Thursday, 6 July 2017

U.S. military in Afghanistan to delay casualty reports

U.S. military in Afghanistan to delay casualty reports | Reuters

The American military in Afghanistan says it will delay announcing any troop casualties until after next of kin have been notified, potentially leaving casualties unreported for days.

The change in policy was instituted by General John Nicholson, the senior U.S. commander in Kabul, over fears that families could be left guessing for days after casualties have been publicly announced but not identified, and before families could be notified, said military spokesman Captain Bill Salvin.

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