War is a bad thing no matter how you look at it. The loss of a life--that's someone's son, someone's husband, someone's father. Someone loved that person. But the loss of a life by your own country's lack of attention to the most basic detail is unfathomable and beyond unacceptable. In this day and age, something like this should never be allowed to happen. One man shooting another man thinking that he's an enemy is one thing, but bombing your own forces? A bomb takes planning. It takes foresight. How could it possibly come to pass that someone would bomb their own forces? They should have known where their people were, and better communications technology would make that possible.
Friendly fire incidents are dangerous tragedies. Subterfuge and the confusion of war have led to many of these incidents, but better communcatiosn technology could help reduce the number and severity of incidents, although they many not be eliminated altogether. The more communications work to resolve this issue the less frequently they will happen.
Countries need to invest more in communications technology for their armed forces to prevent friendly fire incidents. The Saudi air force has twice bombed the country's own forces in Yemen. Therefore, friendly fire incidents are still a major problem today. If countries would invest the resources and manpower, these needless mistakes would not occur so frequently.
The only surefire way to avoid friendly fire incidents is for countries to stop attacking each other. Yeah, it would be nice if armed forces didn't kill people from their own side, but to me, killing someone from the other side is equally tragic. War is a terrible thing, and governments around the world need to find ways to avoid war at all costs.