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    Unhappy Gen Green Killed in Afghan ... Highest Ranking Officer killed since 1970

    .... along with approx 15 others injured.

    The question remains as it did during the Nam War ..... what for?

    a salute and RIP




    http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/08...ilitary-b.html
    Major General Harold Greene killed in Afghanistan attack; highest ranking officer killed in combat since 1970
    By The Associated Press
    August 5, 2014 - 09:34 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP/ABC News) - A two-star U.S. general was shot to death Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops, wounding about 15 U.S. and coalition forces.


    Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who went to Afghanistan in January on his first deployment to a war zone, was involved in preparing Afghan forces for the time when U.S.-coalition troops leave at the end of this year. An engineer by training, he was the deputy commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan.

    Greene was the highest-ranked American officer killed in combat in the nation's post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the highest-ranked officer killed in combat since 1970 in the Vietnam War.

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    The wounded included a German brigadier general and two Afghan generals, officials said. A U.S. official said that of the estimated 15 wounded, about half were Americans, several of them in serious condition.
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    Wait until the results from historians comes in post US occupation of Afghanistan. Then ask again, what for? Gen Greene isn't the only military personnel wasted/damaged as conscientious minds ponders over those killed/wounded in such ridiculous open ended military operations to nowhere.
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    From 'the President's Club':
    *After Nixon died, Clinton compared the death with the loss of his mother
    *Clinton came to rely on Nixon’s advice
    *Nixon ingratiated himself with so many of his successors, particularly Mr. Clinton.
    *George H.W. Bush’s ... relationship with Bill Clinton has grown so close
    *Clinton is now referred to in the Bush family as the “Brother From Another Mother”
    *Mr. Clinton / George W. Bush, who have become unexpectedly close and also worked on joint endeavors

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