I don't know what to think about this.
RAF pilots asked to consider suicide flight
The head of the RAF's elite One Group who is in operational control of Typhoon, Tornado, Jaguar and Harrier fighters and bombers, is reported to have asked the pilots: "Would you think it unreasonable if I ordered you to fly your aircraft into the ground in order to destroy a vehicle carrying a Taliban or al-Qaida commander?"
The comments distressed pilots who were present at the conference.
"The idea of officers ordering personnel to commit suicide is disgusting," an unnamed officer told the Sun.
I may get the gist of my military knowledge from movies and books, but doesn't this just seem, um, WRONG?
The scenario the teacher lays out in this instance seems to me to be a "moment of valor" type thing. No one will kill themselves because they are TOLD to, but a person might be willing to kill themselves for the ..... hell, I don't even know what the word would be. Honor? "The Greater Good"?
Anyone else have any thoughts on this, 'cause I'm puzzled.
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More here at the BBC