Saturday, August 9, 2008

Can We Know the Truth?

News leaked about the US Navy's internal investigation of the destruction of an Iranian passenger jet by the Aegis cruiser Vincennes last month have already created some embarrassment for the administration.At first glance, it appears that some truth is finally coming out. Yet, it seems quite clear that the report is not telling the whole truth. The report places major responsibility on "crew error arising from the psychological stress of being in combat for the first time."But the report explicitly states the ship radar and electronic system performed entirely correctly. This will be perceived as suspicious to anyone aware of the history of failed tests of these systems. Read full story

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