To be clear, the decision to provide aerial fire [on a hospital] was a U.S. decision made within the U.S. chain of command.
We should affirm the Afghans' right to medical care and safety. The U.S. should offer investigators unimpeded access to the decision makers in this attack and pay to reconstruct the hospital with reparations for suffering caused throughout these fourteen years of war and cruelly manufactured chaos.
The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification
This amounts to an admission of a war crime. This utterly contradicts the initial attempts of the US government to minimize the attack as ‘collateral damage.'