New Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan

There is a disturbing letter from one of our soldiers in Afghanistan to his father published on the website of the estimable Michael Yon. The exact timing of the letter is not clear, but it is apparently very recent.  The date on the website is September 26.  It is a cri de coeur about our new rules of engagement following the recent green on blue attacks - i.e., the attacks by Afghans we are training on our own soldiers.  It's probably best to let the soldier speak for himself: "I am fed up. I cannot believe the lack of attention the recent changes in this war is receiving by the media or the country. I think I saw one thing on CNN about the following subject, but I had to dig extensively to find it. The purpose of this letter is to let you know of the garbage that our soldiers are going through right now. With this knowledge, I hope that you take action by writing your congressmen." (snip) "...because of this massive change in policy (and complete change in mission)...(Read Full Post)