General John Campbell, Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, testifies before the House Armed Services Committee.
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General John F. Campbell, Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, testified before for the Senate Armed Services Committee on Military Operations in Afghanistan.
You can watch the hearing here.
By all accounts, what took place in the Afghan city of Kunduz over the weekend was horrific. It appears that several airstrikes hit a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières, killing more than twenty and wounding dozens. MSF describes the attacks on the medical facility as repeated and precise:
Why the Emphasis on Self-Defense? Putting the U.S. Air and Ground Operations in Kunduz in Legal and Policy Context
The role of U.S. forces in helping the Afghan government retake Kunduz from the Afghan Taliban has drawn attention to the complicated mix of legal and policy constraints currently governing U.S. operations there. According to the Wall Street Journal, the United States has carried out at least 8 airstrikes in the Kunduz area in recent days, and now there has been an exchange of fire involving U.S.