One of the worst ideas ever!

You have got to be kidding me? Promising awards to soldiers for “not shooting”! NATO commanders are weighing a new way to reduce civilian casualties in Afghanistan: recognizing troops for “courageous restraint” if they avoid using force that could endanger innocent lives. That is as dumb as what Shinsenki did when he came up with

Afghanistan Shell Game?

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog posting (http://bouhammer.com/2010/04/us-forces-leave-afghanistans-korengal-valley/) about the US forces pulling out of Korengal Valley as part of GEN McChrystal’s directive to pull back from small, less-populated areas. I even posted a series of pictures in a second posting that was related to the same topic at http://bouhammer.com/2010/04/2-12-infantry-leaves-korengal-valley/ Well now it