Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Protecting Afghan Civilians: Does it Place U.S. Troops in Danger?

What many troops in Afghanistan see as a very restrictive ROE the higher command sees as the way to win the Afghan war.  The revised ROE puts extreme limits on "night raids", use of force, and dropping of ordnance from aircraft.  Many are wondering if we are putting our troops at risk by tying one hand behind their back while providing advantages to the insurgents.  Opinions are being voiced that range the spectrum.  Here is one opinion - "New rules of engagement don't pit civilians vs. soldiers", The Christian Science Monitor, March 10, 2010.  Read more news about the Afghan War.

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