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Originally posted by Ahabstar
Since this in the survival forum the prudent answer is to avoid the conflicted area especially if it a troops versus civilian dressed situation. That said if a militia is supporting US forces to help suppress advancement and/or drive opposing forces back across the border, then it becomes a personal choice to join ranks or not. Keep in mind that you could indeed be shot and killed by opposing or even friendly fire. The fog of war is a very real situation especially by those that are not combat hardened.
When flight is not an option at all, it is always better to be judged by 12 than be carried by 6.