Gold Star Dad Speaks About Losing Son in ‘Green-on-Blue’ Attack in Afghanistan

During four years of investigation leading to publication of my latest nonfiction book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, I focused much of my attention on the vetting process used to screen recruits before they serve alongside U.S. troops as uniform-wearing members of Afghan military, police and security units. Why? Because the flaws in that process have proven fatal for too many Americans, including Greg Buckley Jr.

In the video above, Gold Star Dad Greg Buckley Sr. of Oceanside, N.Y., talks about losing his son, a Marine lance corporal, in a “Green-on-Blue” or “Insider” attack in Afghanistan Aug. 10, 2012.

In THE CLAPPER MEMO, I reveal one of the reasons why so many of those attacks have taken place and uncover background material dating back more than 40 years to support my conclusions.

To find out what I learned, order a copy of THE CLAPPER MEMO, now available in paperback and ebook versions at Amazon. FYI: It comes highly recommended.

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Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August and THE CLAPPER MEMO. To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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