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NATO Apologizes to Libyan Rebels

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Airstrikes Thursday in NATO's campaign against Moammar Gadhafi's forces killed at least four Libyan rebels in a "friendly fire" accident, the second in a week. After a bit of foot-dragging by the British deputy commander of the air campaign, NATO apologized to the rebels.

Dishonoring Pat Tillman
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Veterans were honored all across America Thursday, while the most famous veteran of our ongoing wars continues to be dishonored.Veterans were honored across America Thursday, while the most famous veteran of our ongoing wars continues to be dishonored.

'The Tillman Story': Myth, Mystery and Celebrity
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Thanks to the Establishment’s truly spectacular mishandling of this case—will they never learn, you can live with screw-ups, never coverups?—Pat Tillman left the country of celebrity and entered the land of myth, innocently, even perhaps tragically.Thanks to the Establishment’s truly spectacular mishandling of his case, Pat Tillman left the country of celebrity and entered the land of myth, innocently, even perhaps tragically.

U.S. Soldier Guns Down 5 Comrades

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An American soldier was taken into custody after shooting five fellow military personnel to death and wounding three others in Baghdad on Monday. The incident, which occurred at a combat stress center, marks the highest single-incident death toll for the U.S. military since April.

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In a hearing before a House committee Wednesday, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld testified he had not known the real circumstances of Pat Tillman's death in April 2004 and that he would not characterize the Army's handling of the friendly-fire case as a "cover-up."

Rumsfeld to Testify on Tillman Death

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The Raw Story is reporting that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday to answer questions related to the killing of Pat Tillman.

Pat Tillman Murdered?

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Defense Department documents handed over to the Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act request raised the possibility that the "friendly-fire" death of soldier Pat Tillman, a former NFL player, was the result of an intentional act that amounted to a crime.

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The Army is admitting the possibility that two U.S. soldiers were killed by friendly fire in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Feb. 2. An investigation is still underway, but an Army official says it's possible that the "confusion that you frequently find on the battlefield" may have caused the soldiers to be shot by their own side.

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A memo addressed to Gen. John Abizaid revealed that Pat Tillman's death probably involved "friendly fire" and warned that the president could embarrass himself by claiming other circumstances. The document, dated seven days after Tillman was killed in Afghanistan, implicates higher-ranking officers than those cited by a military investigation into a possible cover-up.

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