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      11-12-2009, 09:42 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Septro View Post
"We're Pinned Down"

Waiting for CAS (Close Air Support) or direct fire from artillery for over 80 minutes while under an intense Ambush in the Ganjgal area of Afghanistan - 3 Marines and 1 Navy Corpsman died due to a new set of Rules of Engagement regarding potential civilian casualties implemented by the Obama Administratration that delayed command decisions on providing fire support to repel the ambushers.


The embedded reporter, when provided with a rifle as their fighting position was about to be overrun, stated "I had no hesitation in grabbing that rifle".

This stems from McChrystal's order early this summer regarding deadly force (as relayed by his spokesman RA Smith):


That's basically what is known amongst the ground-pounders as the "Retreat-rule".. This hyper-sensitive approach to avoiding engaging the enemy if there is any potential civilian(s) around is what lead to the Ganjgal problem of providing timely fire support even though the ambushed Marines clearly stated they were no where near the village when under attack. The soft-glove approach is killing Marines and enabling the Taliban.
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