Nobel Peace Prize Winner to Loosen RoE in Afghanistan

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  1. InTheLight

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    Nobel Peace prize winner Barack Obama has decided to loosen the rules of engagement in Afghanistan to allow U.S. troops to accompany conventional Afghan forces in the field. Under current rules, U.S. participation is limited to supporting Afghan special forces.

    The new rules could also open the door for more U.S. airstrikes and ground action against the Taliban to ensure U.S. and Afghan forces are protected. The discussion inside the administration has been centered around whether to change those authorities so U.S. warplanes could now strike Taliban targets even if they do not pose a direct imminent threat.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/10/politics/afghanistan-us-troop-new-rules/index.html
     
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    Good! something I agree with Obama on. Wish he would do more.
     
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    Lol, love that title.:Thumbsup

    As far as special forces go, the US has been mis-using our assets for 15 years. When SF are focused on DA while conventional forces are being used to train the host nation military on how to conduct COIN, something ain't right.
     
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