U.S. Army Revamps Casualty Report Process

The U.S. Army has announced a new casualty review process in the wake of several high-profile discrepancies in reporting the circumstances of U.S. troop deaths. In one of those cases, Cpl. Pat Tillman, a former pro football player, was killed two years ago in Afghanistan by friendly fire, but his family was originally told he died fighting the enemy.

U.S. Army spokesman Col. Dan Baggio talks with Alex Chadwick about the new review process.



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