Accession Number:

AD1116162

Title:

Risking Soldier's Lives and Mission Success to Assist and or Cooperate with Civilians on the Battlefield

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX FORT BLISS United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-12-28

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The bottom-line is that in this current war we are fighting is like no other war we have ever fought in terms of civilians on the battlefield. It can be argued that Viet Nam may have been similar but times and circumstances were entirely different. The culture of the enemy we are fighting creates an environment in which the civilian population can not and should be trusted during combat operations. The National media should also not be included in combat operations due to the risk of injury or death of SoldiersMarines and the Media members themselves. There is also the issue of compromising the mission by the media and or Local National civilians. This is unacceptable in terms of completing the mission with minimal or no military casualties.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE