Author Topic: Revealed: Medal of Honor hero's anger that his request for backup was denied TEN TIMES by officers sitting kilometers away from where he single-handedly fought for seven hours against 60 Taliban  (Read 700 times)

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Offline mountaineer

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From the Daily Mail:
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Swenson believed the judgment of the officers who denied his calls for fire support had been clouded by pressure from headquarters in Kabul, at the time headed by Gen. Stanley McChrystal, to restrict the use of artillery in an effort to reduce civilian casualties.

This must have been difficult for Capt. Swenson.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2013, 01:07:53 PM by mountaineer »
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Correct me if this is incorrect; it was David Petraeus' Field Manual for Counter-Insurgency that 'fathered' the rules of engagement currently putting our troops in the cross-hairs of the enemy (perpetually). 

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I could not serve in today's Army. It's not just this which impresses me as suicidal for our own troops, but also the administration's response to the Hasan killings and  the way Obama & Co. treated the families of our fallen during the "shutdown". Why Capt Swenson wants to reup is simply beyond me.

I'm so seethingly MAD right now I can't even talk about this coherently!


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