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'Perpetrators Can't Also Be Judges': War Crime Probe Demanded at White House Gate

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According to the AP, two unnamed servicemen reportedly told Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) that U.S. special forces called in the airstrike on the hospital 'because they believed the Taliban were using it as a command center, contradicting the military's explanation that the attack was meant for a different building.' The servicemen allege that U.S. forces 'were not aware the Doctors Without Borders building was still being used as a hospital' because Afghan forces told them 'it had become a Taliban command and control center.' However, additional AP reporting found, 'The day before the attack, a senior special forces commander wrote in a report that the hospital was in Taliban hands and his objective was to clear it. A senior Pentagon official called Doctors Without Borders to ask whether their hospital had been overrun; he was told it had not.'

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Natylie Baldwin is co-author of Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated, available from Tayen Lane Publishing. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various publications including Sun Monthly, Dissident Voice, (more...)
 

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