Often reports of Afghan soldiers killing U.S. trainers simply do not include what actually happened. The Pentagon reported the recent killing of Lance Cpl. Edward Dycus that he died “while conducting combat operations.”.
An Afghan soldier shot Dycus in the back of the
head on Feb. 1 while he was standing guard at a joint Afghan-US base in
Helmand province. Dycus's parents however received a note that he was
killed by an Afghan soldier.
In the last six weeks alone 7 U.S.
soldiers have been killed by their Afghan partners. Following the
burning of the Korans at Bagram Air Base an Afghan killed two U.S.
soldiers on Feb. 23.
In this instance the Pentagon also
disguised what actually happened. The official report said that the
soldiers died of "wounds suffered when their unit came under small arms
The U.S. military had ample warning of what was going to
happen. In May 2011 Jeffrey Bordin a behavioral scientist with the U.S.
army in Afghanistan issued a report. Bordin said there was a crisis of
trust between U.S. and Afghan forces. He said this could result in an
unprecedented number of killings between allies in modern history.
As one would expect the reception of this report was very harsh. But
even ISAF admits that ten months after the report the numbers of those
killed by Afghan forces is still quite high. The other side of the coin
is that there are probably many cases where U.S. troops kill Afghans out
of revenge. In fact
suggests that revenge killings by U.S. troops is a real danger recognized by commanders and that the recent Kandahar killings may be
revenge killings. See this article. For more see this article.