Hey, Great White Furry Critter What Gnaws at Generals' Ankles. Greetings and a half-a$$ed salute.
The Astan incident you mention was discussed in this SWC thread, Germans in Afghanistan
, starting at post #20, Germany and the Haji Sakhi Dedby airstrike
and continuing on to the next page with input from two Germans (Fuchs and Igel).
Although the 2009 German situation was much less direct than the 2007 Apache situation - no Coalition ground assets were in direct contact or subject to imminent attack; and the purpose was preemptive (so, neither tankers nor fuel could be used in future attacks on German FOBs or convoys), I had no bitch with GEN Schneiderhan's initial assessment re: no criminality. But, he resigned his command in Nov 2009 (2 mos post-incident); and so also the Defense Minister - Igel's post #37
Curiousity requires me to ask: Were any charges preferred in Germany (civilian or military courts) against anyone because of this incident ?