Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene is the highest ranking official to be killed in combat since 1970. His death came at the hands of an Afghan soldier we trained which begs the question.

Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, age 55 from Schenectady, New York, was shot and died on 5 August 2014. The incident is under investigation but it is well known that it was an Afghan soldier we trained (as part of the transition phase) who turned on the U.S. forces and opened fire in a crowd, killing the General and wounding 15 others.

Which begs the question: WHY do we continue to keep our armed forces in Afghanistan? Why train Afghan soldiers if all they are going to do is turn on the hand that feeds them.? This is not the first time and it won't be the last. It's time for Afghanistan to defend their own country or let it crumble. At this point, I could care less which. What I do care about are more senseless deaths in a never ending war.

Maj. Gen. Greene's death is the first since 1970 when Maj. Gen. John Albert B Dillard Jr was killed during the Vietnam War when his helicopter was shot down in 1970. This was Maj. Gen. Greene's first deployment in a war zone.