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Friendly Fire : the Accidental Shootdown of U.S. Black Hawks over Northern Iraq.

Author: Scott A Snook
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2011.
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On April 14, 1994, two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighters accidentally shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopters over Northern Iraq, killing all twenty-six peacekeepers onboard. In response to this disaster the complete array of military and civilian investigative and judicial procedures ran their course. After almost two years of investigation with virtually unlimited resources, no culprit emerged, no bad guy showed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Snook, Scott A.
Friendly Fire : The Accidental Shootdown of U.S. Black Hawks over Northern Iraq.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott A Snook
ISBN: 9781400840977 140084097X 128325607X 9781283256070
OCLC Number: 749265018
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction: How In the World Could This Happen?; Motivation: To Learn from and Correct Our Mistakes; Theoretical Domain: A Normal Accident in a Highly Reliable Organization; Data: We Know Exactly "What" Happened; Analytical Strategy: Constructing a Causal Map; Outline of the Book: An Explanation Across Levels; 2. The Shootdown: A Thin Description; Background: Context Is Important; Command and Control: Dense Webs of Crosscutting Guidance.

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On April 14, 1994, two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighters accidentally shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopters over Northern Iraq, killing all twenty-six peacekeepers onboard. In response to this disaster the complete array of military and civilian investigative and judicial procedures ran their course. After almost two years of investigation with virtually unlimited resources, no culprit emerged, no bad guy showed himself, no smoking gun was found. This book attempts to make sense of this tragedy--a tragedy that on its surface makes no sense at all. With almost twenty years in uniform and a P.

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