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Shift needed' in Afghan combat

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posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 06:10 PM
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Shift needed' in Afghan combat


news.bbc.co.uk

The new commander of US and Nato-led troops in Afghanistan has said troops must shift from conventional warfare to protecting Afghan civilians.

Gen Stanley McChrystal is expected to release new combat rules aimed at reducing the number of civilian deaths.

A US military report has found that US air strikes in May in which Afghan civilians died had breached guidelines.

The Afghan government has repeatedly called for measures to cut the number of civilian casualties.
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posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 06:10 PM
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It is important to reduce danger as much as possible to non combatants, and those who support them. Although I also realize that any perceived weakness in the rules of combat used will be exploited to its fullest extent by the enemy. So what I fear may come of this is greater Taliban numbers in areas where they can dig in enough to be mostly unseen.

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