CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 05, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with Senator Chuck Hagel†, Crucible Security CEO Kelly McCann†, and retired US Air Force Maj. Gen. Don Shepperd† about the dangers of friendly fire. [SHEPPERD – comments on the US use of high-altitude air attacks; explains the damage from the bombs; comments on technology to mark locations of US troops.] [McCANN - explains the guidance system of the GBU-31 JDAM† bomb; describes battlefield control measures to prevent accidents.] [HAGEL - says servicemen know friendly fire is part of the risk; comments on the high rate of friendly fire incidents in Vietnam.]
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