Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Problematic Rules of Engagement?

Lots of hoopla about McChrystal's Courageous Restraint restricting US troops too much.  While it may not have been followed as intelligently as it should have been, it is the right thing to do.  Max Boot makes several good points:
So, if you see people complaining about restrictive rules of engagement and they are talking about those constraining Americans rather than Germans or Spaniards or Italians today or Canadians six or seven years ago, then you can guess that they a) don't understand counterinsurgency; and/or b) are just trying to score political points.

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