Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire

The U.S. Navy's streak of misfortune continues. A Sea Sparrow missile fired off the aircraft carrier Saratoga slammed into the bridge of a Turkish destroyer in the Aegean Sea, killing five sailors including the ship's captain. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Frank Kelso could offer no explanation for the accident, but preliminary indications were that human error was to blame. The incident, which occurred during NATO joint maneuvers, is being investigated by a team of three senior U.S. admirals.

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