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2010-02-05 Afghanistan
U.S. military punishes more officers for failures
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Posted by  Anonymoose 2010-02-05 16:45|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336080 views ]  Top

#1 So Rules of Engagement make it impossible to shoot back at the Taliban. Now the top "brass" have decided to punish officers whose men get shot. Sounds to me like American Hater Obama ("The Commander in Chief's") dream of demoralizing the US military is coming true.
Posted by War On Terror 2010-02-05 17:58||   2010-02-05 17:58|| Front Page Top

#2  The battle at Combat Outpost Keating in Oct 2009 didn't seem to have much to do with restrictive rules of engagement. From the WSJ article cited elsewhere today on the 'Burg: The U.S. military decided to close the outpost in July and August 2009, but delayed the move because of other operations. Such a "mindset of imminent closure" prevented the unit from improving the outpost's defenses even as intelligence reports warned of a planned strike by "a large enemy force," Friday's report said. These inadequate defenses, in turn, have made Keating into "an attractive target" for the Taliban, the report added.
Dozens of other vulnerable combat outposts, manned just by a few dozen soldiers, remain in Afghanistan. The report urged coalition commanders to assess "the value and the vulnerabilities" of each of these bases to prevent similar incidents in the future.

I keep getting the impression that the military is trying to do too much with too little in Afghanistan.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2010-02-05 18:56||   2010-02-05 18:56|| Front Page Top

#3 OTOH BHARAT RAKSHAK/MIL FORUMS > [US INTEL ingeneral]CIA ALLOWS ITS AGENTS TO MOONLIGHT, in order to stem serious Agency-internal probs wid "SPY FLIGHT" INCLUD LOW-PAY.

The CIA = US INTEL wants Amer to believe that, despite allowing or tolerating "moonlighting", they can effec control their Agents-Employees from become subject to select ANTI-AGENCY, ANTI-MISSION/SCOPE, ETC. MALICIOUS PARTISAN INFLUENCES???

Posted by JosephMendiola 2010-02-05 18:59||   2010-02-05 18:59|| Front Page Top

#4 OK, fine. Who is going to hold the flag rank lawyer-led REMFs responsible for the ROE that cause failures in the field?
Posted by OldSpook 2010-02-05 21:59||   2010-02-05 21:59|| Front Page Top

#5 If the Colonel can't figure out how to keep his Spec 4's from being killed, he needs to go. Sorry the job is hard under Obama. Succeed or resign. Those Corporals deserve the best.
Posted by rammer 2010-02-05 22:57||   2010-02-05 22:57|| Front Page Top

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