From CNN in the USA:
WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials say a Defense Department investigation will recommend that nine officers be held accountable for the aftermath of the friendly-fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, according to The Associated Press.
The Pentagon’s inspector general will describe errors and inappropriate conduct during the military’s investigation of the former football star’s death in Afghanistan in 2004, one defense official told AP.
The official, who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the investigation, told AP that military leaders may have lacked adequate information or failed to pursue it.
The U.S. Army last year launched a criminal investigation into the death of Tillman, who gave up his career with the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals to fight terrorism after the 9/11 attacks.
Initial reports after his death said Tillman, 27, was shot and killed by Taliban forces during an ambush on April 22, 2004.
An investigation later found that fellow soldiers shot Tillman, thinking he was part of an enemy force firing at them.
Tillman’s family demanded to know why his uniform and body armor were burned a day after he was killed and why they were not immediately told he might have been killed by fellow soldiers.
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Australia and Afghanistan: here.