On Feb. 21, 2010, a convoy of vehicles carrying civilians headed down a mountain in central Afghanistan. American eyes were watching. For more than four hours, the U.S. military — including a Predator drone crew in Nevada, video screeners in Florida, an AC-130 airplane crew in the sky and an American special operations unit on the ground nearby — tracked the convoy, trying to decide whether it was friend or foe.
This is the official U.S. military transcript of the radio transmissions and cockpit conversations that day, obtained by the Los Angeles Times through a Freedom of Information Act request. Read the full story »
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