The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Jr. from Oceanside is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, on August 13, 2012 in Delaware. Credits: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
As an outraged local family prepares to bury their Marine son, two more U.S. servicemen have died in a similar attack by supposed allies.
Now, some are asking whether America’s bravest are in fact training their own killers.
A training program designed to put guns in the hands of 340,000 Afghan policeman and security personnel is part of the U.S. withdrawal strategy. Increasingly, though, some of those weapons are being turned on their trainers, CBS 2′s Lou Young reported.
“At the end of the day what happened is my son trained somebody to murder him,” Greg Buckley Sr., the father of the fallen Marine told CBS 2′s Amy Dardashtian. “They come in, they say ‘We want to be police officers,’ and we hand them a blue uniform and hand them an AK-47? That’s insane,” said Greg Buckley Sr.
Buckley Sr. said he is clear about what he believes needs to happen next.
“What has to happen is we need to wake up. We need to get them back. Stop it. End it,” Buckley Sr. said.