Skip to comments.Former Navy SEAL Jonathan Gilliam Discusses New Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan
Posted on 12/29/2017 8:13:36 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
Jonathan Gilliam, former Navy SEAL, FBI special agent, and author of Sheep No More: The Art of Awareness and Attack Survival, spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Steve Bannon on Friday regarding the Trump administrations new rules of engagement in Afghanistan. The rules are already being credited with saving lives and increasing the effectiveness of the war effort, as addressed in a Breitbart News report: Wednesday on Fox News Channels The Ingraham Angle, Gold Star father Billy Vaughn praised the loosened rules of engagement President Donald Trump authorized Defense Secretary James Mattis to operate with.
Gilliam told Bannon on Friday that there are two key aspects in the new rules of engagement, saying, One is proximity. The bad guy doesnt have to be actually engaged with our forces to be taken out. So they can be a long ways off. If we know theyre bad, we can go get them.
He added that it is hard to believe such a rule was not in place before, adding that the other change involves embedding American advisers with allied troops. Its an unbelievable force multiplier, he said. Ultimately, thats what they [allied troops] lack when they go in the field, is direction, Gilliam said.
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It is great to see what happens when you let the professionals do their job as they see fit. Mattis is one of the best.
bookmark for later read - thanks.
Caught him today subbing for SH.... great guy, can’t believe I’ve never heard of him.
WTF Under the former ROE the enemy had to be in close proximity and couldnt be engaged at distance? That would have largely crippled our snipers. Such stupid ROE must have been dreamed up by Obamas perfumed princes and the SJWs he had promoted and place in supposedly responsible positions.
Thank God for Trump but it will be difficult to gradually rid our armed forces of the wimpy social justice ideologues and their degenerate influence.
Buying his book.
I believe it was worse than that. Our forces had to observe the enemy doing something hostile, such as planting an IED etc, before engaging. So one guy walking around at night could tye up a half dozen people for hours, observing him with drones, giving status reports up and down the chain of command, and essentially waiting for him to ultimately do something ‘hostile’.
Yeah, but it was Obama who put things in place so Trump could succeed. /s (mega mega).
I actually heard that one of Obama’s minions basically said that the other day. Soooo glad BHO is gone and DJT is President. BHO thought he knew everything about everything - even making war. Totally delusional.
Barky never wanted them to do their job. H was more concerned with saving muzzie lives than Americans.
This could not be further from the truth. Buggery had pretty much messed up DoD which is making an incredible recovery. We still need to purge the civilian ranks in DoD and also the defense industry of NWO/crony capitalist stooges and we will be bad to the bone again.
You can say that again.
Imagine that. You can kill the bad guys before they have a chance to kill you. Whod a thunk it!?
Yep. You forgot the part about the lawyers giving final approval ...
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