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Is Friendly Fire Preventable?

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Is Friendly Fire Preventable?

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Is Friendly Fire Preventable?

Is Friendly Fire Preventable?

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There's been an uproar in Britain, after a newspaper obtained a videotape of an incident in 2003 when U.S. pilots opened fire on a tank in Iraq killing a British soldier. Guests discuss why friendly fire happens, and if it can be prevented.

Guests:

Julian Borger, reporter, the Guardian

Claire Leger , mother of Canadian soldier Sgt. Marc Leger, who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

Sarah Sewell, director of Carr center for human rights policy at Harvard