Apparently the hospital in Afghanistan for wounded Afghan Soldiers was pay to play just like here in the good old U.S.
Isn't that special?
At Dawood Military Hospital the U.S. Military allowed patients to die of wound complications rarely seen since the Civil War in the United States and definitely not after the advent of penicillin. In the article linked below you will see photos from Congressional Testimony of untreated wounds left to fester and rot in what was termed:
kept patients in "Auschwitz-like" conditions.These were our allies. There was no question on how heinously we treat those deemed "enemy". But to do it to our own allies is more galling.
To make matters worse the Commander responsible Lt. General William B. Caldwell wanted to handle the problem in house and tried to prevent knowledge of this travesty from reaching the American Public and apparently Congress.
Obviously this made matters worse as he was subverting the chain of command during a crisis. That used raise questions about his fitness to command but this is the "New Army" so things like following orders is not important if you think you can get away with it.
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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.Colonel Geller Statement, Dawood National Military Hospital, Afghanistan
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.