Latest in Kunduz

Military Justice

Should the U.S. Military Receive the Benefit of the Doubt When Investigating Itself for Alleged War Crimes?

The bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan has amplified a long-simmering discussion regarding the ability of the American military to objectively conduct internal investigations into war crimes and, where necessary, to hold individuals accountable.

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Potential Implications of CENTCOM’s MSF Investigation on the ICC’s Preliminary Examination of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

CENTCOM’s report on the airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan will surely attract the attention of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Office of the Prosecutor (OTP).


Why the Emphasis on Self-Defense? Putting the U.S. Air and Ground Operations in Kunduz in Legal and Policy Context

The role of U.S. forces in helping the Afghan government retake Kunduz from the Afghan Taliban has drawn attention to the complicated mix of legal and policy constraints currently governing U.S. operations there.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the United States has carried out at least 8 airstrikes in the Kunduz area in recent days, and now there has been an exchange of fire involving U.S. Special Forces deployed as military advisers to the Afghan Army.

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