Pentagon Admits Major Investigation Flaw: They Rarely Talk to Air Strike Witnesses or Victims

By Sarah Knuckey, Ole Solvang, Jonathan Horowitz and Radhya Almutawakel
Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2:55 PM

In a transcript of a Pentagon Press Briefing, released this week by Airwars, Central Command’s Deputy Director for Operations made a striking admission about U.S. investigations into civilian casualties in Syria:

Q: Okay. So, you didn’t talk to anybody on the ground and nobody visited the site. Is that — that correct, right?

GEN. BONTRAGER: That is correct, Bill, and that’s common. It’s a rare thing with strikes like this that we can get on the ground in person, or that we can talk to anybody on the ground is not uncommon at all.

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