Dr. Dilip Joseph works for the Colorado Springs-based Morning Star Development as a volunteer doctor in Afghanistan. His organization has an interesting mission statement:
Morning Star Development brings hope and opportunity to people in need in the developing world using sustainable economic and community development initiatives designed to empower individuals and transform communities.
Morning Star Development is a non-profit community and economic development organization committed to helping the people of Afghanistan rebuild their country and their lives by offering practical hope and resources. We focus on bringing transformational change to the people of Afghanistan through sustainable economic and community development initiatives.
Unfortunately, Dr. Joseph was kidnapped by the Taliban. And in the rescue, a SEAL Team 6 member, SO1 Nicolas D. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pa., was killed. My question, who okay’ed Morning Star Development working in Afghanistan? Are they accompanied by Soldiers or Marines (or the marginally useful/useless Afghani Police) for protection? Are they operating in areas rich with Taliban? I am all for helping Afghanis, just not at the expense of our Sailors. . .