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In Depth (Afghanistan / Friendly Fire Deaths) #654162

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 05, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The risk of "friendly fire" deaths and injuries during combat and the steps being taken to minimize it examined in light of today's tragedy near Kandahar, Afghanistan; details given of the types of errors that can cause a "friendly fire" attack; scenes shown from a bombing site in Mazar-i-Sharif. [Joint Chiefs of Staff R/Admiral John STUFFLEBEEM - says that no pilot can make sure every weapon goes exactly where it should.] [Senator John McCAIN - describes the biggest "friendly fire" incident IN THE GULF WAR.] [Purple heart recipient "CAPT. PAUL" - describes being a victim if "friendly fire".] [NBC News Consultant retired General Barry McCAFFREY - says it is a miracle that "friendly fire" does not happen more often.] [U.S. Marine Corps retired General Bernard TRAINOR - says "friendly fire" will never be eliminated as long as humans are involved.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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