DOD not allowing congress access to AC-130 Audio/Video recording of Doctors bombin
Audio and video recordings were taken from the AC-130 gunship that bombed the medical facility in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing 22 staff members and patients, on October 3. The recordings are considered a key source to the Pentagon’s understanding of the attack, according to a U.S. defense official.
However, the military has purposefully avoided providing congressmen and senators who oversee the Pentagon with the actual audio or video. Even after directly asking to hear the audio, a lawmaker was turned down, with the Department of Defense citing its investigation as the reason they’re unable to share it.
This comes after a questionable story of initial accountability from the U.S. military, which Doctors Without Borders (MSF), who ran the facility, has largely condemned.