ROE's have been killing Marines since before Vietnam. Remember the embassy in Beirut
, ROE said no clips inserted, even at the entrance checkpoint.
"Advertised as a peacekeeping mission, our Marines were actually in a war. Furthermore, their hands were tied by the suits back in Washington with absurd rules of engagement (ROE)"
BTW, that was under the much revered GOP Godfather Reagan's
ROE and war in general are a far more nuanced subject then some of you can appreciate, particularly for those of you who have never served.