Tragedy of Errors: DOD says US misidentified target in striking charity's Afghan hospital

November 25, 2015 4:07 PM

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The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan acknowledged Wednesday that “human error” was to blame for a U.S. warplane’s fatal strike on a charity hospital in Afghanistan last month, as the official military investigation determined the crew confused the hospital for another building several hundred yards away.

“This was a tragic but avoidable accident caused primarily by human error,” Gen. John Campbell told reporters on Wednesday.

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