Marine Generals Ordered to Retire Over Deadly Security Breach

Posted September 30, 2013 at 10:05pm

The New York Times reports that “two senior Marine Corps generals have been ordered to take early retirement after being found responsible for errors in judgment and failure to provide adequate security at a base in southwestern Afghanistan that was the scene of a deadly — and humiliating — insurgent attack last year that killed two Marines and destroyed six Harrier attack jets.”

“Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, announced the disciplinary action on Monday. He said the punishments were unprecedented in modern Marine Corps history and were an effort ‘to remain true to the timeless axioms relating to command responsibility and accountability.’”