Kerry laments death of U.S. civilian in Afghanistan
April 7th, 2013
07:46 AM ET

Kerry laments death of U.S. civilian in Afghanistan

By Ben Brumfield and Michael Martinez

Secretary of State John Kerry took a moment out of his trip to the Middle East Sunday to lament the killing of a Foreign Service member, who was one of six Americans recently killed in Afghanistan.

Kerry met Anne Smedinghoff less than a month ago, he told journalists in Istanbul, Turkey. She was part of his team at the time.

"I remember her as vivacious, smart, capable, often chosen by the ambassador for her capabilities," Kerry said.


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  2. Joseph McCarthy

    The Russians were doing the same thing in Afghanistan some 30 years ago and many of them were civilians like this young woman was. Some of them were also killed, but the right-wing news media here conveniently forgets to mention them.

    April 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Reply
  3. Hahahahahahah

    Hurry up McCain!!!!!! Blame this on Obama!!!! Hahahahahahahahah

    April 8, 2013 at 11:57 am | Reply
  4. john smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    April 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Reply
    • Go Away

      @John Smith,
      Are you going to constantly post this same comment on every single Security Clearance article? It is really old and very annoying to regular users at this point.

      Please, no one cares about your post and numbers you made up in your head due to your anger.

      April 8, 2013 at 10:03 am | Reply
  5. Joe M.

    I have a better idea yet. John Kerry. Instead of mourning the death of U.S. civilians, I propose not sending to them Afghanistan at all. Moreover, we need to pull all of our military forces out of there, too! This war is totally useless and uncalled for!

    April 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  6. Pete

    Here we go another committe started to hang SoS Kerry now ,another Benghazi incident coming to light and probibly brought on by yours truely Darrell Issa witch hunter in chief..He and republicans haven't proposed anything positive in jobs,infastructure bills but darn they're good at wasting tax payer monies on these hearings that lead to nothing as usual right!!Fast,Furious,Benghazi and now this but what about Bushs unfunded wars started with lies or Micheal Steele using campaign monies to go shopping at strip clubs nothing important there just typical republican behavior right and who said republicans are so sanctumonious just ask the likes of Sanford,McCain and Gingrich,the three Stooges of adulterers that are held in such high regard because the ones that praise them are as ignorent and tainted as they are and if you don't believe me just ask one of these arrogent ,ignorent ,bigotted republicans they'll stupidly answer you as well!!

    April 7, 2013 at 10:06 am | Reply

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