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Marines Blame Security for Kuwait Attack

Complacency about the threat of terrorism on a Kuwaiti island where U.S. troops were training enabled gunmen to open fire on Marines last year, killing one and injuring another, according to investigators. Lt. Gen. James T. Conway, who ordered the Marine Corps investigation, blamed the death of Cpl. Antonio R. Sledd on incorrect assumptions about security at the training site and mistakes in military trauma care. “While it is impossible to say if everything had been done right and in a timely manner that this young Marine would have recovered, I do believe that the chances would have been greatly improved and that recovery was more than a remote possibility,” Conway wrote in his May 25 endorsement of the investigation’s findings. Full Story

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