20090818

18AUG09 JTACs!

Working hard in the "Stan" (Afghanistan), and getting the shaft from 'Big Blue' in the form of more restrictive rules of engagement with Close Air Support.

We restricted how many "Shows of Force" we used to conduct in order NOT to get our enemies used to aircraft zipping low overhead and to keep the shock effect. Now, we force our men to conduct more zooming over target areas prior to ordnance release to 'clear civilians' or give them a chance to scatter. This is kinda upsetting and a reason I got out. However on the flip side, maybe when a SOF (Show Of Force) happens, it will always cause a scatter instinct! After all, if you don't know when or if ordnance will be released...

Rant complete.

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