U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward

A U.S.-led coalition airstrike meant to target Islamic State fighters in Tabqa, Syria, actually hit friendly Syrian forces on April 11, killing 18, according to a statement issued by the military this morning. The strike was called in by the coalition’s “partnered forces, who had identified the target location as an ISIS position,” the statement said, but “the target was actually a forward Syrian Democratic Forces fighting position.”

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So long as the acting isn’t terrible, or the plot awful, even a mediocre film set during the Second World War is going to do well with an American audience. We love that shit — dead Nazis, all-American heroes, massive battles, and, most importantly, a major victory for the United States. In the coming months, we’ll see four more additions to this genre: “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Allied,” “Dunkirk,” and “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage.”

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