Skip to comments.Troops: Strict war rules slow Afghan offensive (Obama handicaps our troops against the enemies)
Posted on 02/15/2010 4:22:28 PM PST by tobyhill
Some American and Afghan troops say they're fighting the latest offensive in Afghanistan with a handicap strict rules that routinely force them to hold their fire.
Although details of the new guidelines are classified to keep insurgents from reading them, U.S. troops say the Taliban are keenly aware of the restrictions.
"I understand the reason behind it, but it's so hard to fight a war like this," said Lance Cpl. Travis Anderson, 20, of Altoona, Iowa. "They're using our rules of engagement against us," he said, adding that his platoon had repeatedly seen men drop their guns into ditches and walk away to blend in with civilians.
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The General is the agent of the Administration and is following orders.
But stupid can not learn from past mistakes.
Where these ROE’s also in place during Bush’s terms in office?
Were these ROE’s also in place during Bush’s terms in office?
Damn right. Bravo for reminding us.
Yes,and they seemed to change every day.It made things tuff,I was in Tikrit March 2003-2004.
Well God Bless you and thank you for your service. Were you Army? I can’t imagine your being hobbled like this. It’s beyond insane. Desk-bound bureaucrats and politically-correct pencil-necks who’ve never been where the rubber meets the road and they presume to tell a soldier how and when he/she can fight. Amazing.
This reminds me of the air war in Vietnam. Rats every time.