Escalation of Force

Writing in the Washington Post, a veteran who served in the occupation of Afghanistan reminisced about killing innocent civilians, including children, and wondered aloud whether such killing was wrong. He justified his actions based on the military’s escalation of force guidelines. Of course, every military has had such guidelines in order to justify doing whatever it is that they felt like.

7 thoughts on “Escalation of Force

  1. Guidelines are guidlines and are there to be followed, but those galactic raiders from Alpha Centauri are going to have one hell of a time drinking the blood of their victims after vapourising them. I’d stick with the Mongolian military’s guidlines myself, which seem more flexible in this regard….

    Henri

  2. I wish someone with the resources of Michael Bloomberg would have that Washington Post article printed and reprinted all over the US in major newspapers. The US populace has become so numb to what their “leaders” are doing and the real cost of it. Issues like this need to go viral instead of whether Obama’s birth certificate is valid or if Beyonce lip-synced or not.

  3. “Writing in the Washington Post, a veteran who served in the occupation of Afghanistan reminisced about killing innocent civilians, including children, and wondered aloud whether such killing was wrong.”

    Link, please?

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