Amer­i­cans killed in Syria no strangers to war

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Second Front - By RICHARD A. OPPEL JR. and ERIC SCH­MITT

in 1998 and serv­ing with the SEALS un­til 2005.

He de­ployed three times to the Mid­dle East as a civil­ian with the De­fense In­tel­li­gence Agency, the Pen­tagon’s own in­tel­li­gence-gath­er­ing op­er­a­tion. For the past two years, he had su­per­vised the col­lec­tion of in­tel­li­gence in the same sort of restive re­gions to which he de­ployed as a Navy SEAL.

His death, said the De­fense In­tel­li­gence Agency’s direc­tor, Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ash­ley Jr., was “a stark re­minder of the dan­ger­ous mis­sions we con­duct for the nation and of the threats we work hard to mit­i­gate.”

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