Despite a NATO official‘s recent contention that green-on-blue attacks were mostly personal beefs, the U.S. military has temporarily halted training of Afghan military and police forces after attacks by Afghan soldiers and police on their international allies claimed 45 lives (so far this year). The U.S. will now “re-vet” some 27k Afghan troops. The move was not unpredictable; New York Times Correspondent C.J. Chivers has repeatedly revealed the low-quality of Afghan troops and the U.S.’s inability to bring them up to anything remotely resembling our military standard. The Washington Post puts it this way: “Many of the incidents might have been prevented if existing security measures had been applied correctly. But numerous military guidelines were not followed — by Afghans or Americans — because of concerns that they might slow the growth of the Afghan army and police, according to NATO officials.” Culture eats strategy for lunch.