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Pentagon modifies training and targeting after deadly U.S. attack on hospital

Pentagon modifies training and targeting after deadly U.S. attack on hospital

A Pentagon investigation into a deadly U.S. airstrike at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan last fall has led to modifications in training and targeting procedures, officials said Friday.

Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, told a Pentagon news conference that the U.S. military has reviewed its targeting procedures, updated equipment and trained 9,000 troops on how much force is appropriate.

The changes follow an internal investigation into the Oct. 3 attack by a U.S. AC-130 gunship at the humanitarian aid group's...

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