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    2 Marine Generals Asked to Resign

    FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2010, file photo Marine Crops Commandant Gen. James Amos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington about the military policy of Don't Ask Don't Tell during a Senate Armed Service Committee. Amos, who had argued against repealing the ban during wartime said, “I'm very pleased with how it has gone.” He told The Associated Press that U.S. Marines across the globe have adapted smoothly and embraced the change since the lifting two months ago of the longstanding ban on gays serving openly in the military. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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    For the first time since the Vietnam War, a Marine Corps commandant requested the retirement of two generals for failing to adequately guard a base in Afghanistan. In 2012, two Marines were killed and a dozen aircraft destroyed when 15 Taliban fighters stormed Camp Bastion. Gen. James Amos says asking for the retirement of Maj. Gens. Charles Gurganus and Gregg Sturdevant was "hardest decision I have had to make as commandant of the Marine Corps." But, he said: "In their duty to protect their forces these two generals did not meet that standard."

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