Militants Hit U.S. General’s Plane

    Image #: 17980598    General Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with NATO counterparts and other members who comprise the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan on Monday, May 21, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois. (Keri Wiginton/ Chicago Tribune/MCT)      Chicago Tribune/ MCT /LANDOV

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    Afghan militants threw rockets at a plane belonging to U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, a spokesman for the U.S. military–led coalition said Tuesday. Dempsey was not aboard the aircraft at the time, but the hit still represents a victory of sorts for the Taliban—especially after two deadly attacks last week, including the Taliban’s apparent downing of a U.S. helicopter and the killing of two U.S. soldiers by Afghan police. A coalition spokesman said Dempsey had left Afghanistan by Tuesday morning—but it’s unclear what plane he left on or what condition that plane was in.

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