Political and Public Policy. Political discussions and politics. A discussion and lots of very pointed editorial comments on doings 'round the world; but especially in the USA.
02 July 2009
Troops Told To Stop Taliban Pursuit If Civilians Are At Risk
Assuming the news media has got this right, I do believe we've just telegraphed a successful strategy to the bad guys.
[McClatchy Newspapers, mcclathchydc.com, July 1, 2009] Beginning Thursday, U.S. troops in Afghanistan will be under orders to back down when they’re chasing Taliban fighters whenever they think that civilians might be at risk.