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September 23, 2014

How One Photo Changed U.S. Military Policy

Slate offers “The Power of a Photograph,” which explains this story: “On Jan. 18, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq, a car approached an American patrol on a dark street after curfew, spooking a unit already on high alert. Warning shots were fired to no avail, and, when the driver failed to slow down, the unit opened fire. The two passengers in the front of the car—a civilian mother and father—were killed instantly. In the back were six children, one of whom was badly wounded. It was a family, not insurgents, in the vehicle. Hondros—who had been embedded with the unit and was out on the patrol—captured the complete events on camera, providing heartbreaking images of the tragedy for the world to see.”

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  • CUZIN ERN

    The word HALT is universal…The next thing one hears is the snap of the firing pin hitting the primer to send ball ammo headed your way>>>
    My first special order read: “NO WARNING SHOTS WILL BE FIRED” were NATO orders during the “COLD WAR” missnomer!!!!!!!!
    In other cases, one would here the bolt slamming forth, then the trigger is pulled…Samo except for the order in which slug hits you first!!!!!!!!

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