Friendly Fire The Accidental Shootdown of U. S. Black Hawks over Northern Iraq

ISBN-10: 0691095183
ISBN-13: 9780691095189
Edition: 2002
Authors: Scott A. Snook
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Description: Friendly Fire covers the accidental shootdown over northern Iraq of the U.S. Black Hawks. It asks questions such as how could this happen, why did the F-15 pilots misidentify the Black Hawks and why did the AWACS crew fail to intervene?

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Friendly Fire covers the accidental shootdown over northern Iraq of the U.S. Black Hawks. It asks questions such as how could this happen, why did the F-15 pilots misidentify the Black Hawks and why did the AWACS crew fail to intervene?

Dr. Snook is currently an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Tukman Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He graduated with honors from West Point earning the Royal Society of Arts Award for the most outstanding overall cadet in his class. Following graduation, he was commissioned in the US Army Corps of Engineers where he served with distinction in various command and staff positions for over 22 years, earning the rank of Colonel before retiring in 2002. He has led soldiers in combat. Among his military decorations are the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Master Parachutist badge. He has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he graduated with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar. Dr. Snook earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Organizational Behavior winning the Sage-Louis Pondy Best Dissertation Award from the Academy of Management for his study of the Friendly Fire Shootdown in Northern Iraq. Until July of 2002, Colonel Snook served as an Academy Professor in the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department at the United States Military Academy. He also directed West Point's Center for Leadership and Organizations Research as well as its joint Master's Program in Leader Development. He is the primary author of West Point's Cadet Leader Development System--the Academy's philosophy on how to develop leaders of character for the Nation. Professor Snook's book Friendly Fire was selected by the Academy of Management to receive the 2002 Terry Award as the most influential book on managerial thinking published during the past two years. He has also co-authored a book that explores the role of "common sense" in leadership titled, Practical Intelligence in Everyday Life, available from Cambridge University Press (2000). Professor Snook has shared his leadership insights in formal executive education programs at Harvard and with numerous corporate audiences around the world.Professor Snook's research and consulting activities have been in the areas of leadership, leader development, change management, organizational systems and failure, and culture. He currently lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife Kathleen and their five children.

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: How In the World Could This Happen?
Motivation: To Learn from and Correct Our Mistakes
Theoretical Domain: A Normal Accident in a Highly Reliable Organization
Data: We Know Exactly ""What"" Happened
Analytical Strategy: Constructing a Causal Map
Outline of the Book: An Explanation Across Levels
The Shootdown: A Thin Description
Background: Context Is Important
Command and Control: Dense Webs

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