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2016-04-30 Home Front: WoT
Punishing 16, Pentagon Says Mistakes Led to Hospital Attack in Afghanistan
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Posted by Fred 2016-04-30 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6472 views ]  Top
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#1 The punishments include suspension and removal from command as well as letters of reprimand, which can seriously damage or end a career.

Total and absolute political bullshi*. A serious setback for what remains of elan and espirit de corps.
Posted by Besoeker 2016-04-30 04:08||   2016-04-30 04:08|| Front Page Top

#2  A serious setback for what remains of elan and espirit de corps.

The corrosion continues.
Posted by Pappy 2016-04-30 14:24||   2016-04-30 14:24|| Front Page Top

#3 I met a lst SOW pilot at the Club at Hurlburt Field years ago. He'd flown the sortie that hosed down a mental hospital in Grenada. He certainly wasn't proud of it, but there are no do-overs. War is a dirty business. There are no 'clean ends' to grasp, and perhaps that is as it should be.
Posted by Besoeker 2016-04-30 14:42||   2016-04-30 14:42|| Front Page Top

#4 So General, if there were no Taliban in the facility, why did the troops on the ground and the guys in the air fire on the place?

You normally call in air support when you are taking fire from a particular location. Seems to me, the Taliban were in the compound firing on our guys and we responded.

Completer BS if you ask me. There were reasons for the incident and trying to blame it on a gak up of process and equipment failure...

I just hope the guys on the ground and the air crew were spared the administrative action. I hope the rear echelon drone and command second guessers got the brunt of this.
Posted by Bill Clinton 2016-04-30 19:35||   2016-04-30 19:35|| Front Page Top

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