Pour le dossier de l'incident du USS Greeneville

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Ci-dessous, nous proposons le message d'un correspondant, qui concerne un incident (réel, précisons-le) qui nous paraît illustratif de l'état d'esprit régnant dans les forces armées américaines, et précisément au sein de l'U.S. Navy. Ce document permet de mieux comprendre certains aspects du drame du USS Greeneville, le 9 février, au large de Hawaii. (Il permet également de sourire, voire de rire franchement.)

''This is a transcript of an actual radio conversation of a United States Naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995.Radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on 10 October 1995.

''Americans: Please divert your course to 15 degrees to the North to avoid collision.

''Canadians: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision.

''Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship. I repeat divert your course immediately.

''Canadians: No. I repeat again, you divert your course.

''Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH. REPEAT ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH OR COUNTER MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

''Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

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