Independent Investigation Needed Into U.S. Airstrike On MSF Hospital
New York Times: The Aftermath of a Deadly Airstrike in Afghanistan
“…Gen. John Campbell, who commands American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, acknowledged at a news conference on Monday that the airstrike [on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, run by Médecins Sans Frontières] by an American gunship on Saturday had ‘accidentally struck’ civilians and promised a thorough investigation. That is not sufficient. In addition, an independent panel should quickly be empowered to obtain all the information needed to produce a credible conclusion about what went so horribly wrong. … Whenever [civilian deaths happen], American military commanders have promised to hone the rules of engagement to minimize the risks. General Campbell repeated that pledge on Monday. He needs to urgently re-examine the issue” (10/5).
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