Global Security reported Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls the failure to “criminally investigate” troops involved in the attack on an Afghan hospital late last year an ‘injustice and insult’ to the victims. Ten service members received administrative punishment some including career ending letters of reprimand for the attack on a hospital initially described as a source of Taliban fire on friendly units.
The Pentagon is scheduled to release a version of its investigation next week. The US military’s position is the AC130 gunship misidentified the hospital for an Afghan command and control center.
Still waiting for HRW’s comments reference the complete lack of Russian oversight on widespread allegations of Russian aircraft striking civilian targets in Syria. One was recently addressed by Grunts and Co to highlight the double standard.