American pilots have been found guilty of killing four Canadian servicemen in Afghanistan on April 18th. American and Canadian commissions came to such a conclusion. That day, two US F-16 bomber-fighters attacked Canadian positions mistaking them for the Taliban lines.
American and Canadian experts believe that in that case, the use of force was ungrounded.
General Michael DeLong, a Deputy Commander, USCENTCOM, stated at a press conference in Florida that one pilot dropped a 250-kg laser-guided bomb on the Canadians without an authorisation. At that moment, the Canadian troops assigned to the international anti-terrorist force were carrying out a night training mission. The air attack left four Canadians dead; another eight soldiers were wounded.
In compliance with the American legislature, the American pilots can be handed over to a court martial.
The Americans came to realise that they would have to either leave the region or weaken their presence there. It is Russia that is filling the vacuum now