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A slap on the wrist for deadly U.S. attack on hospital that killed 42 civilians

A slap on the wrist for deadly U.S. attack on hospital that killed 42 civilians

The heavily redacted Pentagon report released Friday on last year's deadly attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, affirms, as early accounts had suggested, that it was the result of a chain of errors, many of them avoidable. But because the deaths of the 42 civilians — doctors, staff and patients alike, some of them incinerated in their beds — were deemed to be unintentional, the Pentagon has decided the punishments for the perpetrators should be administrative, and that none of those involved will face criminal prosecution for their misdeeds.

That is inadequate. These deaths weren't the result of a single error that led to dropping a bomb...

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