In response to a FOIA request, U.S. Central Command tells Gawker that it intends to release on April 29 the results of an investigation into the clusterfuck that resulted in an Air Force special ops AC-130 bombing a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, last fall.
More than a dozen U.S. military personnel—both officers and enlisted personnel, the Associated Press reported last month, but no generals—have been disciplined as a result of the October attack. CENTCOM’s investigation, which is said to be several thousand pages long, is one of at least two conducted by the American military into the incident. (The AP obtained the other report last year.)
Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan at the time, called the attack a “tragic but avoidable accident caused primarily by human error.” Forty-two people were killed in the attack, including 30 civilians. The members of the Taliban who were killed were likely patients at the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital.