It is becoming more and more difficult to label, identify and kill our enemy. They are legion.
While in Iraq I talked with a Vietnam Combat Veteran. He told me a story of why he left before making his 20. While in Vietnam, in the combat zone, he was attacked by a "person" with a large knife. The first thrust he pushed back. When his attacker struck the second time, he twisted the knife in his shoulder. The Combat Vet pulled out his pistol--shot and killed his attacker.
He was courts marshaled for killing a teenager!
Recently this week two of our men have been accused of killing our enemy in a combat zone.
The Rules of Engagement need to be clear, our current CINC needs to either defend our country or reveal his motives why not.