Posts Tagged “McChrystal”

Does General McChrystal read Bouhammer.com?

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I talked about One of the Worst Ideas Ever! the other day on this blog when it was recommended to have a medal or award an existing medal to troops for NOT SHOOTING. In fact in that blog post I pleaded with GEN McChrystal to shoot that idea down. I have a lot of respect…

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One of the worst ideas ever!

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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…

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NATO admits again killing Afghan civilians after denial

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Nobody said that fighting a war against insurgents would be easy. In fact President Bush said this war would be long and tough and not like any other we have ever fought before. I know Gen McChrystal wants to have zero tolerance on civilian casualties, but it is war and the Zero Tolerance mentality of…

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US forces leave Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley

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Over at Stars and Stripes they have a story about the famed and bloody Korengal Valley in Afghanistan and how US Forces are now pulling out of there. I am a little confused by GEN McChrystal’s directive on this as the tenants of Counter-Insurgency is the CLEAR, HOLD, BUILD. When you pull out all the…

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McChrystal admits failure to reduce civilian deaths

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War is Hell, no matter how you slice it or dice it bad stuff happens and sometimes to good people…sometimes. The top US commander in Afghanistan has acknowledged his forces failure to reduce civilian casualties, as the US-led alliance faces Afghan anger over high civilian death. General Stanley McChrystal admitted in a videoconference that so…

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Soldiers going dismounted in Afghanistan

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Soldiers going dismounted in Afghanistan

About seven or eight months ago my good friend Scott Kesterson who was and still is in Afghanistan told me “things are changing here, they are going back to a Vietnam way of patrolling”. I was not sure what he was talking about or implying so I asked him. He told me that the troops…

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Uncle Jimbo talks about ROE and how that is percieved

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Uncle Jimbo tells is like it is. My good friend and fellow milbloggers, Uncle Jimbo tells it like it is in this video clip that I got from his site at www.unclejimbo.com. I have stated several times what Jimbo says here. I also understand and agree with what Gen McChrystal is trying to do, but…

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McChrystal’s Afghanistan Authority Grows

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It seems that our coalition partners in Afghanistan now see the value and experience of GEN McChrystal. I figure they must since they are allowing their troops to be put under his command. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, is being given expanded authority over U.S. and NATO forces in the country, a…

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