This in the news today: Video of U.S. friendly fire unleashes storm The content speaks for itself. Everyone knows mistakes happen in wars, it's inevitable. The question is rather this; can the MOD (Ministry of [lying] Dickheads] be in any way forgiven for initally denying the existence of the video while hiding behind US skirts, and when should the needs of Justice outweigh a clearly bogus 'Classified' material cop out and the DOD's refusal to allow US pilots to testify? When things go wrong and such deaths occur in a military conflict where should the line of accountability be drawn, and by whom? I understand the enquiry process in the US (and the US view that its military personnel should not be, and are not in general held accountable for their [mis]deeds overseas). In circumstances where, in a coalition friendly fire deaths occur should any nation's combatants be protected or should there be a transparent enquiry process? After all, if UK troops are good enough to fight alongside US troops, should they not be afforded the same respect, rights and protections and be held to the same level of accountability when things go wrong and VV? Naturally, the same applies with any coalition nation's troops.