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Hawaii / Submarine-Fishing Boat Accident / Apology / Military Accidents #396942

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 2001
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(Washington: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Yakona Air Force Base, Japan: Barry Petersen) The delivery by Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral William Fallon of a letter of apology from President Bush to Japan and the families of nine people presumed dead after the submarine USS Greeneville crashed into a Japanese fishing boat reported; details given about a second letter from USS Greeneville commander Captain Scott Waddle. [FALLON - says the letter will express the nation's apologies.] [Keio University Haruo SHIMADA - says Waddle must actually apologize.] [Fuji television commentator Taro KIMURA - comments on the civilian presence on the submarine.]

(Washington: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York: Byron Pitts) Concerns that the military puts damage control above formal apologies after accidental deaths examined; examples of the military's "stonewalling" cited. [Parents Joan and retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dan PIPER - talk about daughter Laura's death in 1994 and the military's response.] [Former Senate investigator Eric THORSON - says military officials would not appear before the Senate and that oversight is needed.] [Retired Army Colonel Larry WORTZEL - defends the military.]

Petersen, Barry;
Pitts, Byron;
Rather, Dan

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