Generals deny trying to stop Afghan hospital probe
by Larry Margasak, Associated Press
September 12, 2012 03:10 PM | 527 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. generals have denied they tried to stop an inspector general’s investigation in 2010 into patient neglect at a U.S.-funded Afghan military hospital.

Lt. Gen. William Caldwell and Maj. Gen. Gary Patton are taking issue with congressional testimony in July, when an active-duty colonel and two now-retired colonels said Caldwell sought to stop a probe of the Dawood National Military Hospital.

Caldwell appeared before a House subcommittee on Wednesday, where he also denied making a statement that cited the then-upcoming 2010 congressional elections during a meeting where the proposed investigation was discussed.

When the controversy occurred, Caldwell was in charge of the training mission for Afghanistan’s army and police.

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