Monday, August 2, 2010
Who is the enemy?
From my perspective I am not sure who that enemy really is. In combat, the enemy is clear. Well, almost. You sweep a village and turn to look at 10 year olds holding assault rifles. Are they the enemy? You search a dusty home and find weapon caches' stashed amongst the bedding. Are they the enemy? On patrol, you pass some kids playing soccer and as soon as you leave those same kids are with a bunch of turbin heads drawing ambushes in the sand. Are they the enemy? The ROE will not permit our soldiers to do their jobs. Listen to this: