It doesn't seem likely that anyone with a US passport will pay a price for the bombing that killed at least 30 people this month.
The fighting near the city of Lashkar Gah comes three weeks after the Taliban scored a major victory by briefly capturing the northern city of Kunduz.
The head of the medical charity says the US bombing of the hospital in Kunduz caused "precise destruction," and that Taliban fighters were not present at the facility.
Special operations analysts reportedly suspected that a Pakistani operative was using the facility as a Taliban control center and to house heavy weapons.
The details of the airstrike on the MSF hospital remain under investigation, but there are a number of details about the airstrike and the process for its approval that are known.
A day after the Taliban declared two TV stations legitimate "military targets," Afghan journalists said that they would withhold coverage of the insurgency if they are attacked.
The Pentagon says it will offer payments to the families of civilians who were killed or injured when a US airstrike hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital last week.
The general in charge of coalition forces in Afghanistan once again tweaked the US version of events when he testified before the Senate Armed Forces Committee on Tuesday.
Before an airstrike destroyed the hospital and forced Doctors Without Borders to withdraw from Kunduz, the facility was treating more patients than ever.
The NGO Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has repeated its demands for a full independent inquiry into the bombing of one of its hospitals in Afghanistan on Saturday, apparently led by the US.
Doctors Without Borders has called for an “independent international body” to investigate the suspected US airstrike, and denied that Taliban fighters were firing from the hospital.