Sunday, March 23, 2003

First Incident of Fragging in Iraqi War

FRAG: common term for any grenade

FRAGGING: assassination of an officer by his own troops, usually by means of a grenade

Talk to any Vietnam vet and they'll tell you that this happened more than a few times in Vietnam. Arming people even soldiers is not child's play. If a soldier gets fed up with the command of his unit and he has a weapon the temptation of murdering an officer under the cover of war may be too much for some individuals.