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Ben Renda

Ben Renda served 12 years as a Navy fighter pilot, works in the technology industry, and is a co-chair for the Military Committee of the San Francisco Truman National Security Project.

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By / 3.14.2011

In 1999, I was a Navy F-14 pilot enforcing a no-fly zone over Southern Iraq.  As I climbed into my cockpit, I was confident – confident in our mission to destroy Saddam Hussein’s brutal Republican Guard units, confident in my ability to distinguish foes from the innocent Iraqi civilians we were protecting, and confident in […]