posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 02:24 AM
Todays combat injuries and fatalities accourding to
Iraq: Front-Line ER
statistics, are wounds
suffered from IEDs. Most end up being amputees, being even higher in number than any war including and since WW2.
It takes only four days to get back Stateside after the injury.
With this developing trend in war, isn't it time that a different technique or tactic was used? I beleive it is called "change it up". The reason
IEDs work so well is because they are placed where they will work. If troops use the same routes all the time, it is called predictibility. Also, if
such routes are to be used routinely they should have constant security.
Which in turn brings up the old subject of, Military Operation in Urban Terrain (MOUT).
TC brought up a valid point;
Lacking in rigor, strictness, or firmness.
Now if you will, see;
A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.
As anyone can see, those two do not go together.
The basis of this post, is prevention. As it is my opinion that such could have been prevented, by proper use of a battleplan. Not to say I am going
to criticize the current leaders of our Warfighters, but more so policy.
Our military, as well as many others around the world, are based on a principle of leading by example. Not saying much for US politicans, who
supposedly are leaders of the USA. If it is their example our current Armed Forces are following, many more
are going to be the hard way.
[edit on 29-3-2006 by ADVISOR]