My son is an infantry platoon leader in eastern Afghanistan. He has 43 men and is responsible for 25 sq miles. He is basically the sheriff of that district.
His policy is that Afghans are assigned to his rifle squads, they are not allowed to have live rounds.
If they get into a firefight, mags will be allotted to them by the respective squad leaders, only after they have advanced forward of the US troops.
That may not be the official ROEs, but they are HIS ROEs.
He says he'll “shoot any bastard that points his weapon anywhere but down range in a NY minute". And has told his Squad leaders to do the same
posted on 08/11/2012 11:07:06 PM PDT
(Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
Idiotic orders should be ignored. Your son is a good and courageous man. God protect him and his men.
posted on 08/11/2012 11:51:24 PM PDT
He is very wise and tell him as a first deployment completed mom, I love him. :)
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