The smart answer to the accident in Afghanistan that resulted in innocent dead is more training in an urban environment to raise the coordination and skill level of all involved.
Instead we now have this feel good drivel that is a logical extrapolation of the Obama Administration's 'Be Nice' campaign to woo the Islamic world.
KABUL – The U.S. commander in Afghanistan will soon order U.S. and NATO forces to break away from fights with militants hiding among villagers, an official said Monday, announcing one of the strongest measures yet to protect Afghan civilians.When this directive is issued, every house or building that might have Afghan civilians will be off-limits to any kind of allied military response. Which makes every such building a mini-sanctuary for the al-Qaeda and Taliban thugs who want to kill everyone who does not believe the same faith as them. As a result, there will be an AK-47 or maybe even PK machine gun poking out windows to take shots at allied forces while upstairs someone peers out another window to detonate an IED. I know there is an imminent danger clause but with all the prosecutions that have already occurred on very flimsy evidence like Haditha, what American commanders will do is withdraw instead of facing a court marital.
I will make this plain and simple, this directive cedes the initiative to the terrorists and puts allied forces on the defense. You will never win an insurgency by always playing defense.