, Marine infantry officer turned Army Green Beret Chase Millsap, and our Navy corpsman smartass Tim Kirkpatrick share their experiences working with the locals. Millsap with the Iraqi Police and Kirkpatrick with the Afghan National Army. As you’ll listen, their experiences differ.
Tim Kirkpatrick: Navy veteran and Editorial Coordinator
- Twitter: @tkirk35
Orvelin Valle (AKA O.V.): Navy veteran and Podcast Producer
- Twitter/Instagram: @orvelinvalle
Chase Millsap: Army and Marine Corps infantry veteran turned Director of Impact Strategy at We Are The Mighty
- Twitter/Instagram: @cmillsap05
August Dannehl: Navy veteran, Chef, and show producer
- Twitter: @ChefAugust37
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