National Security

July 31, 2009 3:31 PM

Did bad decisions set stage for 9 U.S. deaths in Afghanistan?

One of the fiercest battles in America's eight-year war in Afghanistan killed nine U.S. Army soldiers, left 27 others wounded and forced the U.S. to abandon a valley in eastern Afghanistan last July. Now an official Army study of the battle documents a series of command missteps in the days preceding the battle.

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