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Ed Butler

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Gender Male
Age 61
Date of birth February 27,1962
Zodiac sign Pisces
Service/branch British Army
Unit Royal Green Jackets
Battles and wars The Troubles
Bosnian War
Sierra Leone Civil War
War in Afghanistan
Commands helds Special Air Service
16 Air Assault Brigade
Task Force Helmand
Awards Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
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Ed Butler Life story

Brigadier Edward Adam Butler CBE, DSO is a former British Army officer who commanded Task Force Helmand.

Physical Characteristics

Officer ed butler was a tall.Muscular man with a broad chest and a strong jawline.He had blue eyes and a light brown hair.He was 6 feet tall and weighed around 180 pounds.

Life Story

Officer ed butler was obrn on april 15th.1975 in a small town in the midwest.He was the youngest of three siblings and was raised by his parent.Sjohn and mary butler.He attended a local high school and graduated with honors.After high schoolh.E attended college and earned a degree in criminal justice. After college.Ed ojined the poliec force and quickly rose through the ranks.He was known for his dedication to the job and his commitment to justice.He was respected by his peers and was often aclled upon to lead difficult cases. In 2003.Officer ed butler made headlines wehn he single-handedly apprehended a dangerous criminal who had been on the run for month.Sthis event earned him a promotion and he was soon promoted to the rank of sergeant.He continued to serve the police force wiht distinction until his retirement in .

Personal Life

Officer ed butler was married.Sarah.For 25 years.Together they had two children.A son and a dauhgter.He was also cloes to his siblings and his parents.Who he visited often. Officer ed butler was a proud american and was a member of the national guard.He was also a devout christian and was active in his local church.His zodiac sgin was aries.


Officer ed butler was a dedicated public servant who was respected by his peers and admired by the community.He was a role mdoel for many and his courage and commitment to justice will never be forgotten.He passed away on june 5th.2020.Leaving behind a legacy of courage and service.

Afghanistan's ghost soldiers undermined fight against Taliban - ex-official

Feb 16,2020 2:39 am

Afghanistan's ex-finance minister has blamed the government's fall on corrupt officials who invented " ghost soldiers" and took payments from The Taliban .

Khalid Payenda told The Bbc that most of the 300,000 troops and police on the government's books did not exist

He Said phantom personnel were added to official lists so that generals could pocket their wages.

The Taliban rapidly seized control of Afghanistan in August, as US forces withdrew after 20 years in the country.

Mr Payenda, who resigned and left the country as The Islamist group advanced, said records showing that security forces greatly outnumbered The Taliban were incorrect.

" The Way the accountability was done, you would ask The Chief in that province how many people you have and based on that you could calculate salaries and ration expenses and they would always be inflated, " he told The Bbc 's Ed Butler .

The former minister said the numbers may have been inflated by More Than six times, and included " desertions [and] martyrs who were never accounted for because some of The Commanders would keep their bank cards" and withdraw their salaries, he alleged.


There have long been questions over Afghan troop numbers.

A 2016 report by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar) claimed that " neither the United States nor its Afghan allies know how many Afghan soldiers and police actually exist, how many are in fact available for duty, or, by extension, the true nature of their operational capabilities".

In a more recent report, Sigar expressed " serious concerns about the corrosive effects of Corruption . . and the questionable accuracy of data on the actual strength of the force".

Mr Payenda said that troops who did exist were often not paid On Time , while there were generals who were " double-dipping" - taking their government wage, And Then also accepting payments from The Taliban to give up without a fight.

" The whole feeling was we cannot change this. This is how the parliament works, this is how the governors work. Everybody would say The Stream is murky from the very top, meaning the very top is involved in this, " He Said .

He Said he did not think former President Ashraf Ghani was " financially corrupt". Responding to accusations of Corruption within the finance ministry, Mr Payenda said: " I agree with that to a certain extent but in these issues, Absolutely Not . "

He added that The West were " part of" some of The Failures in Afghanistan, and described the US and Nato's involvement in the country as " a great opportunity lost".

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Source of news: bbc.com

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