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ID:

481

Date:

2009-12-21

Headline:

Military mentors discreetly hired, fired

Reporter's name:

Ray Locker, Tom Vanden Brook and Ken Dilanian

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

USA Today

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Retired Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, a senior mentor for the Joint Forces Command (JFC) after leading American forces in Iraq in 2003-4, was fired from a "military mentor" program in 2007 on the heels of remarks he had made criticizing the Bush Administration's actions in the Iraq War. An email obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed the connection between Sanchez's comments and the termination of his involvement with the program.

Keywords:

Ricardo Sanchez, Iraq, mentor, Joint Forces Command, Bush, war, military, Robert Gates, Department of Defense, Pentagon, Claire McCaskill, Senate Homeland Security Committee, Abu Ghraib

URL:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2009-12-21-sanchez-military-mentors_N.htm


Agencies:

DOD

States:

DC
VA

Categories:

Iraq
military


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