On 'Lessons Learned' From The Ethiopian Army :: :: Freedoms Zone
I hear from milblogs to MSM reports to reports from my own sources that the ROEs (edit: Rules of engagement) have devolved to the point of absurdity and our forces are more fearful of UCMJ (edit: Uniform Code of Military Justice) violations than they are of enemy insurgents. This devolution of the ROEs in Iraq originated from an institutional CYA (edit: cover your ass) instinct by the DOD and senior commanders resulting from sensationalist media coverage of such events as Abu Ghraib, CIA 'secret prisons', and various manufactured Gitmo abuse claims.
JAG Hunter here: Decline in America's ability to fight properly is inversely proportional to the ascendancy of the U.S. JAG corps.
Here endth the lesson
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