OK...Thats the headline. and it starts by saying A military source close to Gen. David Petraeus told Fox News that one of the first things the general will do when he takes over in Afghanistan is to modify the controversial rules of engagement to make it easier for U.S. troops to engage in combat with the enemy.
Troops on the ground and some military commanders have said the strict rules -- aimed at preventing civilian casualties -- have effectively forced the troops to fight with one hand tied behind their backs.
But further down it says Petraeus spokesman Col. Eric Gunhus pushed back on the claim Friday, telling Fox News it's too soon to tell whether Petraeus would change the current rules. But he said it is one of many issues he'll take under consideration during his assessment after he's confirmed and after he takes over command in Afghanistan.
SO My question is do you think that the rules SHOULD be loosened?
Answer by NotPanicking at 1:49 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Alls fair in love and war! :o)
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:13 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
This is too annoying for words.
Answer by mancosmomma at 1:09 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:08 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
I am really hoping he says, send ALL troops home, Special Ops the group they are hunting and leave Afghanistan and Iraq for GOOD
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:11 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Mancos, you rock!! LOL :o)
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:23 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
NP most likely that will be the same case!
The issue with the current ROE's in Afghanistan is the same issue we had with them in Iraq. My husband's squad chased a guy that shot and injured a guy from 3rd squad. Chased him for 3 blocks before the guy dropped his rifle. After he dropped that rifle the ROE's state he is no longer an enemy combatant so they had to let him go. Even though they knew he was trying to kill them, and knew he would probably be trying to kill them later that same day, and so on. It's ridiculous!
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 5:23 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:12 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:15 PM on Jun. 25, 2010