Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the death of a U.S. army general in Afghanistan:
“We are awaiting further information on this horrible news and mourn the loss of any U.S. service member in Afghanistan.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed or injured in today’s attack in Afghanistan.
“In recent years, there has been some progress lessening these ‘green-on-blue’ attacks – but obviously not enough, as made clear by today’s tragedy.  Many brave U.S forces are working hard to help stand up the Afghan forces so they can continue to take the lead in Afghanistan. That is the honorable mission for which this U.S. officer and others have sacrificed.  They don’t deserve to be victims of such cowardly terrorist attacks.”