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Top German Soldier Quits Over Cover-Up

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Posted on Nov 26, 2009

Wolfgang Schneiderhan will no longer be Germany’s army chief.

Germany’s top soldier, army chief Wolfgang Schneiderhan, has resigned over accusations of a cover-up after officials withheld information about a NATO airstrike that killed dozens of civilians in Afghanistan.

The BBC:

Germany’s top soldier has resigned over allegations of a cover-up related to a deadly Nato air strike in Afghanistan.

Wolfgang Schneiderhan’s move followed reports that key information about the 4 September action was withheld, the defence minister said.

The strike, which was ordered by a German commander, targeted two fuel tankers hijacked by Taliban militants.

But dozens of civilians were also killed in the attack, which happened in the northern province of Kunduz.

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By Rodney, November 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm Link to this comment
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Nobody quits in American war cover ups. They get promoted for keeping it a cover up. Remember Vietnam and Iraq

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By peterjkraus, November 27, 2009 at 6:55 am Link to this comment

The German general responsible for the cover-up of the fuel truck incident quits. Off with his head.

The American general responsible for the cover-up of the Pat Tillman killing is now top dog in the “Af-Pak” disaster. Off with somebody’s head? Dream on.

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