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The Ugly Consequences of the U.S. Military Having Immunity to Commit War Crimes in Afghanistan

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AlterNet, 12 May 2016

In this article looking at the US government’s reaction at the October 2015 bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz that killed 42 civilians, AAN is quoted twice with some background and linked to one of our reports:

As the Afghanistan Analysts Network noted years ago, “The U.S. military seldom publicizes the results of investigations into specific abuses, including torture, deaths in detention and indiscriminate or disproportionate use of force during ground operations. In the majority of cases, there is little indication that anyone has been held accountable for these abuses.” (…)

According to a report from the Afghanistan Analysts Network, Afghans are now the second largest group of refugees seeking asylum in Europe. The analysts attribute this mass displacement to “regime changes, wars, fragile statehood, and economic despair.”