Friendly Fire

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Any unintentional discharge or misdirection of firepower or other weapons of war (e.g., gunfire, dropping of bombs and shelling by long-range weapons) in an armed conflict against combatants of the same side
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The concept of friendly fire is similar in many respects to the accidental killing of civilians, but such accidental killings appear to be treated differently and are often referred to as "civilian casualties" or by more sterile terms like "collateral damage." Reported cases of courts-martial involving the accidental deaths of civilians are rare.
One of the largest and most infamous friendly fire tragedies occurred as the Allies began their breakout from Normandy seven weeks after the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944.
The US has also refused to send personnel involved in friendly fire deaths to UK inquests.
Central Command officials announced that it was probably friendly fire that killed Army Cpl.
Tillman probably died as a result of friendly fire while his unit was engaged in combat.'
Of course, friendly fire does happen in war, but the extent that the US is involved appears somewhat extreme when considering the above numbers.
After landing at RAF Northolt in London, he was asked about his feelings on the 35 British servicemen who were killed by friendly fire accidents in Iraq.
The Tactical Internet, implemented via IDM Technology, permits rapid, accurate target engagement, efficient fire support synchronization, and a significant reduction in the potential for friendly fire incidents.
A SWANSEA company is working flat out to meet demand from British troops ordering Union flags to ward off friendly fire.
AMERICAN forces are being trained how to avoid killing British soldiers in "friendly fire" incidents.
Paul Fussell's "The Making of a Skeptic" looks at blunders caused by "friendly fire." "Mollie," by A.J.
A study in mice now points to a fragment of the insulin protein itself as the target that draws friendly fire from immune-system warriors called CD8 T cells, researchers report in the September NATURE MEDICINE.

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