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Hearing Concludes for Pilots in Friendly Fire Incident

A military hearing concluded Thursday at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. for two U.S. pilots charged with involuntary manslaughter. The men dropped a 500-pound bomb that killed four Canadian soldiers and wounded eight others last year in Afghanistan. The two pilots are now waiting to hear whether their case will proceed to a court martial. Brad Knickerbocker is covering the case for the Christian Science Monitor and joins Neal Conan to discuss this and other incidents involving friendly fire.


Brad Knickerbocker
*Covers National Security and military issues for the Christian Science Monitor
*Author of series of recent articles on friendly fire

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Neal Conan
Award winning journalist Neal Conan was the final host of Talk of the Nation, which broadcast its final show on June 27, 2013.