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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 05:05 AM

Two U.S. generals fired after security lapse at Afghan base

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/30/two-u-s-generals-fired-after-security-lapse-at-afghan-base/

Two U.S. generals fired after security lapse at Afghan base
By Agence France-Presse
Monday, September 30, 2013 21:41 EDT

The commandant of the US Marine Corps sacked two generals in the wake of a deadly attack last year by the Taliban on a major NATO base in Afghanistan.

General James Amos announced the extraordinary decision after a military investigation found Major General Charles Gurganus and Major General Gregg Sturdevant failed to take sufficient action to safeguard the base from a possible assault by insurgents, the Marine Corps said in a statement.

Two Marines were killed in the September 14-15 attack on Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan, eight others were wounded and six fighter aircraft were destroyed.

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However, Amos found that the commanders “did not exercise the level of judgment expected of General Officers” and had to be held accountable.

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