U.S. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Was Part of Guardian Angel Unit

The U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan on July 7 in an insider attack was assigned to a Guardian Angel unit. Here’s what that means.

Comments: 6

  1. What will it take for the US to acknowledge that its efforts in the Muslim world have been a failure? If it is concern over the women and children of Afghanistan that is driving this we could give every woman and child a green card. The men can fight it out themselves. Instead what we see is the men, the fighting age men of Afghanistan, are largely in Germany, often in bases vacated by American troops, many continuing their violent behavior against non Muslims. The women largely remain behind. Muslim men in their part of the world will never willingly accept non-Muslim men in control. They smile and take our money and stab us in the back when they can. The American people owe it to this soldier and the others and their families to demand that our politicians and lobbyists face reality and for once look at what is in the best interest of this nation. The fact that we have not makes me ashamed. Our future is in Mexico and Central America and this brave soldier's name suggests that very fact. That is where our trillions should be sent not in continuing this absurd theater.

  2. Wow, when you can't trust your friends.

    Maybe Afghanistan doesn't deserve such close support if it can't control its own troops. And, with this level of "doubt and distrust" maybe Afghanistan is just using the US. Having to guard against attack from an ally is perverse.

  3. And yet we remain there. Protecting what? Maybe the U.S. industries that have gotten wealthy from war. Maybe to appease the right-wing, war-monger, mostly draft dodging wackos here. Whatever the reason, enough!

  4. Exactly what might be accomplished in Afghanistan by US troops is questionable and was questionable in 2001, too.

    The Graveyard of Empires was not the country that supplied 15 out of the 19 hijackers on that fateful 9/11 day, either.

    Now the longest war in US history, it's going nowhere and our blood and treasure is being spent for nothing -- not a thing. Afghanistan will still be there, and mostly unchanged will be the spirit and culture of the place, when we leave, no matter how long we stay and fight.

  5. The fact that there are so few comments on this article exactly demonstrates the problem: so few are aware and even care, yet there goes our blood and treasure.

  6. You’re wrong. It’s that there are no words to write. His murder cannot be discussed or debated because it’s just horrible.