UPDATED per comment: Blackfive contacted command. Possible that a local CO issued such an order. No 'blanket' change in ROE.
Commanders have reportedly ordered a U.S. military unit in Afghanistan to patrol in a manner that could handicap them.
Some soldiers are being ordered to conduct patrols without a round chambered in their weapons, The US Report has learned from an anonymous source at a forward operating base in Afghanistan. Our source was unsure if the order came from his unit or if it affected other units.
It's unconfirmed, folks.
And unbelievably stupid if true.