Saturday, May 22, 2010

ROE in Afghanistan: No Chambered Round on Patrols??

ConYank relays an item (UNCONFIRMED) that Yon picked up.

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.

1 comment:

Grim said...

See Jim's post at BLACKFIVE about this; we touched base with command in Afghanistan.