Friday, October 30, 2009

PLN 19

I read the article " Exercise Seeks to Reduce Friendly Fire Incidents". Whats important is that the military is seeking technology's that will help to prevent friendly fire incidents to save military and civilian lives during combat operations. They are also seeking technology's to better aid combat air crews in differentiating between friendly and enemy forces and civilians during air-to-ground support operations. About 1,000 military members are participating in this exercise which includes about 20 U.S. and Canadian aircraft and some 80 U.S. ground vehicles. Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, are heavily involved in all of the exercises ground operations. I think that this wiil help us not to shoot our own guys and save more lives in combat. "The potential for human error cannot be totally factored out, it’s unlikely that fratricide or civilian casualties will be completely eliminated from warfare", said Sgt. Miller. My dad served in Operation Desert Storm and was shot by his best friend on accident. They are still best friends but they are involved in this exercise.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with what Sgt. Miller suggested. There is always the chance of someone innocent getting in the lane of fire during a war. It happens all of the time. What the army is trying to do is reduce the number of these deaths, as well as the number of deaths due to friendly fire. Do you think their plans are a good idea? Will they be able to prevent a sufficient number of these incidents? What are your views?