In a rare move, the Marines have charged a tank commander with negligent homicide in the "friendly fire" death of Lance Corporal Benjamin Schmidt of San Antonio during a battle with the Taliban.
In today's episode of Texas Week, we talk with a reporter covering the story, and with a former Marine JAG officer about why we're seeing criminal charges for a tragic mistake made in the fog of war.
To learn more, see these recent news reports:
- Fallen Marine was part of 'Spurs family'
- Marine's kin say cause of death hidden
- Father says S.A. Marine was killed by 'friendly fire'