DoD admits mistake in Bombing Raid

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  1. indexer

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8090422.stm


    http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/World/Story/A1Story20090609-147196.html

    It's a good thing they replaced the leadership of the American military in command in Afghanistan. Someone needs to clean up these recurring messes.
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I wonder if the "fog of war" was also a contributing factor.
     
  3. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    ...because it was the generals' fault (yes ALL of them). :rolleyes:

    War sucks, people die. Quite often innocent people die. We all do what we can to minimize the chances of innocents being killed or wounded while still balancing the need to accomplish the mission. That is why the concepts of proportionality, military necessity, and minimizing unnecessary suffering are part of the Law of Armed Conflict.

    Obviously, something went wrong. It's been investigated. The DoD works hard to learn from mistakes, since they can cost us our lives, the lives of our comrades, or the lives of innocent people.
     

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