Hospital Bombing in Afghanistan
The Pentagon released the results of its internal investigation into the October U.S. bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan which killed at least 31 civilians and injured 28 others. The report finds that the military strike was a direct result of human error and U.S. military misidentified the medical facility believing it was compound occupied by the Taliban. Gen. John Campbell briefed Pentagon reporters from Afghanistan saying the U.S. personnel most closely associated with the incident have been suspended from their duties. In addition, Afghanistan Operations Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Brig. Gen. Wilson Shoffner answered reporter questions.471 views
President Obama and French President Hollande hold a joint press conference today on the coalition to defeat ISIS, the Turkey shooting down a Russian jet and the upcoming climate summit in Paris2,047 views
Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony
President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 17 recipients, including baseball player Yogi Berra, violinist Itzhak Perlman, director Steven Spielberg, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and composer Stephen Sondheim.1,391 views
Military Operations in Iraq and Syria
Colonel Steven Warren briefed reporters at the Pentagon from Baghdad on the latest military actions against ISIL* and showed a map and unclassified silent videos of air strikes. Colonel Warren responded to questions on a Russian military plane that was shot down by Turkey near Turkey’s border with Syria. He confirmed that Turkey did issue 10 warning to the Russian plane by radio.559 views
* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.