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Marine Friendly Fire
« on: March 30, 2004, 16:17:00 »
Terrible, what astonshes me is at the end of the article, discussing how the pilots failed to identify the Marine‘s vehicles.
 http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/03/29/iraq.friendly.fire/index.html
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Re: Marine Friendly Fire
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2004, 19:46:00 »
Overwhelming US fire support when combined with the eternal presence of the fog of war will make this an ever present feature of battle.

Do a little reading on the American blue-on-blue that hit Canadian formations during OP Totalize in WWII.  This isn‘t something new or something that will go away.
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Re: Marine Friendly Fire
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2004, 21:04:00 »
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Do a little reading on the American blue-on-blue that hit Canadian formations during OP Totalize in WWII
I‘ll look that up.
Thanks Infanteer
War is a matter of vital importance to the state; a matter of life or death, the road either to survival or to ruin. Hence, it is imperative that it be studied thoroughly -Sun Tzu