Wednesday, December 19, 2007

General Kearney

This has long been a sore spot among some in the military. LTG Kearney was accused when he led the forces in Afghanistan of unfairly treating some of his troops over combat incidents. The most notable was when he asked for the removal of the first Marine Special Forces unit, which had just been deployed. Now Congress will investigate his use of his authority. He interfered in various investigations, at one point directing charges at two US Army soldiers who had already been exonerated. It didn't help that he had them charged with murder. The core issue is that sometimes in war people get killed that probably didn't deserve it. I recommend you read Paul Fussels' "The Boys Crusade". See this article in The Washington Times, General accused of overreach on killings

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