Skip to comments.Trump transition team reviewing military rules of engagement
Posted on 12/09/2016 12:40:34 PM PST by hotsteppa
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team at the Pentagon is looking into loosening the rules of engagement for troops fighting overseas, according to a report.
The Trump team has asked for a list of restrictions, limitations and other "rules of engagement" on U.S. troops operating overseas, according to an NPR report. That includes rules on how close U.S. special operators can get to the fight in Iraq and Syria and who they can target on the battlefield and how.
Trump often blasted the rules of engagement during the campaign trail, arguing they were too favorable to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
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What Obama has done to our troops is a disgrace that should rise to the level of treason.
Yay...the soldiers will get bullets instead of the rebels!
Obama’s rules of engagement in a nutshell: let the terrorists kill you.
Make America win again and solve that problem
Oh goody! Here come the hand-wringing lawyers.
This is great news. We have lost men in combat because of the wretched ROE’s imposed on our military by this potus. Fact.
“What are we supposed to use, harsh language?”
(Bill Paxon’s sergeant character in “Aliens” when told they can’t fire their guns because they might set off a chain reaction).
This is what winng looks like.
The simplified version of Obama’s rules of engagement: “Stand there and let the terrorists shoot at you, but never shoot back!”
How about “Kill ‘em all; let God sort ‘em out”?
Gen. Pattons’s ROE: “Kill the bastards”.
Rules of engagement were stifling during the Bush admin, too.
The only relaxing of the rules,that I remember, was the mosques. They were being used by insurgants to hide and fire on our troopers and our men couldn’t blow them away. Finally that rule was changed..
But there was still a lawyer directing our men in every operation.
Hot damn, the warriors have been waiting for an alpha leader like Trump.
And man, he is moving fast on all fronts
Watch out terrorists, the kid gloves are coming off!
There are more problems than you can shake a stick at.
After Trump takes over there is going to be daily stream of uncovered corruption and malfeasance.
I know some folks at Ft Bragg that are going to finally get to work.
Rules of Engagement is something that can jail a soldier.
Don’t ask for people to defend the USA and threaten them with lawyers if you don’t do it right.
How many Rules of Engagement did any of our Iowa Class Battleships have?
I was reading “This Kind Of War” On Nov 10 the marines entered a village in North Korea. It was a smoldering pile of burned out building. The UN Air Forces completely destroyed the village. There was no leaflets dropped, just bombs. We should’ve used that same policy in Iraq or any haven for our enemies.
He’s on the right track with this one. Obama’s ROE are suicide for our troops. Imagine the insanity of being hobbled in combat by a bunch of idiot politicians and lawyers.
The new CIC needs to unleash our troops.
Trump transition team reviewing military rules of engagement>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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