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October 22, 2017

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letter to the editor:

We need answers about Afghanistan

Two-star Maj. Gen. Harold Greene was murdered in another in a long tragic trail of “green on blue” killings of American military troops while training Afghan army members who have been infiltrated by the Taliban.

After a large number of such killings with no end in sight, why would the military and the Obama administration allow this slaughter to continue and why was an Afghan army impersonator allowed to get this close to a high-ranking U.S. military officer?

The nation is entitled to a complete explanation of how this tragedy occurred and why the Afghan army training is still in progress after these failures and killings of U.S. military members.

President Barack Obama owes the nation an explanation for why this training should continue when U.S. personnel are scheduled to exit Afghanistan after 2014 and will not be in a position to oversee Afghan army activities unless a stay-of-forces agreement is formulated with the Afghan government.

If U.S. forces do not remain after 2014, a traumatic destabilization will be created by the Taliban insurgency.

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