Remember, our armed forced are prohibited the use of expanding/hollow point ammo. .223 ball doesn't make a very big hole.
That's part humanitarian and part practical. If you kill an enemy outright, you've taken one soldier off the field. If you wound him, you've taken out of the fight him and the two comrades it will take to carry him to safety.
that second consideration applies if and only if your opfor gives a damn about living through an engagement or saving wounded comrades. jihadis may not fit that particular bill.
posted on 04/17/2006 4:18:30 PM PDT
by King Prout
(The UN 1967 Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT.)
Wounded shoot back. To my knowledge our military shoots to kill, not wound. The Soviet's, IIRC, came up with that BS about wounding..mainly to justify crappy land mines.
posted on 04/17/2006 5:15:14 PM PDT
by Dead Dog
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson