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Iraq / Friendly Fire Incident / Wang Court-Martial #160505

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 20, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Tinker Air Force Base, OK: Dean Reynolds) Court-martial jury's decision in the case of Air Force Captain Jim Wang, who was tried for the friendly fire incident in which two Army helicopters were downed over Iraq, featured; courtroom sketches shown while the trial is reviewed. [At Tinker Air Force Base, OK, WANG, Air Force prosecutor Major Robert COACHER, widow Kay MOUNSEY - react to the verdict.] (Artist: Pat Lopez)

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The tendency for responsibility in military disasters not to reach to the top examined; several cases reviewed. [December 1993, President Ronald REAGAN, April 14, 1994, Secretary of Defense William PERRY - accept responsibility.] [Business Executives National Security Bob GASKIN - says general officers are rarely court-martialed.] [PERRY - defends the handling of the Iraq case.]

Jennings, Peter;
Lopez, Pat;
McWethy, John;
Reynolds, Dean

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