Now immediately afterwards, they ran a discussion on the shooting of the Italian secret agent in Baghdad by US soldiers manning a checkpoint. Many of the US soldiers are teenagers, so you might have expected that military boffins were au fait with the brain research by having a few more mature soldiers doing sensitive work like making decisions on life and death at checkpoints, but no:
Paul Rieckhoff (Operation Truth): These are young kids who are in tremendously difficult areas. Many of them are probably retrained in the last few months to do these jobs. So you've probably got a young guy who is 19 years old on that checkpoint who may have been a truck driver a few months ago.Another instance of intelligent television, which didn't have to lead you by the hand, but engages you to join the dots.