September 5, 2009
Afghanistan: Seeds Of Our Own Destruction
The emotion of the German soldier speaks volumes.
After paying for the Granai screw-up in May, this latest NATO/U.S. airstrike to go bad was called in by German forces responsible for the mostly quiet Kunduz area in the Afghan north. Might this drive the German’s out?
from NYT slide show: NATO Airstrike Kills Dozens
(image: Anja Niedringhaus/Associated Press. caption. Afghan officials said the strike had killed insurgents as well as civilians who had surrounded the trucks and were siphoning fuel when the bombs struck. There were differing accounts of how many civilians were killed. A German ISAF soldier talked on a field telephone after inspecting the site.)