Skip to comments.Rules of Engagement
Posted on 12/04/2013 12:56:03 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
ROEs are , and shall ever be , a philosophical policy weapon used to further the ideology of the controlling political power at any given time . The power is in the politics , NOT the military . The military is expected to submit to the politics of those in power . Those in political power determine what the mission objective is , as well as the policies involved with the country they occupy , such as Iraq or Afghanistan , for whatever reason ; even if it is detrimental to and opposed by the men and women from all US military branches on the ground .
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If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the rulers bidding.I wonder how many US generals know of this basic tenet of militarism? Yet so many have allowed themselves to be dismissed, thus far.
The Art Of War X:23
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