Rules of Engagement, White House National Security leaks, what’s next…
New military rules of engagement ostensibly to protect Afghan civilians are putting the lives of U.S. forces in jeopardy, claim Army and Marine sources, as the Taliban learns the game plan based the rules’ imposed limits.
The rules of engagement, or ROEs, apply to all coalition forces of the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Their enactment is in response to Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s complaints over mounting civilian deaths apparently occurring in firefights.
Despite the fact that the newly arrived U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, imposed the more restrictive ROEs to minimize the killing of innocent civilians, however, the Taliban is well aware of them and has its own forces acting in ways to counteract them.
The impact of new restrictions has created increasing frustration and concern among U.S. Army and Marine Corps troops who now are compelled to follow these rules despite the danger of letting the Taliban live to fight again another day.
We cannot and will not speak for any other Patriot, Veteran, or active duty service personnel. However, this much we will say:
The time to fish or cut-bait is happening now, and has been going on for some time in Afghanistan. Yesterday we filed an additional writing that alluded to the notion of Administrations not learning from previous administrations; hence, history ostensibly repeats itself.
These rules of engagement do absolutely nothing except provide aid and more planning for executing American forces and coalition partners – as long as this kind of politicizing war continues it leaves our troops as sitting ducks and the enemy knowing well in advance what our actions will be.
We also addressed this unconscionable notion previously in our leaks from the White House segments (click archives for August 2012). We would however respect a very small bit of your time ( 1:50) to review this campaign advertisement apparently released by the Obama Administration.