Over the weekend, an investigation uncovered thousands of airstrikes by the U.S. military in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the past few years, these attacks were not documented by the U.S. Air Force. The investigation exposed over 400 unrecorded U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan just in the last year.
Fox News reports, Military officials told the Military Times they were unable to determine how far back some information was excluded in reports. “It is really weird. We don’t track the number of strikes from Apaches, for example,” an official from U.S. Central Command said. “I can tell you, unequivocally, we are not trying to hide the number of strikes,” the official added. “That is just the way it has been tracked in the past. That’s what it’s always been.” Also, “The Military Times reported that the incomplete data might date back as far as when the U.S. entered Afghanistan in 2001 and could question other data the Pentagon releases to the public, including casualties, the bill footed by the American taxpayer and the military’s progress in the war on terror in the Middle East.”