Tillman Fratricide Hearings: What Did Rumsfeld and DoD Know, and When Did They Know It?

Brian Zick

Jesse Lee at The Gavel reports: On Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing entitled “The Tillman Fratricide: What the Leadership of the Defense Department Knew.” The hearing will examine what senior Defense Department officials knew about U.S. Army Corporal Patrick Tillman’s death by fratricide. On Friday, July 13, Chairman Waxman and Ranking Minority Member Tom Davis sent letters to the White House and the Department of Defense objecting to the withholding of documents related to the death of Corporal Tillman, who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004. Chairman Waxman also wrote the Republican National Committee to request communications about Corporal Tillman’s death by White House officials using e-mail accounts controlled by the RNC. Invited to testify: · The Honorable Donald Rumsfeld Former Secretary of Defense · Gen. Richard B. Myers (Retired) Former Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff · Gen. John P. Abizaid (Retired) Former Commander, U.S. Central Command · Gen. Bryan Douglas Brown (Retired) Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command · Lt. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger, Jr. (Retired) Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command · Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal Commander, Joint Special Operations Command

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Democratic Rep. Summer Lee, who at the time was a candidate for the state House, at a demonstration in Pittsburgh for Antwon Rose, who was killed by police, in 2018. Lee recently defeated her 2024 primary challenger.
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