The recent www.wikilinks.org publication of the gun-camera video of the tragic deaths of two Reuters camera men in July of 2007 has generated quite a bit of discussion on the New York Times blog pages. This incident captures the troubling issue of pilots’ moral insulation and humor on the battlefield. Anthony Martinez, an infantryman and an experienced aerial footage analyst, provides an interesting perspective on the wikileaks video.
Benedict Carey takes up the issue in his recent New York Times article, “Psychologists Explain Iraq Airstrike Video.” His article has generated scores of comments.
How do you weigh-in on the issue?