Silent Knights: Blowing the Whistle on Military Accidents and Their Cover Ups Alan E. Diehl

ISBN: 9781574884128

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352 pages


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Silent Knights: Blowing the Whistle on Military Accidents and Their Cover Ups  by  Alan E. Diehl

Silent Knights: Blowing the Whistle on Military Accidents and Their Cover Ups by Alan E. Diehl
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Since 1980, more than 15,000 members of the US armed forces have died in on-duty mishaps - compared with fewer than 1000 killed by enemy action. But when such accidents occur, the military imposes a rigid code of silence. Commanders taskMoreSince 1980, more than 15,000 members of the US armed forces have died in on-duty mishaps - compared with fewer than 1000 killed by enemy action. But when such accidents occur, the military imposes a rigid code of silence. Commanders task subordinates, who are often unfamiliar with accident investigation procedures, to investigate these tragedies behind closed doors.

This dysfunctional process almost guarantees that the mishap victims themselves are found to be at fault. Overlooked, and therefore uncorrected, problems soon lead to additional tragedies.



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