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 about a U.S. funded military hospital in Afghanistan that kept patients in “Auschwitz-like” conditions.
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 below may be considered graphic.
The unseen picture of the Afghanistan war is now public after one of the biggest security breaches in history! The U.S. Army and Governments secret “War Diary.” Six years, and 90,000 entries. Written by the soldiers fighting it.
What is it? It is the most comprehensive history of a war to have ever been published during a course of a war.
How did this happen? Well, somewhere in the world, in the last six months someone accessed a secure military computer network, and copied its contents. That’s the claim of WikiLeaks, an anti-secrecy website. The information is now on the internet, 200,000 pages. Mostly classified secret.
So what exactly is in these documents? It’s the raw detail of Americas war in Afghanistan.