Horror: Shocking Photos and Testimony from Afghanistan’s Dawood US Military Hospital Scandal
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.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 6 Aug 2012.
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