Two Marine generals fired for security lapses in Afghanistan

Two Marine generals fired for security lapses in Afghanistan

 

Washington Post ^ | September 30, 2013 | Rajiv Chandrasekaran

 

 

 

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Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 6:45:37 PM by ilovesarah2012

 

The commandant of the Marine Corps on Monday took the extraordinary step of firing two generals for not adequately protecting a giant base in southern Afghanistan that Taliban fighters stormed last year, resulting in the deaths of two Marines and the destruction of a half a dozen U.S. fighter jets.

 

 

It is the first time since the Vietnam War that a general, let alone two, has been sacked for negligence after a successful enemy attack. But the assault also was unprecedented: Fifteen insurgents entered a NATO airfield and destroyed almost an entire squadron of Marine AV-8B Harrier jets, the largest single loss of allied materiel in the almost 12-year Afghan war.

 

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