Those type of orders have been POLICY since LBJ. That is why men were facing Court Martials under the Bush Administration as well. It's wrong! I was having a discussion with a Freeper on this very matter. One day they must attack a bus because it has enemy. The next morning their C.O. will likely have them building a school.
You can not fight nor win wars under such conditions. They are done like this and some still can not understand why troops crack in combat? Liberals can't have it both ways. The job is to kill period. Then comes General PC and says no, no, you did wrong shame on you private. Now go paint someones house, build a school, hospital, etc. Repeat process next patrol. It's wrong and sad to say some of America's finest are being taught this is how the military is supposed to function.
“Those type of orders have been POLICY since LBJ”
BUT the ROE changed and narrowed drastically after 0dumbo.
Reasing mcchrystal’s memo where he said he would instituting new ROE, thast he felt the USMilitary had been “preoccupied with the safety of our own troops) I wanted to puke. I wanted to tell mcChrystal and 0dumbo to go there and walk through a village without weapons.
NO we narrowed the ROS so much that our troops are getting killed in greater numbers