Friendly Fire Supporters of two Illinois National Guard pilots accused of manslaughter in a friendly-fire incident say the government is bowing to political pressure from Canada, whose soldiers were fired upon in Afghanistan by U.S. planes. Four Canadians were killed and eight wounded. Charges are rare in friendly-fire incidents, even when those incidents result in death. Reporter Kelly McEvers has more.
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Friendly Fire

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Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

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Supporters of two Illinois National Guard pilots accused of manslaughter in a friendly-fire incident say the government is bowing to political pressure from Canada, whose soldiers were fired upon in Afghanistan by U.S. planes. Four Canadians were killed and eight wounded. Charges are rare in friendly-fire incidents, even when those incidents result in death. Reporter Kelly McEvers has more.