How Our Overly Restrictive Rules of Engagement Keep Us from Winning Wars

The car was moving at high speed. It had just broken a blockade of American and Iraqi forces and was trying to escape into the gathering dusk. American soldiers, driving larger and slower armored vehicles, mostly the large and unwieldy MRAPs (mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles), gave chase.

  • Dana Garcia

    It makes no sense to send “boots ion the ground” to dar al-Islam if the current admin does not allow them to do their job.

    Otherwise, the troops are just targets for Achmed, which may be a plus for some in the WH.

  • mauser 98

    unwinnable wars…. perpetual arm sales….third world cannon fodder

    “there is a perpetual war among Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia”

  • Maggat

    If the solders have to go through that kind of crap before they can pull the trigger—- then we’re hooped.

    • Shebel

      WE are ‘hooped ‘ for sure

  • simus1

    Shakespeare said it best.

  • Shebel

    Maybe Justin is right—
    Bring the Planes and the Troops and the Parkas home.
    Until we get serious.