Re: @Alan Brown
"The USA stepped up right from the outset and said "oops". The people involved were disciplined and payouts were made."
Err, they had to be dragged to the international courts to pay up.
And not only did the US award the crew combat ribbons for their performance in the gulf, the Vincennes air warfare coordinator received the USN Navy Commendation Medal, and later the commander of the Vincennes was awarded the Legion of Merit medal for his command of the ship.