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    Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    FOXNews.com - Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    A military source close to Gen. David Petraeus told Fox News that one of the first things the general will do when he takes over in Afghanistan is to modify the rules of engagement to make it easier for U.S. troops to engage in combat with the enemy, though a Petraeus spokesman pushed back on the claim.
    What is odd is Obi said McChrystal followed his orders.
    COIN was a passive response.

    This is not The Obi Plan we had.

    Seems like the problem the foot soldiers complained about is about to result in more dead terrorists.
    I wonder if Petraeus will ask for more troops.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    Obama firedMcChrystalandappointedPetraeus, people died?
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    Conservatives get exactly what they want, still attack Obama over it?

    The question mark is because the OP is rather incoherent so I'm not sure what he's getting at.
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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Conservatives get exactly what they want, still attack Obama over it?

    The question mark is because the OP is rather incoherent so I'm not sure what he's getting at.
    There wasn't an attack. There was a statement of fact.

    I am happy to see the troops be able to fight. They didn't like the existing rules of engagement. Some were so despondent they did not feel they were winning.

    This is good news.
    Now, will he ask for more troops and will Obama agree?

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    Ya know, when a President like Obama is more interested in socialism than security nothing good will come out of this because Eikenberry and special envoy Holbrooke will still be pulling the strings

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    I think McChrystal was wrong with his strict rules of engagement and I think Petraeus is doing the right thing. He's doing it immediately so it must be pretty important too and maybe a kind of large mistake on McChrystal's part.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    This started in Iraq. The left wanted more politically correct fighting and the civilians that protect the terrorist are more important than victory.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    This started in Iraq. The left wanted more politically correct fighting and the civilians that protect the terrorist are more important than victory.
    The tactics where designed by McCrystal. Have you read his document on the tactics and the reasons for him? The redacted version is available online, and is fascinating. Perhaps you can explain where and why you think he is wrong since you apparently have more knowledge and experience than McCrystal.
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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    I don't think it had anything to do with liberal or conservative politics, I just think McChrystal was wrong and Petraeus is more correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The tactics where designed by McCrystal. Have you read his document on the tactics and the reasons for him? The redacted version is available online, and is fascinating. Perhaps you can explain where and why you think he is wrong since you apparently have more knowledge and experience than McCrystal.
    Can you post a link to this? I'm interested in reading it.

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    Re: Petraeus to Modify Afghanistan Rules of Engagement, Source Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Opteron View Post
    I don't think it had anything to do with liberal or conservative politics, I just think McChrystal was wrong and Petraeus is more correct.


    Can you post a link to this? I'm interested in reading it.
    http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-s...ted_092109.pdf
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