30 Sep '13, 9pm

2 generals asked to retire in wake of Camp Bastion attack: The Marine Corps commandant said Monday he... #marines

2 generals asked to retire in wake of Camp Bastion attack: The Marine Corps commandant said Monday he... #marines

WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps commandant said Monday he has asked for the retirement of two general officers in the wake of an attack last year in which 15 insurgents breached a fortified coalition base in Afghanistan, killing two Marines and destroying or damaging more than a dozen coalition aircraft. Gen. James Amos, the commandant, said the two commanders did not take adequate security measures or exercise the high level of judgment expected of general officers. “In their duty to protect their forces these two generals did not meet that standard,” Amos said in announcing his decision. The attack on Camp Bastion last September constituted a major security breach and was among the more brazen insurgent assaults in Afghanistan. Amos said he has asked for the retirement of Maj. Gen. Charles “Mark” Gurganus, who was commander of Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan, and...

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