Wednesday, September 24, 2008

US Navy to Discipline No One

Today in 1988, Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci said that no one from the United States Navy would be disciplined for the downing of an Iranian civilian jetliner by the USS Vincennes in the Persian Gulf on July 3.The report by Admiral Fogarty differs in many details from the initial statement made by Admiral Crowe in the aftermath of the tragedy.The investigation found that the airplane was transmitting civilian identification signals, not military signals as Admiral Crowe initially reported. Moreover, the airliner was inside a commercial air corridor, not outside of the channel, as Admiral Crowe had said. Read full story

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