Friday, May 05, 2006

Politicians and Lawyers, Oh my!

Hopefully the link will work this time?

The Armies of Ignorance

Whenever there is talk of ROEs,, there is a sharp backlash from the troops, including military lawyers. Restrictive ROEs make generals and politicians back in Washington feel more comfortable, but they get troops killed.

There's a pattern indicated here, a pattern of micro-management that's been seen before in many places. In the case of Iraq there's been an ebb and flow of this 'back seat driving' that's been puzzling.

Running a war by the opinion polls and trying to factor a sort politcal correctness into war fighting strikes me as the formula for poor morale at least.


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