Two Generals Fired After Camp Bastion Attack in Afghanistan

For the first time since Vietnam, an officer has been fired for failing to protect U.S. forces.
1:47 | 10/01/13

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Now, to fallout from last year's deadly attack on a u.S. Base in afghanistan. Two generals have been fired for not doing enough to protect the base. The first time that's happened since vietnam. Martha raddatz has the latest. Reporter: This is an extraordinary move during wartime. With not just one but two marine corps generals whose careers are now over. Ready. Reporter: It is unprecedented in modern marine corps history. But this morning, major general charles gurganus and another are fired from service. The same base where britain's prince harry was serving as an apache co-pilot. 15 taliban fighters breached the perimeter of camp bastion, waging a fierce battle that left two marines dead, eight others wounded and six hairier jets destroyed. The largest loss of airport, $200 million worth, in 40 years. The marine corps stepped up and held accountable those people at the very top, that should be just as accountable as the people they hold underneath him. Reporter: The come dant said it was unrealist ix to think that a determined enemy would not be able to permeate the perimeter fence. And that both generals were below their judgments. And while there were initial claims prince harry was the target, the investigation found that to be highly unlikely, since planning for the attack began long before he was scheduled to be there.

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