The World from Berlin 'Afghanistan Is Not a Computer Simulation'

A top German general says that a confidential NATO report has exonerated a Bundeswehr officer who called in a controversial air strike in Afghanistan in September that is believed to have resulted in a number of civilian deaths. German commentators are critical of the report and fear the incident may never be resolved.
Afghan security forces stand guard near a burnt fuel tanker that had been blasted by a NATO jet.

Afghan security forces stand guard near a burnt fuel tanker that had been blasted by a NATO jet.

Foto: STR/ AP
-- Siobhán Dowling