The United States literally responded with a terrorist attack to a terrorist attack. Before dropping a bomb on residential areas in Kabul, a suicide bomber detonated himself at the airport, killing 13 American soldiers and about 90 other Afghans.
In retaliation, the United States launched an airstrike against a densely populated area that killed seven children and one social worker.
The US military on Friday called their attack a “tragic mistake”.
“Our investigation now concludes that the strike was a tragic mistake,” General Kenneth F McKenzie Jr, commander of the US...