Friendly Fire, by Scott A. Snook. Copyright 2000 by Princeton University Press
As I did when I reviewed Joan Piper’s book, A Chain of Events, I need to begin with a set of disclaimers.
- I am a retired Air Force officer.
- I was a Mission Crew Commander (MCC) on the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.
- On the date of the shoot-down of the two Blackhawk helicopters over northern Iraq—April 14, 1994—I was deployed to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to fly missions enforcing the southern no-fly zone over Iraq for Operation Southern Watch/Desert Calm, the counterpart to Operation Provide Comfort (OPC).
- In July 1994, when the first investigation report was released, I was deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to fly OPC missions...