The "trend" of our Afghan allies gunning our guys down in cold blood is a huge problem. I wish Karzai would get as exercised over it as he does over accidental - or fabricated - deaths of civilians in combat ops.
The most recent atrocity was widely reported as "Soldiers." In fact they were eight Airmen (plus a contractor) who paid the price for serving our country and trusting the murderer. They were not just random Airmen, but accomplished officers and a senior NCO. God Speed.
Airmen Killed in Kabul Shooting Identified: The Defense Department has released the names of the eight airmen killed in last week's shooting incident at Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan. They are: Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr., 37, of Knoxville, Tenn. He was assigned to the 56th Operations Group at Luke AFB, Ariz. Maj. Philip D. Ambard, 44, of Edmonds, Wash. He was with the 460th Space Communications Squadron at Buckley AFB, Colo. Maj. Jeffrey O. Ausborn, 41, of Gadsden, Ala. He was assigned to the 99th Flying Training Squadron at Randolph AFB, Tex. Maj. David L. Brodeur, 34, of Auburn, Mass. He was assigned to 11th Air Force at JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Maj. Raymond G. Estelle II, 40, of New Haven, Conn. He was assigned to Headquarters Air Combat Command at Langley-Eustis. Capt. Nathan J. Nylander, 35, of Hockley, Tex. He was assigned to the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. Capt. Charles A. Ransom, 31, of Midlothian, Va. He was with the 83rd Network Operations Squadron at Langley-Eustis. MSgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, of Deltona, Fla. She was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations at JB Andrews, Md. (DOD release)