US Army General John Campbell (C), the outgoing commander of Resolute Support forces and United States forces in Afghanistan, pays respect during a command ceremony at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, March 2, 2016. (AFP photo)
American forces stationed in Afghanistan are confused about the nature of their mission, a newly-declassified Pentagon report shows.
Witness accounts included in the heavily redacted 700-page report reveal that when Taliban militants captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last year, US Special Forces involved in the ensuing fierce battle repeatedly asked their commanders how far they were allowed to go in efforts to retake the city.
The American forces even attacked a Doctors Without Borders hospital in the city, striking it with a US Air Force AC-130 gunship for more than an hour. The attack left 42 people dead…
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