Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Pat Tillman: Military Brass Going Down [J. Mark English]

The black eye that has hit the pentagon with the Pat Tillman cover up is continues to spread is ugly tentacles. Here is the latest from CNN:

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is scheduled to testify Wednesday before a House hearing on the friendly-fire death of Army Ranger Cpl. Pat Tillman in Afghanistan.

Rumsfeld is expected to appear along with Gen. Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. John Abizaid, former chief of U.S. Central Command; and Gen. Bryan Douglas Brown, former commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. All of the generals are now retired.

Also invited to testify was Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger, whom the secretary of the Army censured Tuesday for his handling of the military's investigation into Tillman's death.

Army Secretary Pete Geren also ordered a grade-review board to consider whether Kensinger should be stripped of a star.

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