NPR: New Rules Of Engagement Are A Dilemma For U.S. Troops

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    NPR: New Rules Of Engagement Are A Dilemma For U.S. Troops


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    As part of the new American counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan, soldiers and Marines must work first to protect the Afghan population. Given the choice between killing the enemy or risking civilian lives, they have been willing to let the enemy go
     
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    Bring them home----handcuffed soldiers get killed.
     
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    did you expect anything more from this pathetic excuse for a.......(projectile vomits all over plasma TV) Commander in Chief???
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    Before you know it, they will have to bow before shooting the enemy
     
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    Counter-insurgency operations are not the same as counter-terrorism operations are not the same as warfare operations. Short term tactics must give way to long term strategy. Yes it's a problem for the troops, partly because COIN tactics haven't been taught well, if at all, but in order to succeed, the more restrictive ROE are necessary. Every time innocents are killed, that's a victory for the Taliban. Everytime we help the civilians and show more consideration for them than the Taliban, that's a victory for us.
     
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    The loss in Vietnam should have taught us this lesson; that you can't kill mass numbers of civilians.

    Then expect them to become your allies in the fight against the enemy.
     
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    You are WRONG WRONG WRONG on all of your points. First and foremost you haven't got a clue about what's taught to our soldiers other than what you find on google. Secondly we have been at this for 8 YEARS NOW........YOU'D THINK WE LEARNED A LITTLE THOSE LAST 8 YEARS now wouldn't you.
     
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    hahahhahaha You didn't look at my location did you? I assure you I know far more about what I've been taught than you do. Ass.

    And yes, we have learned, which is why the ROE have changed.
     
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    Yeah...sure you are....we all believe ya....where are you posting from ass clown...a MWR tent?
     
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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

    Everybody look at me .... I'm in Afghanistan too!!!!!!
     

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