Tuesday, November 16, 2021


You may have seen the NYT report on the 2019 airstrike at BaghuzDave Philipps & Eric Schmitt, How the U.S. Hid an Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria, Nov. 13, 2021.

As a follow-on, Jeff Shogol, of Task & Purpose writes that The military keeps finding it did nothing wrong when it investigates itself. Nov. 15, 2021.

The New York Times has a podcast discussion on the Baghuz strike here. Part of the discussion includes an interview with "Gene Tate, an evaluator who worked on the case for the inspector general’s office and agreed to discuss the aspects that were not classified." The podcast is more about the alleged failures to investigate and a cover-up.

LtCol Dean W. Korsak has made a few public comments, here, and here.

Just Security has a list of at least 48 questions that need to be asked about the strike.

This story is clearly a developing one and it will be interesting to see if the Commander-in-Chief or Secretary of Defense takes action to order an independent and transparent (as possible) investigation.

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