White House, Pentagon trade accusations about rescue failure

White House and Pentagon officials are trading accusations and shifting blame following two failed attempts to rescue Western hostages seized in Afghanistan last month. Amid the finger pointing, new details are leading Capitol Hill lawmakers to question what they call “White House micromanaging” of war operations.

The White House, the Pentagon and other involved officials agree that the following string of events occurred in August in Afghanistan, including several previously unreported details.

Obama was on vacay…