Skip to comments.When breaking the rules of engagement is right
Posted on 04/22/2017 5:07:47 PM PDT by huldah1776
The current military culture values enemy lives above those of U.S. troops
Donald Trump and James Mattis came to office vowing to win Americas wars again. But unless they change our politically correct military culture, it is certain America wont.
With Thursday nights cruise missile strikes in Syria, the United States is facing down the barrel of another war in the Middle East. But as President Trump and congressional leadership weigh the risks on an expanded, messy conflict, possibly including U.S. ground forces, they also ought to examine whether a military plagued by overlawyering has what it takes to prevail.
As a fourth-generation veteran, a proud graduate of West Point and a combat infantryman, I saw up close the perils of a war in which our rules of engagement values the lives of our enemies above those of our own troops. It cost me my Army career. And it cost men in my unit their lives. In only a few months in Wardak province, Afghanistan, in 2008, one-third of my 89 man unit was killed or wounded in combat. When it became clear why, I had to act.
Intelligence had confirmed that Taliban spies had infiltrated our main forward operating base posing as translators and other workers. These spies were hired and their backgrounds checked through a procurement office at a higher echelon within my command. They were calling in mortar strikes and telegraphing when and where our units went out on patrol. It was no longer a mystery why so many of us were coming under attack so frequently.
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Roger T. Hill is a former infantry captain in the 101st Airborne and a decorated combat veteran.
Welcome Home Capt Hill
Pc war = body bags
Unleash the dogs of war
And if politicians dont want to win a war, dont declare one
Best bet.... send every congressman to the front on point for 2 weeks every year....
I find rules in a war silly. The reason we have a war is because Diplomacy failed. So since people can’t work through the system of diplomacy to resolve the problem, you have a war. Diplomacy is all about rules and working together to resolve the problem, wars are not! Wars also should be over as soon as possible using whatever means necessary to destroy the other side.
ROE during WAR....
#1 ROE-——There is no ROE.......Kill....
“...Wars also should be over as soon as possible...”
This is exactly what my dad (member of Patton’s Third Army) taught me when I was about 8 years old...
End a fight as soon as possible using as extreme measures as you can muster...The sooner it’s over, the less time for you to be hurt...
I have lived by that and survived ‘Nam...
COIN has always failed. Yet it is passionately believed in by our modern “Generals”.
We should all be breaking the rules of engagement before long, otherwise Soros is taking over here and abroad, while we carry around the Marquis of Queensbury Rules, shouting “You’re cheating!”.
The current commander in chief should reinstate these 2 men with full back pay.
Any time our guys are put at a disadvantage because it could be your brother or son
Obama has doomed our poor troops for 8 years. Time to “unleash hell” and let our warriors do what they do. Destroy the enemy on the field of battle. HW BUsh, Clinton, GW Bush, Obama, all pathetic PC policies that have killed thousands of our warriors. The sooner they are allowed to completely destroy the enemy in all their little hidey holes and mosques the sooner this war can be over AND the sooner Islam will be forced to drag itself kicking and screaming out of the 7th century.
Gold Star sister, Nam, and former infantry Marine mom, Afghanistan 2012. I concur.
I would say taking out the location of the Syrian gas attack airport hangers and dropping MOAB on a ISL headquarters and training camp, is a good start.
That sums up the conditions perfectly. We give our enemies permission to fight an asymmetric war. It’s truly insane and is offering up our collective heads on a chopping block.
He will have to clean out a ton of libs in the officer corps to accomplish that objective.I’d say 70% at least.
It is time to turn 6th Marine snipers loose on Congress!
All of your suggestions in direct opposition to mr. Obama, the enemy’s best friend. Keep in mind, congress made no declaration of war. Mr. Obama, our Muslim faggot leader, set the rules to favor our enemies. He traveled the world to declare his hatred for the old, white, America and declared to his Muslim brotherhood, I am here to help you. How many F15 did he approve for delivery to Egypt, while declaring his support to remove primitive firearms from American citizens?
interesting point. Where did they go to school? What is their world view? If it is not congruent with the historical definition of the Constitution...nope. VET them! LOL
have to have a real trial first. How about by the military justice dept?
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