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Military Expert: Where Was Gen. Green's Personal Security?

Wednesday, 06 Aug 2014 06:35 PM

By Courtney Coren

Military expert Bill Roggio says that Major General Harold Green, who was killed by an infiltrator at an Afghan base, should have had plenty of security to prevent such an attack from happening.

"The question is, where were the Americans who were designated as personal security for the general?" Roggio asked Ed Berliner on "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV Wednesday.

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"The general should’ve had his own personal security detachment, and regardless, in any of these encounters, the military has instituted what they call guardian angels and they are specifically designated to look over the Afghans who they’re meeting with to prevent said attacks," explained the senior fellow at the Defense for Democracies and editor of The Long War Journal.

"The reality is the Taliban is working to either convince members of the Afghan security forces to conduct attacks or has directly infiltrated the security forces," he added.

Former Marine Sgt. Jessie Jane Duff told Berliner on Newsmax TV that she is disappointed "that the administration hasn't addressed this more vocally."

"This the first time in a combat that we've lost a general since 1970 and during the Korean conflict," Duff explained.

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The retired gunnery sergeant said that she is disturbed "that we didn't hear a public statement and that more issue wasn't raised on this."

She also contends that it shows "that we have to worry about those internal forces within the Afghan army".

"As late as 2009, the ambassador indicated that 25 percent of their forces were potentially infiltrated with these insurgents," Duff added.

Geoffrey Cook of the Beirut Center for Middle East Studies said on "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV that when the United States pulls out of Afghanistan, that the Obama Administration plans "to leave a small contingent for both the training and to be ready to help the Afghan army, if it is necessary."

He explained that it is what the Obama Administration wanted to do "in Iraq, which was denied to them."

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