Daily Archives: April 12, 2004

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US tactics condemned by British officers

[ British commanders in Iraq are thinking, “[t]he US will have to abandon the sledgehammer-to-crack-a-nut approach – it has failed.” From the article: British rules of engagement only allow troops to open fire when attacked, using the minimum force necessary and only at identified targets. The American approach was markedly different: “When US troops are attacked with mortars in Baghdad, they use mortar-locating radar to find the firing point and then attack the general area with artillery, even though the area they are attacking may be in the middle of a densely populated residential area.” –doclalor ] London’s Telegraph, April 11, […]