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He is well respected in the Special Operations community. Most Special Forces soldiers, seem to think that this action, bodes trouble for the community. Some see it as a measure to keep the Spooks happy.
WASHINGTON â The Pentagon has assigned the task of tracking down and eliminating Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and other high-profile targets to an Army general who sees the war on terrorism as a clash between Judeo-Christian values and Satan.
Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin, the new deputy undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, is a much-decorated and twice-wounded veteran of covert military operations. From the bloody 1993 clash with Muslim warlords in Somalia chronicled in "Black Hawk Down" and the hunt for Colombian drug czar Pablo Escobar to the ill-fated attempt to rescue American hostages in Iran in 1980, Boykin was in the thick of things.
The man gave a whole new meaning to the name "Salvation Army." He won't be the last to be let go. The purge of general officers is set to gain momentum after the president's speech tonight when he will BTW admit that it was a mistake not sending in enough troops to begin with.
Also, former chair of the Joint Chiefs is being summoned to testify before congress. Looks like the chickens are coming home to roost.