I am not contesting what you said, I am saying that the policy, be it the way it is or not, is a stupid way to fight a war.
And despite what talking heads in the government want to call is, it is in fact still a war, not a counter insurgency.
I am further saying that the rules of engagement as they are, setup as rules for counter insurgency is dangerous for the soldiers there. Nobody told the taliban the war is over and they are now just insurgents. They are fighting a war, a cold blooded one at that.
No one is advocating for civilian casualties here. If however, you see an enemy combatant scoping your position, right in front of you, you should be able to take them out. These guys walk right up to the troops, get their position, and then report it to the militants hiding behind a wall, so they know exactly where to shoot. Our troups cannot fight back, until they have bullets wizzing past them (or through them). That's the problem I have with the rules of engagement.
This show, does an incredible job of showing it. These guys embedded themselves with the troops in real fire fights.
It's an eye opening point of view.