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Iraq / Friendly Fire Incident / Wang Court-Martial #363758

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 20, 1995
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Tinker Air Force Base, OK: Scott Pelley) 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, widow Kay MOUNSEY, retired Colonel Danny PIPER - react to the verdict.] (Artist: Brigitte Woosley)

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Stewart) The sloppy and superficial investigation by the Air Force into the friendly fire incident examined. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman John SHALIKASHVILI - says individuals failed to do their jobs properly.] [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - says many officers' careers were adversely affected.] [Former Air Force pilot Bob GASKIN - says general officers are rarely court-martialed.]

Pelley, Scott;
Rather, Dan;
Stewart, Jim

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