Aftermath of a Deadly Airstrike Misguided Esprit de Corps Lets Officer Off the Hook

Up to 142 people, including many civilians, died in a German-ordered airstrike in Kunduz last September. Now the German armed forces have declined to reprimand the officer responsible. The decision to let Georg Klein off the hook is misguided.
German Colonel Georg Klein (archive photo) was not reprimanded for having ordered the Sept. 4, 2009 bombing in Kunduz.

German Colonel Georg Klein (archive photo) was not reprimanded for having ordered the Sept. 4, 2009 bombing in Kunduz.

Foto: Anja Niedringhaus/ AP