Monday, March 19, 2007

Friendly fire, sensory overload


A Hero in My Eyes
Originally uploaded by bsmith4815.
Last week I wrote about the coroners inquest following the friendly fire incident in the early days of Iraq II. On Friday, I heard a great essay by Ken Harbaugh, a former Navy pilot and current student at Yale Law School. In his essay, Mr. Harbaugh suggests pilots are overloaded with sensory input and that it's amazing that they maintain any situational awareness at all.

This of course doesn't speak at all to the issue of withholding information and a lack of governmental transparency.

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