Will the ‘warrior’s code’ survive the war on terror?
During World War II, a German fighter pilot chose not to shoot down a crippled American B-17 and instead escorted it to safety outside of German air space. The two pilots found each other after the war and became good friends. It’s a true story of the warrior’s code in action, told by CNN writer John Blake as he explains how and why enemy soldiers sometimes end up helping the men they were sworn to kill. It’s a great read. And it left me wondering if this last bit of human goodness and decency in war will be snuffed out in an era of suicide bombers and drones.