Rogers Warns of More 'Insider Attacks'

The body of the American general killed in Afghanistan is back in the United States. Major General Harold Greene arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. He was shot in the back of the head earlier this week by an Afghan military policeman hiding in a bathroom.

This image provided by the U.S. Army shows Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene. A U.S. official has identified the senior officer killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 5, 2014, as Greene, the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970. Greene was the deputy commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. An engineer by training, Greene was involved in preparing Afghan forces for the time when U.S.-coalition troops leave at the end of this year. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Brighton) says this "insider attack" shows we need a better strategy for removing troops.

"When you announce a draw down without understanding the facts on the ground that means certain opportunities for collecting intelligence goes away," Rogers said. "So, when that happens you are exposing new risks and not learning about them before they happen - or even at all."

Rogers chairs the House Intelligence Committee. He believes similar attacks could happen soon because Al-Qaeda and Isis want to show they're the biggest threats to the West, in hopes of gaining more support.




 
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