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Dan K McNeill

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Nickname(s)  "Bomber"
Name  Dan McNeill
Rank  General
Years of service  1968-2008

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Born  July 23, 1946 (age 69) Warsaw, North Carolina (1946-07-23)
Allegiance  United States of America
Battles/wars  Vietnam War Invasion of Panama Gulf war War in Afghanistan
Awards  Defense Distinguished Service Medal Distinguished Service Medal (2) Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit (5) Bronze Star (3) Expert Infantryman Badge Master Parachutist Badge (with Bronze Service Star) US Army Aviator Badge Special Forces Tab
Education  North Carolina State University
Battles and wars  Vietnam War, United States invasion of Panama, Gulf War, War in Afghanistan
Commands held  International Security Assistance Force
Similar People  David D McKiernan, Egon Ramms, David Barno, David Richards - Baron Ric, Dadullah

Service/branch  United States Army

Dan Kelly McNeill (born July 23, 1946) is a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He served as Commander, Coalition Forces, Afghanistan from 2002 to 2003 and as Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) from 2004 to 2007. He then served as Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan from February 1, 2007 to June 3, 2008.

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According to Eurasianet, McNeill opposed the local ceasefires and economic development programs that had been favored by the outgoing NATO commander, British General David Richards. The attempted targeting of Taliban commander Abdul Ghafour, through aerial bombardment, on February 4, 2007, was seen as a sign of the policy changes McNeill wanted to introduce.

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Officials in several European countries have quietly expressed concern about placing an American general in charge of the NATO force. Richards tried to create a less harsh, more economic-development-oriented identity for NATO in Afghanistan, as compared to the "kicking-down-doors" image that US forces have. Many local analysts expect NATO forces to embrace a more aggressive stance under McNeill, who is believed to oppose the type of local peace arrangements that Richards promoted. The danger at this point is that an overly aggressive NATO force in Afghanistan could alienate Afghans, and thus cause the Taliban’s support base to grow.

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McNeill was featured in the Academy award-winning documentary Taxi to the Dark Side (2007). The film captured McNeil refusing to admit 'any blunt force trauma' that caused Dilawar's death, despite the fact that the certificate of death had already stated 'Homicide'.

Awards and decorations

His awards and decorations included the

References

Dan K. McNeill Wikipedia


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