Jewish intelligence contractor buried in Arlington


WASHINGTON (JTA) — An Israeli-American intelligence contractor killed in Afghanistan was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Shawn Pine, a former U.S. Army Ranger who was training Afghan army soldiers, was killed by a roadside bomb in Kabul last month, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Pine, 51, died in the same explosion that killed another Jewish U.S. intelligence officer, First Lt. Roslyn Schulte, 25. He was buried June 2.

A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Pine also served in the Israeli army’s elite Golani Brigade after making aliyah with his family at age 17, before returning to the United States.

In 2001, Pine accused the U.S. Army of taking his security clearance away because of his ties to Israel. An Army appeals board eventually reinstated the clearance.

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