This headline stands by itself
There are so many ways that this fact about our forever war is wrong.
Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, 42, was the most senior enlisted man in the Army's unit created to train and advise front-line Afghan forces. He was killed by an Afghan policeman on Sept. 3, on his seventh deployment.
Bolyard could recall a world before 9/11. But Cpl. Joseph Maciel, a 20-year-old soldier in the same adviser unit, could not. He was killed in an insider attack on July 7.
Maciel would have been about 3 years old in 2001, learning colors and shapes when combat in Afghanistan was set in motion.
Now the war is poised to grow older than he did.
"Fundamentally immoral" is the term that comes to mind.