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U.S. Accidentally Drops Bomb On Own Base

U.S. Accidentally Drops Bomb On Own Base

A YouTube video showing the U.S. accidentally bombing its own base has recently come to light.

The incident, which took place in September 2012, shows a 500-lb. bomb, which was intended for a group of Taliban fighters, instead detonating close to the US base that launched it.

"This was a major mistake ...,' a retired Air Force colonel told CNN. "The way targeting works is, you have to get the coordinates right."

According to CNN, an investigation has determined the air crew had the wrong coordinates.

'Unfortunately in wars, this does happen," the Air Marshall added.

The "major mistake" is unfortunately brewing some bad press for the U.S. Air Force. Headlines are calling the footage "shocking" and "horrifying."

Ultimately, the incident was ruled a pure accident and no one was charged over it.

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jamesoffkilter February 20 2014 at 10:50 PM

And the Taliban lives on I wonder how many more stories like this exist


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stroker328 jamesoffkilter February 20 2014 at 11:38 PM

What are they fighting for? Bushs oil? Certainly not for us.

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Daddy Dale jamesoffkilter February 20 2014 at 11:39 PM

The cause is called POWER which is all Obama is after. Think Obamacare.

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Tom February 20 2014 at 12:04 PM

This same thing happen when I was in the army in early (1970 over seas) doing training we lost two.

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honestjerry February 20 2014 at 9:24 PM

that happens alot it happend to me in viet nam i was with 3bn 4th marines with 250lb blockbusters and air force jets it took the rest of the day to med a vac and get out the dead that is bad i feel bad for the trops and there familys god bless jerry diamond

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michael_deal February 20 2014 at 12:10 PM

Back in WWII, the joke was that when the British bombed, the Germans ducked; when the Germans bombed, the Americans and British ducked; but, when the Americans bombed, everybody ducked.

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hwalnutgrove February 20 2014 at 12:12 PM

Coordinates.......this is one of the reasons why math is important

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bps163 February 20 2014 at 12:16 PM

how many died from this mistake ?

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ripone4fun bps163 February 20 2014 at 12:24 PM

It's apparent you did not watch the video or at the very least watch it in it's entirety. Lauren Zima states, "luckily there were no casualites."

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ellcitykid bps163 February 20 2014 at 4:58 PM

NONE died; some injured. That is why it was 'not a fatal accident.'

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Scooter February 20 2014 at 9:05 PM

I think Chris Brown is as gay as they come. Not that there's anything wrong with...

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sabres8ter February 20 2014 at 12:19 PM

I hate to tell everyone this - in an imperfect world where war happens and people die, even at the hands of their own military. Fortunately, it doesn't happen everyday. If you join the military it's a risk you take. My hat is off to everyone has and is and has served.

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jbeyers41 sabres8ter February 20 2014 at 12:40 PM


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Lynda Juzba February 20 2014 at 12:20 PM

This also happened in WWII on the island of Tarawa. We bombed our own, and while everyone left alive was screaming, "Medic!" my former father-inlaw, a medic, survived and went, literally, out of his mind trying to help everyone at once. He was never the same--never spoke, just sat and stared. This happens more often than a lot of people realize.

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robert corsini February 20 2014 at 8:59 PM

Why are we dropping bombs in Afghanistan again?

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