U.S. troops involved in President Barack Obama’s much-heralded military surge in Afghanistan are complaining about the new rules of engagement to which they must adhere. The new guidelines state that U.S. troops should use deadly physical force in self defense only, which is similar to the resistance/force continuum utilized within U.S. law enforcement.
The Obama Pentagon has promulgated strict rules that force soldiers and Marines to hold their fire until they are certain the individuals they face are armed.
There is a tradeoff," said Col. Gian Gentile, a former battalion commander in Iraq who has publicly criticized counterinsurgency doctrine. "You reduce civilian casualties, but you potentially increase your own casualties."
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Answer by Carpy at 8:44 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
Ditto Carpy..I am going to pray even more for our soldiers.
Answer by tnmomofive at 8:58 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
This is the same process they used with the pirate hostage situation. Obama had the same rules for those that were trying to rescue the captain. He is a weak leader and a weak strategist, and no amount of pretty pillow talking to his supporters will change that.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:00 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
GAH! Now that this policy has been published in the national news, everyone in the world has access to that information. Great, now they know to hide their weapons until they get close enough for a massacre our troops.
What's next, instituting a rule that we check the enemy for military ID before we shoot?
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