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.