A recently released Pentagon report shows Special Forces operators in Afghanistan often felt there was no clear strategy or clarity behind their orders.

The 700+ page report is the result of an investigation into last year’s accidental attack on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz. Included in the hundreds of pages are several interviews with U.S. Army Special Forces personnel who expressed serious concerns over a lack of direction in the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan.

“‘How far do you want to go?’ is not a proper response to ‘How far do you want us to go?’” said one operator in the report.

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