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  • Punishment for Afghan hospital bombing by U.S. sends message

    Boston Herald - 04/29/2016

    The 16 military personnel — including a two-star general — disciplined for a brutal airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 sends a clear message such mistakes won’t be tolerated, one expert told the Herald.

    “The higher-ups want to convey that these sorts of mistakes are unacceptable and those that are party to those mistakes will be punished,” said Max Abrahms, a political science professor at Northeastern University.

    “This was egregious. The target wasn’t just civilian. It was a hospital. It’s a real blight on the counterinsurgency campaign there,” he added.

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