[quote=kansaswhig;1058303684]Again, wrong. Protecting the population is the NUMBER ONE objective during COIN/SASO/CT operations. It is the most important thing. It's only the nature of war with undisciplined Soldiers and poor leaders.[quote]
I'm so glad I'm not in your unit. We would clash...alot.
But, it's true. Amazing how much I can say in just a few words, huh?That is a very reckless and lazy statement.
You have a point, mission accomplishment is number one, force protection in number two.True, but FP is never number one...at least it shouldn't be.
There were 15,000 French civilians killed during the normandy landings.Would you have told IKE that when he was planning D-Day? The truth is that this has been done, successfully, by most units in IZ and AFG...including the ones I was in. It took DIVISION approval for Artillery fires. It frustrated me at the time, but it's probably a good policy.
then, what are you? 76Y? 29E? oh, I know what your MOS is, 57E!...Hell no.