Investigation finds Afghan who killed US major general was a disgruntled private, not Taliban

December 4, 2014 1:00 PM

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CAIRO – A U.S. military report has found that the Afghan soldier who shot and killed an American major general in August was not a Taliban operative, but rather a disgruntled private who found a "target of opportunity."

U.S. Central Command released the report Thursday that investigated the slaying of Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranked U.S. officer to be killed in combat since 1970 in the Vietnam War.

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