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Report shows missteps by Army left troops vulnerable in Afghanistan

Hal Bernton and Cheryl Phillips of The Seattle Times reported on an unreleased study that concluded Army missteps directly contributed to one of the bloodiest battles in the Afghanistan war. Army historian Douglas Cubbison "noted suspect decisions by commanders, who allowed an understaffed platoon to plant itself in hostile territory without adequate support." Nine soldiers were killed and 27 were wounded in the battle on July 13, 2008.

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