Tag Archives: Rules of Engagement

Petraeus tightens rules of engagement

U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, the recently appointed commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has reportedly added further restrictions to the “rules of engagement” that govern the use of force by most international forces in Afghanistan (Jason Motlagh, “Petraeus Toughens Afghan Rules of Engagement,” Time, 6 August 2010). Most details of the new directive […]

Petraeus to tweak Afghan strategy: More civilian casualties ahead?

On July 5th, U.S. Senator John McCain told reporters that the new U.S. Commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, will probably tweak the current U.S strategy in Afghanistan. After meetings with Petraeus and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, McCain said that “General Petraeus is reviewing the entire rules of engagement and probably there will be some […]