All I can tell you is from my personal combat experience in Nam 69 & 70. I walked point and on more than one occasion I had a VC teenager or woman come up on me and my patrol and if you think I waited around to ask them how their day was going, you have another thought coming.
We have Marines locked up in the brig at Camp Pendleton for months without being charged of a crime simply because the enemy says they "murdered" others.
Now when the Marine Corps starts taking the word of the enemy over the word of Marines; it is time to bring the Marine Corps home and send the Peace Corps.
Yes, I KNOW a PC war is trying to be waged because I KNOW those who are fighting it.
We are trained to kill the enemy, not hold their hand.
And there is nothing in the new manual that states we should do any such thing. It is doctrine, with some recommendations for TTP, and nothing of the likes that the author has misrepresented it to be.
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