Two Marine Generals Fired for Security Lapses in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by EDelahanty, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,273
    Likes Received:
    312
  2. MemberLG

    MemberLG Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    2,807
    Likes Received:
    444
  3. Packer

    Packer Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,877
    Likes Received:
    5
    Sure, haven't you heard of lifetime severance packages?
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    8,755
    Likes Received:
    1,004
    Ha!
     
  5. thepalmers4

    thepalmers4 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    EDelahanty, thank you for posting the Washington Post article. I did not know that an investigation had been completed and the results published. I had been wondering if this sad, sad story would be swept under the rug.

    I sorrow for the two Marines, Lt. Col. Raible and Sgt. Atwell, who died challenging an unknown force with only their sidearms, and the other Marines who followed them and were wounded. I am saddened by the loss of six Harriers. I am angered by Maj. Gen. Gurganis, who said this action was a "lucky break" for the Taliban. It is not a lucky break for the enemy when watchtowers are unmanned and security patrols are decreased. I suspect that this occurred on a regular basis, and allowed a patient enemy to observe, plan, and execute a fiendishly successful assault.

    It also points to problems fighting wars with coalitions. Who are we trusting with our lives? The Tongans?
     

Share This Page