An American general is dead, others wounded, after a person wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform opens fire, a disturbing event, according to a Nebraska senator.
The shooting earlier this week at the National Defense University in Kabul, Afghanistan took the life of Major General Harold Greene.
Sen. Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says it’s more disturbing, because it was an inside job.
“It always makes you question security then,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network. “It’s just very disturbing when you think you have the trust, when you worked with people, and then you find out for whatever reason that that trust isn’t there.”
Fischer, a Republican, expects the Armed Services Committee will review the incident either by teleconference on upon Congress’ return to Washington, D.C.
Greene had been the deputy commander of the Combined Security Transition Command since January. He was shot and killed during a routine site visit to the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, the training home of the Afghan commissioned and non-commissioned officer academies.
Many others suffered wounds in the shooting. The assailant was shot and killed.
The last officer to die in a foreign attack was Lt. Gen. Timothy Joseph Maude, killed in the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]