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2 generals ousted over ’12 attack in Afghanistan

Security faulted at Afghan base

WASHINGTON — 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.

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

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