(Host) The head of the Vermont National Guard says he hopes the news of Osama bin Laden’s death brings some sense of closure to the families and friends of the 14 guard members who’ve died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Adjutant General Michael Dubie says that, with record deployments, Vermont has made an ‘acute sacrifice’. But he doesn’t question the importance of the U.S. presence in Afghanistan:
(Dubie) "And I would like to think that we have been-in the last year in particular, with so many Vermonters in Afghanistan – that we’re making a difference in that part of the world. Making it a little bit better or maybe putting it back together again."
(Host) Dubie says the military is on alert over fear of reprisals for bin Laden’s death. He says late last night the Guard received orders related to that alert. But Dubie says he can’t reveal any more than that.