General Ignored Afghan Hospital Corruption, Panel Hears

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT) -- Current and former military leaders told lawmakers Tuesday that a top U.S. general was politically motivated when he tried to delay a probe into corruption and bribery at a U.S.-mentored Afghan hospital where neglect and mistreatment were allegedly so bad that one colonel compared it to a Nazi concentration camp.

At a hearing before the House Oversight Committee, Col. Mark Fassl said that Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, who was in charge of the training command, cited the then-upcoming 2010 congressional elections when reprimanding subordinates for requesting...
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