In 2012, so-called green-on-blue attacks have claimed more than 40 coalition forces’ lives. The media has ascribed the murder of coalition forces by Afghan troops to Taliban infiltration. Not so much says Alexander Vershbow, deputy secretary-general of NATO [above]. “The majority still are viewed as having been the result of personal grievances or clashes between Afghan personnel and coalition personnel,” Vershbow told the marinecorpstimes.com, “and only a small percentage may have been engineered by the Taliban.” Viewed or actual? Fog of war and all that. Meanwhile, NATO has implemented background checks for local hires and cultural sensitivity training for troops. CNN reports that five more troops have died from apparent green-on-blue attacks this week.