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 Posted: Mon Jun 13th, 2011 01:03 am
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Texas Defender

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  There have been friendly fire incidents as long there has been organized warfare. In World War II, literally thousands of American casualties were caused by friendly fire, mostly due to a breakdown of, or total lack of communications between friendly forces. This problem, along with the natural desire of the military to conceal it, continues to this day, in spite of greatly improved communications.

  In the Civil War, the most famous friendly fire incident involved General Thomas J. Jackson, but you can be sure that , due to very poor communications at that time,  there were certainly hundreds or thousands of other incidents that were hidden, or never documented at all. We'll never ever hear about the vast majority of them.

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