Horror: Shocking Photos and Testimony from Afghanistan’s Dawood US Military Hospital Scandal
IN FOCUS, 6 August 2012
by Rebecca Elliott & Michael Hastings, BuzzFeed – TRANSCEND Media Service
If you look at only one story about the Afghan War this year, make it this one. An explosive Congressional investigation revealed horrific new details this week [27 Jul 2012] about a U.S. funded military hospital in Afghanistan that kept patients in “Auschwitz-like” conditions.
Warning: Graphic images.
The investigation also revealed that Lt. General William B. Caldwell, then commander of the $11.2 billion dollar a year Afghan training program, tried to block the probe and ordered a cover-up.
There are currently two ongoing investigations looking into the Dawood Military Hospital abuses: one centered around the Military Whistleblower Protection Act, the other concerned with Caldwell’s politically-motivated decision to delay investigations into the hospital until after the 2010 elections.
What follows is a very disturbing look inside the Dawood National Military Hospital. It was compiled with sworn eye-witness testimony from the three U.S. Army colonels who blew the whistle on the scandal, as well as never-before published photos obtained by BuzzFeed.
The photos and corresponding descriptions were collected by U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan.
The images are extremely graphic.
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